Sep 14, 2012
California's record-shattering air temperature of 134°F was was recorded on July 10, 1913, at the North America's lowest, driest and hottest point at an elevation of 282 feet below sea level.
Officially Hotter Than Hell?
After re-examining world temperature records with 21st century technology, the World Meteorological Organization has now officially declared that Greenland Ranch, near Furnace Creek in Death Valley, is the hottest place in the history of the world.
Death Valley's dubious title of distinction is "The Most Unbearably Hot Place On Earth" but, hey, it's a dry heat.
How Hot Is Death Valley?
Birds are using oven mitts to pull worms out of the ground. Flames are running back to hell to cool off. You're spitting fire when you talk. People are taking off their skin to sit in their bones.
The devil just passed you on the highway, driving shirtless in a U-Haul full of everything he owns and begging God for rain.
It's 134° in the shade, and you're crazy from the heat.
Welcome to the Mojave Desert's Death Valley, the most burning, searing and boiling locale ever known to mankind.
Could the hottest place in the world be so hot that the heat bends gravity? Watch the following weird video from Death Valley. Real or fake? You decide.
California: Hottest Place On Earth