australia_heat_map

Comedian: It’s so hot in Australia right now …

Audience: HOW HOT IS IT?

Comedian: It’s so hot they had to add two new colors to the heat forecast map in order to adequately express the full range of temperatures. [breaks down crying]

The reason this is such a shitty joke is that it’s true. Australia is experiencing a heat wave of such magnitude that the Bureau of Meteorology had to add two colors, dark purple and pink, to the temperature forecasting map. The chart previously went to 118 degrees F, but that wasn’t sufficient — now it goes to 129.