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Xinhua | Updated:2013-08-05 11:18BEIJING, July 31 (Xinhua) — It takes one minute for butter to melt, 10 minutes for eggs to set and 20 minutes for slices of beef to cook, not on a griddle, but on a sun-baked balcony.A local reporter found this out when he placed the foods on a metal railing and the concrete floor of a fourth-floor balcony in Shanghai.Since pictures and video of the cooking experiment were uploaded on Tuesday, they have spread like wildfire across the Internet.Shanghai has experienced the hottest July in 140 years, with 25 days reaching or exceeding 35 degrees Celsius this month, weather records show.Hoping to find a respite from the sweltering summer, sweaty people are turning to frying foods in the sun, cracking jokes and uploading heat-related photos.JEERING JOKESOn microblogging site Sina Weibo, theater director Wang Chaoge posted an altered image of Leonardo da Vincis masterpiece “Mona Lisa” in which her long dark locks are replaced with a pixie cut.”Its too hot,” read the caption to the image uploaded on Tuesday.More than 40 cities in China have experienced extreme heat, with highs creeping above 40 degrees Celsius as of Tuesday. The China Meteorological Administration (CMA) on Tuesday initiated level-two emergency response to the heat — the highest such response launched by the country to date — for nine provinces and municipalities in east and central China.Over 14 million Sina Weibo posts were related to the summer heat as of Wednesday, and over 100,000 featured jeers and jokes, especially ones of people comparing themselves to grilled meats and fish.Previous1 2 3 NextPrevious1 2 3 NextRelated StoriesHeat waves plague most, but fuel some bizHeat thwarts suicide attempt3 sanitation workers die of heat stroke in HunanAuthorities warn of heat stroke risk in ShanghaiHealth authorities warn of heat stroke risk in red-hot ShanghaiWoman in coma after staying in summer heatCartoonsA hairy proposalBrexit dealWuzhen SummitUS anti-dumping investigations go against fair tradeLand-based Aegis anti-missile defenseAnger at online rumorsMost Viewed in 24 HoursFroum trendsWho has the right of way on zebra crossings?Do foreigners find online shopping fun or pain?ColumnistsFake and shoddy drugs a threat to people, challenge for administratorsEU welcome to work with China to help AfricaForumFeatured ContributorsUphill battle of Chinese tea in RussiaInternet essential to ending poverty worldwideChina Daily Bureau ChiefsChongqing and Chengdu City Cluster on faster trackXi-Ma meeting brings historic opportunitiesStar BloggersThe past 5 years: Chinas global leadershipGetting stared at in China: Cultural curiosity, globalization and racismBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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