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Which Lindt ball melts fastest in the 44°c Melbourne heat?
Which Lindt ball melts fastest in the 44°c Melbourne heat?

7 unbelievable things that happened in Australia's fierce heat

Melted shoes. Melted everything!
Jan 17th 2014, 11:35 AM 9,476 0

PARTS OF AUSTRALIA are finally cooling down after being in the grip of a heatwave, with temperatures in Adelaide peaking at 44.2°c yesterday.

Fires continue to raging in Victoria and South Australia, leaving one woman dead in the Grampians region. Hundreds have evacuated from their homes.

The Age reports that a cool change has finally hit Melbourne, with temperatures set to drop by 15 or 20°c in some areas this weekend. Adelaide has also seen a drop to more tolerable temperatures.

The heat has driven humans and animals alike into all kinds of situations in a bid to keep cool.

Here are some of the more bizarre happenings…

A whole Lindt ball melts in three minutes

Source: Reuters

Zoo animals are eating giant meat ice pops

bear Honey, a Syrian brown bear at Melbourne zoo, rests on an ice block of meat, fish, fruit and vegetables in an attempt to cool down. Source: @TheAge_Photo via @ZoosVictoria

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Koalas are counting on humans for water supplies

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Bats and birds are falling out of the sky

Queensland’s Bat Conservation and Rescue service says that the heat has caused bats and birds to collapse mid-air and fall out of the sky.

Source: Murray Paas

Tennis players have collapsed at the Australian Open

Australian Open Tennis Zheng Jie of China receives medical treatment for heat-related illness during her third round match against Casey Dellacqua of Australia at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne. Source: Aaron Favila

This woman’s car dashboard registered a temperature of 51.5°c

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This woman’s shoe melted

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-Additional reporting by Associated Press

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