The World’s Largest Thermometer

Thursday, 22nd February 2007 by

Built to commemorate the highest temperature ever recorded in the United States, the World’s Largest Thermometer in near Death Valley, California is a whopping 134 feet tall. Why? There’s one foot for every degree – yes, it really did reach an unbelievable 134° Fahrenheit here in 1913.

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That’s 40.8 metres and 56.7 °C for those of you feeling confused right now ;)

And although there’s no high-res imagery, the coldest temperature ever recorded in the US , a terrifying −80.0 °F (−62.2 °C), was recorded in Prospect Creek, Alaska.

Thanks to Courtney.

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