A cruel heat wave is smothering California right now.
The inferno-like heat is taxing Californians to the limit:
As a result, many are making curious life choices:
Others are raising awareness about heat-related struggles:
Surviving the heat requires creativity:
And clothing is no longer a given:
In the face of the heat, technology has failed us:
A lot of people reportedly were literally melting.
California: Land O' Puddle People.