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Have you noticed that it's hot outside? Have we mentioned it yet? Has everybody you know started complaining about it already?
Well, here's something to bear in mind - that while it might be hot in the UK, in Japan it's been so hot there that people are cooking food on their cars. As you do.
While summer in Japan is usually pretty hot, it's also been experiencing abnormally high temperatures, and people are making the most of it. Or should that be baking the most of it? Look - here's a picture of someone who fried some ham on the bonnet of their car:
And while the common cliché about it being so hot you're able to fry eggs on the road is totally unhygienic and gross - even on the famously clean streets of Japan - someone did leave a 10-pack of eggs on their dashboard overnight and found them perfectly soft-boiled the next day. It might sound a little gross, but you have to admit, the 'finished' egg does look very tasty.
猛暑が話題ですが、ここで昨日の朝にクルマのダッシュボードに玉子をパックごと放置した結果です。- 灰えーす (@JR500K) July 16, 2018
For anyone freaking out about whether it was safe to eat, bacteria apparently dies in the shell at temperatures of over 65 Celsius. If you've even stepped inside a car that's been parked in the sun, you'll know that in the kind of temperatures Japan has been experiencing, it would have been way over 65 degrees in there. Ouch.
But while the crazy heat is providing some unusual cooking opportunities, it's also wreaking a bit of havoc. This person's windscreen sticker melted while they were out shopping...
And according to what all these people wrote on social media, even air conditioning is useless: "My steering wheel is hot. The AC only cooled down when I got home...
"The wind is hot. It's like opening up an air conditioner unit or a car bonnet. I'm not just going to melt; I'm going to die. I want some shaved ice or an ice cream float."
Guess we'll book our holiday for later in the year, then.
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