Cue Nelly, because it just got hot in Long Island (aka herrre)

Marc Sanchez Jun 27, 2012

Summer is heating up. Case in point: Long Island recently recorded a temperature of 7.2 trillion degrees. No lie. The temperature was recorded in the confines of a particle accelerator and notched a world record for hottest temperature ever achieved by humankind.

From Talking Points Memo:

The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), located at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, is the machine responsible for producing the blistering heat, which scientists achieved by smashing ions of pure gold into each other at close to the speed of light in an effort to replicate the conditions of the universe “a millionth of a second after the Big Bang,” according to a Brookhaven news release published Monday about the record.

So how hot do you get when you mash pure gold together? Apparently 250,000 times hotter than the center of the sun. In barbeque terms: EXTREMELY WELL DONE. 

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