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29th Jul '17 12:41:47 AM DarkHunter
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* ''Anime/ACertainMagicalIndex'': The plot of one of the later ''New Testament'' novels has Academy City get hit with an extreme heat wave in the middle of winter, such that the city completely shuts down and everyone starts wearing only their swimsuits in an effort to cool off. On top of that, bizarre monsters known as "Elements" being appearing and attacking anyone they find. [[spoiler:It turns out that the intense heat was created by one of Kamisato's girls using a satellite to literally microwave the city... and she was doing this because it weakened the Elements enough that they could be fought and resisted by the Esper population. Without the heat, they would have been unstoppable.]]
17th Jul '17 9:39:31 AM HeroGal2347
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* The ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode ''A Whale of a Bad Time'', starts with Huey, Dewey and Louie complaining about a heat wave and a broken air conditioner.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' episode ''A Whale of a Bad Time'', starts with Huey, Dewey and Louie complaining about a heat wave and a broken air conditioner.
10th Jun '17 12:34:10 AM DeepRed
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* Summer heat is frequently cited as a contributing factor to urban riots. The disturbances in Watts (1965) and in Newark and Detroit (1967) all took place during periods of higher-than-normal temperatures in those cities. And it was 90°F / 32.2 °C in April when the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles started. The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Cronulla_riots Cronulla riots]] in {{Sydney}} in 2005 took place in December, during the Southern Hemisphere summer.

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* Summer heat is frequently cited as a contributing factor to urban riots. The disturbances in Watts (1965) and in Newark and Detroit (1967) all took place during periods of higher-than-normal temperatures in those cities. And it was 90°F / 32.2 °C in April when the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles started. The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Cronulla_riots Cronulla riots]] in {{Sydney}} in 2005 took place in December, during the Southern Hemisphere summer.


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** The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Cronulla_riots Cronulla riots]] in {{Sydney}} in 2005 took place in December, during the Southern Hemisphere summer.
10th Jun '17 12:31:07 AM DeepRed
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* Summer heat is frequently cited as a contributing factor to urban riots. The disturbances in Watts (1965) and in Newark and Detroit (1967) all took place during periods of higher-than-normal temperatures in those cities. And it was 90°F / 32.2 °C in April when the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles started.

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* Summer heat is frequently cited as a contributing factor to urban riots. The disturbances in Watts (1965) and in Newark and Detroit (1967) all took place during periods of higher-than-normal temperatures in those cities. And it was 90°F / 32.2 °C in April when the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles started. The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Cronulla_riots Cronulla riots]] in {{Sydney}} in 2005 took place in December, during the Southern Hemisphere summer.



* During the summer of 1977, described as the "summer that New York lost its mind", temperatures were skyrocketing, corruption was rampant, and the SerialKiller Son of Sam had made the city his personal hunting ground. A BigBlackout that July capped everything off, leading to riots and looting--it took ''decades'' for some neighborhoods to recover.

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* During the summer of 1977, described as the "summer that New York lost its mind", temperatures were skyrocketing, corruption was rampant, and the SerialKiller Son of Sam had made the city his personal hunting ground. A BigBlackout that July capped everything off, leading to riots and looting--it [[BigRottenApple took ''decades'' for some neighborhoods to recover.recover]].
10th Jun '17 12:28:04 AM DeepRed
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* ''Film/RearWindow'': At the beginning of the film, the camera lingers on a thermometer showing the temperature as 90 degrees. The same day, one of the characters remarks that trouble seems to be brewing. Sure enough, it is. At the end of the film, the thermometer is shown again--[[spoiler:and it reads 70 degrees, showing that things have cooled down in the neighborhood now that the murderer has been caught.]]

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* ''Film/RearWindow'': At the beginning of the film, the camera lingers on a thermometer showing the temperature as 90 degrees.degrees (32.2 °C). The same day, one of the characters remarks that trouble seems to be brewing. Sure enough, it is. At the end of the film, the thermometer is shown again--[[spoiler:and it reads 70 degrees, degrees (21 °C), showing that things have cooled down in the neighborhood now that the murderer has been caught.]]



* The Creator/RayBradbury short story "Touched With Fire" (in the anthology ''The October Country'') has its main characters theorizing about heat and its effects on people: one character asserts that the most murderous temperature is 98 degrees Fahrenheit (cooler than that you can cope with; hotter than that and you don't want to expend energy in violent behavior).

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* The Creator/RayBradbury short story "Touched With Fire" (in the anthology ''The October Country'') has its main characters theorizing about heat and its effects on people: one character asserts that the most murderous temperature is 98 degrees Fahrenheit (cooler (36.6 °C, cooler than that you can cope with; hotter than that and you don't want to expend energy in violent behavior).



* In Alfred Bester's "Fondly Fahrenheit", the main character has a ThreeLawsCompliant android, except that it will malfunction and kill people in hot weather (over 90°F). And he keeps on bringing it to hot planets.

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* In Alfred Bester's "Fondly Fahrenheit", the main character has a ThreeLawsCompliant android, except that it will malfunction and kill people in hot weather (over 90°F).90°F / 32.2 °C). And he keeps on bringing it to hot planets.



* ''Series/BlackBooks'': All three main characters go insane during a heat wave. Fran can't sleep, partly due to the heat and partly because her landlord has moved her wall, shrinking her flat. Bernard is stalking Fran's new neighbour and trying to make her his summer girlfriend. If Manny's temperature exceeds 88 degrees it will trigger "Dave's Syndrome" and, naturally, Bernard does everything he can to set Manny off: insisting he wear a winter jacket, a hot water bottle and "Heat B Gone Booties", storing books in the oven.

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* ''Series/BlackBooks'': All three main characters go insane during a heat wave. Fran can't sleep, partly due to the heat and partly because her landlord has moved her wall, shrinking her flat. Bernard is stalking Fran's new neighbour and trying to make her his summer girlfriend. If Manny's temperature exceeds 88 degrees (31 °C) it will trigger "Dave's Syndrome" and, naturally, Bernard does everything he can to set Manny off: insisting he wear a winter jacket, a hot water bottle and "Heat B Gone Booties", storing books in the oven.



* [[http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=2569097 One study]] showed that incidence of mental disorders with violent presentations increased when the temperature rose above 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, the FBI found an average increase of between 35-40% in the murder rate in urban areas from February to July over a span of five years of records.
* Summer heat is frequently cited as a contributing factor to urban riots. The disturbances in Watts (1965) and in Newark and Detroit (1967) all took place during periods of higher-than-normal temperatures in those cities. And it was 90°F in April when the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles started.

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* [[http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=2569097 One study]] showed that incidence of mental disorders with violent presentations increased when the temperature rose above 80 degrees Fahrenheit.Fahrenheit / 26.6 °C. Also, the FBI found an average increase of between 35-40% in the murder rate in urban areas from February to July over a span of five years of records.
* Summer heat is frequently cited as a contributing factor to urban riots. The disturbances in Watts (1965) and in Newark and Detroit (1967) all took place during periods of higher-than-normal temperatures in those cities. And it was 90°F / 32.2 °C in April when the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles started.



* The summer of 2011 was an aversion of the "heat waves cause crime" trope. Temperature records were broken all across the U.S. with many cities reporting 50+ (and even 90+) days of serial temperatures over 100°F. Several states also recorded the hottest months of June, July, August, and September ever, with similar drought records being set. Despite this, reported crime was actually ''lower'' compared to years previous. Presumably, it's not worth the energy to commit high crime in sizzling temperatures.

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* The summer of 2011 was an aversion of the "heat waves cause crime" trope. Temperature records were broken all across the U.S. with many cities reporting 50+ (and even 90+) days of serial temperatures over 100°F.100°F / 37.7 °C. Several states also recorded the hottest months of June, July, August, and September ever, with similar drought records being set. Despite this, reported crime was actually ''lower'' compared to years previous. Presumably, it's not worth the energy to commit high crime in sizzling temperatures.



* Spain suffered in July 2015 the longest-lasting heat wave since registers exist, with three hot weeks of temperatures above or around 95°F even in those regions where summer temperatures are far milder.

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* Spain suffered in July 2015 the longest-lasting heat wave since registers exist, with three hot weeks of temperatures above or around 95°F / 35 °C even in those regions where summer temperatures are far milder.
21st May '17 9:08:14 PM Andyroid
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* The pilot episode of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' involved the culdesac suffering one of these, they solve their initial problem by [[HumanPopsicle stuffing themselves into Ed's freezer]], but when Sarah kicks them out they find a new source of refreshment by bombing the neighborhood pool party... and wind up trapped in a pool with no trunks until night comes in and they start freezing.

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* The pilot episode of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': "Pop Goes the Ed" involved the culdesac suffering one of these, they a severe heat wave. The Eds solve their initial problem by [[HumanPopsicle stuffing themselves into Ed's freezer]], but when Sarah kicks them out they find a new source of refreshment by bombing the neighborhood pool party... and wind up trapped in a pool with no trunks until night comes in and they start freezing.
21st May '17 9:05:55 PM Andyroid
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* ''Series/TheAdventuresOfPeteAndPete'': In "The Call", Big Pete and Little Pete spend the hottest day of the summer trying to find out why a mysterious {{phone booth}} on the edge of town has been ringing nonstop for twenty-seven years.
14th May '17 4:04:18 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* The heat wave [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_European_heat_wave that affected Europe in 2003]] deserves mention as it was the strongest one recorded since at least 1540, claiming 70,000 deaths and hitting France especially hard.
* Spain suffered in July 2015 the longest-lasting heat wave since registers exist, with three hot weeks of temperatures above or around 95°F even in those regions where summer temperatures are far milder.
11th Mar '17 4:15:22 PM nombretomado
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* MilestoneComics had a quasi-CrisisCrossover called ''Long Hot Summer'', where the stories of its titles converged around the construction of the "Utopia Park" theme park in the middle of the worst part of Dakota City, and the stresses caused during the summer when the park was built culminating in the Blood Syndicate crashing the gates on opening day and unintentionally inciting a massive riot.

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* MilestoneComics Creator/MilestoneComics had a quasi-CrisisCrossover called ''Long Hot Summer'', where the stories of its titles converged around the construction of the "Utopia Park" theme park in the middle of the worst part of Dakota City, and the stresses caused during the summer when the park was built culminating in the Blood Syndicate crashing the gates on opening day and unintentionally inciting a massive riot.
4th Mar '17 11:45:46 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/AStreetcarNamedDesire''. You can feel the sweat pouring off MarlonBrando. It's set in TheBigEasy of course, where it's like this 9 months of the year.

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* ''Film/AStreetcarNamedDesire''. You can feel the sweat pouring off MarlonBrando.Creator/MarlonBrando. It's set in TheBigEasy of course, where it's like this 9 months of the year.
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