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This Is How Californians Are Dealing With Their Brutal Heat Wave

California has mistaken October for July. In the Sahara.

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A cruel heat wave is smothering California right now.

#LA # Noon and already 100 out side!! How hot is it going to be at 3pm. Get me to a Pool quickly!!! #icetea

Candu Management@CanduManagementFollow

#LA # Noon and already 100 out side!! How hot is it going to be at 3pm. Get me to a Pool quickly!!! #icetea

1:35 PM - 04 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Granted this is in the sun - it's hot in the bay.

David P. Discher@daviddpdFollow

Granted this is in the sun - it's hot in the bay.

4:43 PM - 04 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The inferno-like heat is taxing Californians to the limit:

Live tweeting myself bursting into flames. #heatwave

HoganCo LLC@thejohnhoganFollow

Live tweeting myself bursting into flames. #heatwave

1:04 PM - 04 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Walked around the corner to Trader Joe's and fried like an egg in the heat. Bought pumpkin waffles. I wish I could buy autumn.

Gwynne Garfinkle@gwynnegaFollow

Walked around the corner to Trader Joe's and fried like an egg in the heat. Bought pumpkin waffles. I wish I could buy autumn.

5:47 PM - 04 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

It's so hot Superman just requested a black car from Uber! #LA #OctoberHeatWave

Dr. Todd Boyd@DrToddBoydFollow

It's so hot Superman just requested a black car from Uber! #LA #OctoberHeatWave

2:47 PM - 04 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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As a result, many are making curious life choices:

It's so hot outside I followed Nelly's advice and got arrested.

Lamarr Wilson@LamarrWilsonFollow

It's so hot outside I followed Nelly's advice and got arrested.

1:19 PM - 04 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Others are raising awareness about heat-related struggles:

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I hate when it gets this hot out its really uncomfortable pooping in the heat

RYAN@AStateOfRyanFollow

I hate when it gets this hot out its really uncomfortable pooping in the heat

1:14 PM - 04 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Surviving the heat requires creativity:

Home made AC. SF why you so hot

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ITS WAAAAY TOO HOT TO BE WEARING LEATHER PANTS RIGHT NOW

Tonantzin@taaahnisFollow

ITS WAAAAY TOO HOT TO BE WEARING LEATHER PANTS RIGHT NOW

5:53 PM - 04 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

So hot.. I just put my work pants in the freezer after taking them out of the dryer...

DradLP_Devin@DradLP_DevinFollow

So hot.. I just put my work pants in the freezer after taking them out of the dryer...

1:33 PM - 04 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

In the face of the heat, technology has failed us:

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A lot of people reportedly were literally melting.

California: Land O' Puddle People.

@jayneheron It's too hot for a californian!!! I'm literally melting.

Sky@SkyFelixMusicFollow

@jayneheron It's too hot for a californian!!! I'm literally melting.

4:09 PM - 04 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

dude it's so hot, literally melting

And the animals were not immune to the heat.

@HalfordU ohhh yummm it's super hot here 100 f. Want to have pool pawty?

Katkay41@katkay41Follow

@HalfordU ohhh yummm it's super hot here 100 f. Want to have pool pawty?

5:18 PM - 03 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

It's going to be hot here today. All my dogs relaxing in the ac #socalweather #dogs

Naberhood Sports@naberhoodsportsFollow

It's going to be hot here today. All my dogs relaxing in the ac #socalweather #dogs

1:44 PM - 04 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

In conclusion: California is just too hot:

Jim Dalrymple is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

Contact Jim Dalrymple II at jim.dalrymple@buzzfeed.com.

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