High temperatures around the U.S. and beyond

Sunday, July 17, 2011 | 4:54 p.m. CDT; updated 11:34 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 18, 2011

The Missourian invites you to stay inside for a while and enjoy that air conditioning while you click on the following links. Look below for news about high temperatures around the world and tips relating to plant care, snacks, and past heat waves.

It isn't just hot at our mid-Missouri latitude. Our neighbors to the north have reason to complain as well. Read this Montreal Gazette article for more details. And if you need help translating all those Celsius values, allow this metric conversion calculator to help.


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Beat the heat (and save some bucks) by making a smoothie at home using this instructional video.

While those across much of the nation and world are uncomfortable in the latest weather conditions, cacti find them to be quite agreeable. For tips on caring for your own cacti, check out this article from Tulsa World.

The Cypress Times provides answers about some past heat waves in a Q&A with weather expert Brent McRoberts.

For those who are sick of sitting in the air conditioning, refer to this list of Columbia's pools and spraygrounds.

If you would like a sneak peek at what Columbia's pools and spraygrounds look like, take a look at a 2010 Missourian video.

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