Melting point


Tuesday was a record breaking day in New York City as temperatures reached 103 degrees in Central Park and at LaGuardia Airport. Some people tried frying eggs on the asphalt to prove just how hot it was. Employees at New York City’s 3-1-1 office in Lower Manhattan reported a giant spike in calls from residents, mostly asking how best to stay cool and beat the heat. But in Times Square the evidence of a heat wave was clear: it was so hot, even gold reached its melting point.