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. 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. More at Roadside America.