#1 Posted by Korwin (2825 posts) -

So while the US sits under an ungodly amount of snow and Ice currently down here on the other side of the planet (Australia) a chunk of the country is current melting. It's so hot that even the bugs are trying to hide from it. I took these videos while I was out for a walk at lunch time.

Now I'm not saying I shoved my hand into one of these... puddles of beetles, but boy was it tempting.

#2 Edited by Canteu (2821 posts) -

Ah Australia. Still the land containing 90% of the worlds nopes.

#3 Posted by Korwin (2825 posts) -

@canteu said:

Ah Australia. Still the land containing 90% of the worlds nopes.

Eh they're just Soldier Beetles so not really anything to worry about.

#4 Posted by GorillaMoPena (1921 posts) -

I assume, being Australia, those beetles are highly poisonous and eat birds.

#5 Posted by NecroMongo (64 posts) -

44 degrees here in Melbourne. It's been between 40 and 44 all week. I just want to die.

#6 Edited by stryker1121 (1340 posts) -

Was watching some of the Aussie Open and there was talk of 107 degree temps. Stay frosty, man!

#7 Posted by Canteu (2821 posts) -

@korwin: I never said they were anything to worry about, but they are still most certainly nopes. Not to mention the monsters that kill you nopes down there!

#8 Edited by benspyda (2030 posts) -

Yea, I've had thousands of ants invade my house trying to get out of the extreme temperatures. Unfortunately they were unaware of how hot it was in my house too.

Fortunately here in Brisbane the 40 degree temperatures have passed(for now) and its just hot and humid opposed to scorching like in Melbourne.

#9 Posted by Korwin (2825 posts) -

Just watched a video of some dude cooking an egg using a frying pan he left on his passenger seat in his car, he wins.

#10 Posted by crithon (3075 posts) -

it's so hot, that bugs are coming out of hibernation..... wow.

#11 Edited by ch3burashka (5009 posts) -

I assume, being Australia, those beetles are highly poisonous and eat birds.

They have domesticated birds for transport and military maneuvers, and hunt humans.

#12 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3482 posts) -

This week has been absolutely gruelling. I'm an Adelaidean.

#13 Posted by Flappy (2127 posts) -

Good ol' Australia! I've heard that the people are attractive (and pretty chill), but just about everything that's not human wants to fuck up your day.

I hope that the heat dies down a bit for ya!

#14 Edited by DannyHibiki (136 posts) -

My sympathies m8.

Really hoping we don't have another shitty summer with every day over 100 F here in Austin again. Ugh.

#15 Posted by TyCobb (1945 posts) -

That's a lot of bugs.

@korwin said:

So while the US sits under an ungodly amount of snow and Ice...

I wished! California is in a drought. Shit there, was a wild fire today. We need some rain and aren't going to get any soon.

#16 Posted by Zomgfruitbunnies (747 posts) -

That's fucking gross.

Thanks, OP.

:<

#17 Edited by RadecAU (91 posts) -

The koalas are struggling

#18 Posted by Animasta (14648 posts) -

oh god I am pretty sure I could never live in australia because all of the bugs

also if you look at those pictures from far away they look like shell casings.

#19 Edited by micemoney (134 posts) -

It's been hot as shit in LA lately.

#20 Edited by jsnyder82 (726 posts) -

The East Coast and Midwest are freezing.

California is in a drought.

And Washington gets to avoid it all! Normal weather here!

#21 Posted by Xeiphyer (5594 posts) -

@crithon said:

it's so hot, that bugs are coming out of hibernation..... wow.

Summer time in aussieland, Southern hemisphere gets opposite seasons.

ALSO, Throw fire on all those bugs :( Gross.

#22 Edited by TheManWithNoPlan (5221 posts) -

SUPER HOT.

Actually, it's pretty cold here on the east coast. The lows get down in the 30's and occasionally dip in the 20's.

#23 Edited by Ben_H (3307 posts) -

AAAAHHHHHHHHHH

I could never live there. I hate bugs.

#24 Posted by EdgeKasey (130 posts) -

It's -30 Celsius here...... -_- Yay.

#25 Posted by Zeta (1 posts) -

I'm in Argentina, and it's pretty hot in here also. We're not at Australia's levels (not yet, anyway) but it's been a while since it's been so hot for so many days in a row (right now it's 30 degrees Celsius and it's 3 AM). It's even caused some problems on the electric system, since the city (I live on the outskirts of Buenos Aires) is not prepared for these kind of temperatures.

It's all been documented by Totilo because he was vacationing on Buenos Aires at the end of last year in this article: http://kotaku.com/the-rarest-video-game-in-the-world-1500413789

#26 Posted by Random45 (1045 posts) -

Man, I'd prefer that weather. I'm so tired of all this damn snow and ice.

#27 Posted by Nightriff (4911 posts) -

I'll stick to my 20 degree weather in Idaho...cold over bugs is always a win.

#28 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3050 posts) -

And Australia continues to be the last place on Earth I would like to live.

#29 Posted by Gruebacca (496 posts) -

The Bay Area is currently getting highs in the 70's all week long. There are trees that are budding that haven't lost all their leaves yet.

#30 Posted by ripelivejam (3528 posts) -

SUPER HOT.

this, forever.

(i'm pretty sure that game is a thinly veiled criticism on the state of global wabbah, but that's probably just me...)

#31 Edited by dudeglove (7684 posts) -

do not want