Other Indicators That 2012 Was the Hottest Year on Record

SOME DISLIKE IT HOT DEPT.

2012 was the hottest year in the nation’s history! And while that’s not a surprise to anyone who set foot outside in the last 365 days (excluding that loveable shut-in, John Caldwell), there were several other tip-offs that you might have missed.

Things to Do While Waiting in Line for Gas

PLAY THE FUEL DEPT.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, many gas stations are still closed, and the ones that are open have huge lines, with cars backed up for hours just to get a few gallons of gas! (And you can just forget about using that complimentary squeegee anytime soon!) But as you’re sitting there, patiently waiting your turn, the least we can do is offer some suggestions for how you can pass the time.

MAD's Storm Preparation Tips

THE BOOK OF STORMIN' DEPT.

Hurricane Sandy is shaping up to be the biggest storm ever to hit the U.S. and people are bracing for the worst. Whether putting down sandbags, stocking up on water and batteries, or just catching up on that backlog of Honey Boo Boo episodes before the power goes out — everyone's taking measures. But you can always do more! And in that spirit, we're proud to offer...

Reasons July was the Hottest Month Ever

ALL YOU CAN HEAT DEPT.

The numbers are in, and — wait for it — July was the hottest month ever recorded in the United States! (We weren’t asking you to “wait for it” for dramatic reasons; we just needed to wipe our sweat-drenched foreheads and chug a two-liter bottle of Gatorade “Turquoise Permafrost”!) We did conduct an exhaustive study, however, and discovered the…

How Hot is it in New York City?

SCHVITZ HAPPENS DEPT.

Here in New York, local weatherpeople are saying that for the next few days, temperatures will get into the upper nineties, with humidity making it feel more like a brain-melting 105°. Sure, that’s plenty hot — but how hot is it, really?

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