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Everyday Objects and How Hot They Can Get

Digital Laser Thermometer, Tallahassee
Posted at 6:06 PM, Jul 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-11 20:04:43-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) -- Typical Summer days in North Florida and South Georgia usually mean one thing: Heat.

And just how hot can things get, well, we did an experiment to find out. We used a digital laser thermometer to get a few samples of temperatures.

To start things off, we took with a cup of hot coffee. 116 degrees!

Moving to FSU, their athletic track was 151 degrees. "I didn't think about how hot the pavement would be compared to the actual weather forecast", said Allison Summers, a student at FSU.

Our next destination was a playground. Kids these days love to play on the playground, but some of the equipment can be scalding hot. A slide for instance, was also 151 degrees!

Our final destination was at the WTXL studios looking at hot cars. A seat belt buckle is hot during a summer day when a station car hasn't been used in over a few hours. It measured in at 116 degrees!

So even a few of the things that we use on a day to day basis during the summer can be as hot or hotter, than your typical cup of Joe.