Thursday, 1 October 2020

Keeping To A Theme Of TikTok And Instagram Influencers,

I guess their followers will soon be seeing them here,

as heat tourist, the latest craze, with some people driving thousands of miles to Nevada’s Death Valley for a selfie with the thermometer listing one of the hottest recorded temperatures on Earth, back in 2013, NPR reported that people from as far as New Zealand, Belgium and China traveled to the California desert valley just to experience the extreme heat for themselves, “It’s one of the few places in the world where you can easily come out and experience temperatures into the 120s, and that’s why we get visitors from all over the world,” one person explained, only things have changed a lot over the last seven years. For one, social media has become a big part of our lives, and Instagram has really taken off, so it doesn’t come as a big surprise that for a lot of people heat tourism means traveling to Death Valley just to take a selfie with the iconic thermometer there showing an extreme temperature, according to YouTuber Dan Markham, who recently drove from Utah to Death Valley, some people would stay in their cars with their air-conditioning on blast and just keep their eye on the thermometer. As soon as it reached a really high temperature, they would all flock to it for a selfie, “It would be stuck at 129 and then all of a sudden it would go up to 130 and everyone would run out of their cars to take a picture,” Markham told LA Times, global warming? for these heat seekers bring it on!

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