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Giant thermometer for sale at
$1.75 million

Associated Press, by Mark J. Terrill

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Posted By:FL_Absentee_Voter, 1/4/2013 11:29:24 AM

BAKER – There´s a new thermometer on the market. But it´s unlikely to fit under your tongue. The 134-foot landmark in Baker, billed as the world´s largest thermometer, has been put up for sale. The asking price: $1.75 million. The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday the price includes the now vacant gift shop at the base and 4 acres around it. Erected in the sweltering city in 1991, the thermometer with nearly 5,000 light bulbs was intended as beacon for motorists headed to and from Las Vegas on I-15.

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One of those quirky kind of landmarks you find only in Southern California. I remember driving past at 7 PM one evening: 105 degrees.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 1/4/2013 11:52:30 AM     (No. 9098408)

Is that oral or rectal?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Iowadad, 1/4/2013 11:58:59 AM     (No. 9098425)

Designed specifically for Al Gore . . .

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 1/4/2013 12:12:19 PM     (No. 9098440)

I wonder if AlGazeera would want it. He seems so very concerned with global warming. The treasonous bastid.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/4/2013 1:02:23 PM     (No. 9098520)

At least we´re all on the same page here.

I had in mind a special gift for Zippy.

This could go on the White House lawn in place of a Holiday Tree.

Once the heat is on...
Zippy can sit on it.

This would address concerns by all previous posters here.

Plus it would be fun to see.
Up to a point, anyway.
Ewwwwww... we might add.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: varkdriver, 1/4/2013 1:54:51 PM     (No. 9098597)

Stopped there once in September to get some gas. The temp was a balmy 114, and these two idiots ahead of us were staring at the gas pump like it was some kind of alien. I had to keep my car running to keep the air conditioner going for the cat we were transporting cross-country to our new duty station. The temp gauge was climbing past "Solar Surface", when I finally got out of my car and asked the two buffoons if I could help. They were tourists from come foreign land, and I pumped their gas in no time flat. I also seem to recall on the trip out of Baker east on 15 towards Vegas you are advised to turn off your car´s A/C to prevent overheating. I didn´t and we survived...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/4/2013 2:12:37 PM     (No. 9098627)

#5, fun post, thanks for piling on!

Sorry for the extra news...
but...
This Just In...

Zippy has announced his plan to invest half a billion dollars in federal funds...
in this "Special Solar Thermal Device"
(Gummint acronyn... "SSTD")

I´d like to tell him where to put it.

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