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Top Ten Things You Don't Want to Melt in the Arizona Sun

Updated on February 18, 2013

115 Degrees Fahrenheit, With No Relief in Sight!

One hot, sunny day in Arizona, which is most of the year, I didn't want to go outside but decided to stay in the house.

Out here, as in some other parts of the World it is difficult to venture out to do anything during the 115F degree temperatures. Why do you ask? Because if you go outside you will melt, along with anything else you decide to take out with you.

For the fun of it, I have compiled my Top Ten list of things that you don't want to take out in the Arizona sun for fear of melting.

I hope these things bring a few giggles and please forward to others who do not know what it is like to melt!

Have fun!

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melted clock
melted clock

Melting Away the Hours

Yes, it is a hot day. Well, at least where I live. I went to the Post Office this morning and I couldn't get back to the house fast enough.

I don't particularly like this hot weather, but I choose to live here in Arizona. I think most live here because of the temperate Fall and Winter. During the late Spring and early Summer, I find myself fleeing the heat to cooler climates, much like people in the Winter who flee to warmer climates.

Growing up, I learned to not put things outside that would melt. I learned the hard way on a lot of things. Several warped records and cassettes (remember those?) later, I learned that the Sun does melt things, especially when left in a hot car.

In Arizona, I don't know how the pioneers could stand it. I was told many years ago by a man who had been here since the 1910s, that they used to wet their blankets and sleep with them covering themselves. That doesn't sound like much fun but I guess it worked.

This is a silly website of things that you shouldn't put in the heat or you will be sorry.

Thanks for taking this fun journey with me.

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Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in Phoenix, Ariizona

Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in Phoenix, Ariizona
Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in Phoenix, Ariizona

Somehow, this is not my idea of something I would want to "melt" or "meltdown."

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Chernobyl and Other Melting Nuclear Plants - Nuclear meltdowns can cause catastrophes!

Visit Sunny Chernobyl: And Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted Places
Visit Sunny Chernobyl: And Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted Places

There is a new movie out called "Chernobyl" but it is more of a horror film, not yet on video.

However, this video talks about the true disaster of Chernobyl and other nuclear disasters. It is a must see. I enjoyed it very much and you will also!

 

My Favorite David Bowie CD

My Favorite David Bowie CD
My Favorite David Bowie CD

I was driving along and tried to stick the in the CD player with no luck.

This photo was taken by and is the property of the author, tvyps

Better Buy Another

Aladdin Sane - 30th Anniversary Remaster
Aladdin Sane - 30th Anniversary Remaster

Aladdin Sane is one of my favorite Bowie albums. It has classics such as Gene Genie and my favorite, "Cracked Actor.

Bowie was way ahead of his time and I heard he was still around, probably floating out in space with Major Tom.

 

My Steering Wheel

My Steering Wheel
My Steering Wheel

The Melted Cat

The Melted Cat
The Melted Cat

To bring him in at night, you need a rather large spatula.

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Melted Ice Cream Cone

Melted Ice Cream Cone
Melted Ice Cream Cone

It not only drips, it completely melts as soon as you walk outside leaving you with the cone and licking the drippings from your arm.

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Maybe Order Some Ice Cream that Doesn't Melt? - Dots are fantastic!

AstroRox Neapolitan Freeze-Dried Ice Cream Drops - Case of 24
AstroRox Neapolitan Freeze-Dried Ice Cream Drops - Case of 24

This is some great "melt-proof" ice cream and perfect for Arizona or any warm climates. Heck, you can even eat it in colder locations.

The first time I tried this was at the mall. It is not as sweet as I expected and a fun, long-lasting treat.

Buy a case today, ha! (Other sizes available through the link but this is an unbelievable deal).

 

The Melted Dog

The Melted Dog
The Melted Dog

Requires a much larger spatula.

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Crushed Ice Snowmen

Crushed Ice Snowmen
Crushed Ice Snowmen

The only kind that grow in Arizona. Ingredients: (1) 10lb bag of crushed ice. Directions: Form snowmen and leave in sun for 5 minutes until completely gone.

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The Melted Snowman Snowglobe - For those of you with a twisted sense of humor

The Original Florida Melted Snowman snowglobe
The Original Florida Melted Snowman snowglobe

This is a great, funny novelty. I first saw one of these years ago and they are true Arizona snowmen. This one says "Florida" on it but it doesn't make much difference and you can turn the name around, which is what I do.

A sure-fire conversation piece. Good for those Christmas in July celebrations.

 

Wicked Wtich Toy

Wicked Wtich Toy
Wicked Wtich Toy

Not necessary to apply water to aid in melting.

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Something that Melts that People were not so Upset About

The Wizard of Oz (Two-Disc 70th Anniversary Edition)
The Wizard of Oz (Two-Disc 70th Anniversary Edition)

If you have never seen this, it is time to put it in your collection.

Full of fun stuff like burning scarecrows, flying monkeys and melting witches...OOPS, did I give away the ending?

 

The Children

The Children
The Children

Remember, the smaller they are, the quicker they melt.

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Melted Brain (Not only for Zombies)

Melted Brain (Not only for Zombies)
Melted Brain (Not only for Zombies)

How some envision "Steam Punk."

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Before you Melt Away, Please Leave a Few Marks Below - I would appreciate your thoughts!

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      CoeGurl 4 years ago from USA

      We lived in Arizona for a while. The sun melted the paint and clearcoat off the top of our car.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      Please don't let the nuclear reactor melt down. Gosh but I wish the world would get rid of those things. Lol...as for the rest ...yep!

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      Stickypony LM 5 years ago

      This lens is hot ;D

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      fullofshoes 5 years ago

      fun!!!! made me laugh and I needed a good one today. sure is hot everywhere. well done! ~blessed~

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      rawwwwwws lm 5 years ago

      This is such a unique lens! Loved it!

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      Diva2Mom 5 years ago

      I used to live in San Antonio, TX and boy, it's humid there too, but I haven't been to Arizona so I can only imagine how much hotter and more humid it is over there. What a great, interesting lens! Arizona is a beautiful place though, so stay cool by enjoying some yummy ice cream or something :) God bless.

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      Angela F 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      The older I get the less I can stand the AZ summer heat. Love the lens!

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      bo-abo 5 years ago

      go to the 2012 hahaha

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      You sure had a hot day.

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      Judy Filarecki 5 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      I escape AZ every May to avoid melting.

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      Stephen J Parkin 5 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      I lived in Riyadh Saudi Arabia for 7 years and it was hot enough in the summer to blow a Canadian thermometer over 125¤F we had to have remote start and leave the a/c on for 10 minutes before attempting to get in to the car! I have sympathy, but at least it was a dry heat. If you get those temperatures by the coast you really melt!

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      I hope our Earth will not be melted. otherwise, we will be like the the person in the picture above.

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      Nancy Johnson 5 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      I live in the Phoenix area for the past 4 summers now, and I have used my winter gloves to touch the steering wheel when I have forgotton to use the sun shade in the windshield. I enjoyed this lens. Lots of laughs.

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      microfarmproject 5 years ago

      I run a micro farm in he Phoenix, AZ. The summers are definitely hot, but the rest of the year is lovely and makes up for it.

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      We was in Arizona (Tucson) in May and it was 102, I remember the hotel had a great pool, so in the middle of the day I swam with great pleasure... LOL

      So I learn... I don't have to go in July or August...

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      Mandy 5 years ago from Montana

      I grew up in AZ also. I have melted crayons, cell phones and all types of candy. I really cooked an egg on a car hood, and the sidewalk. I even baked chocolate chip cookies inside the car on the dashboard. All of these things make a disaster of a mess, so you learn quick, not to leave anything laying around.

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      I've visited Sedona and love it because of the late afternoon monsoons. It does cool things down a bit. Most of my time is spent poolside. If things get much worse here in California I may move there.

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      Tamara Kajari 5 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

      But what about that fried egg from the intro photo? :) Great lens, thanks.

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      That's hot. I hope it cools off soon.

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      alaiamax lm 5 years ago

      Nice lens! I can even feel the hot weather temperature in your area. thanks for sharig

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      alaiamax lm 5 years ago

      Nice lens! I can even feel the hot weather temperature in your area. thanks for sharig

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      Rosaquid 5 years ago

      I grew up in Phoenix! Thanks for the memories.

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      Psycho Free Zone 5 years ago from USA

      Great lens! Love the melted cat : )

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      allenwebstarme 5 years ago

      There are plenty of states here in India which hot like this, funny interesting lens.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      We have been having hot weather for the past two weeks. Yikes can't write any more the guy above is really disturbing me!

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      Childbirth_Educator 5 years ago

      Oh those pics make me feel like melting.

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      Oh I hear you. I live where I do for the sanity that the four months of cooler weather each year offer. I feel like this guy above for the other eight months! Blessings.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      You sure did have fun with this....sorry about the Davie Bowie CD, lesson learned I would guess! That poor man above the guestbook must also be in Arizona!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I too live in Arizona and yep, when I go out these days, I melt.

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      MrInfopreneur 5 years ago

      very funny lens. its hot here, but your place is even hotter

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Must really be hot in your area. It is getting even hotter.