This Science Building Is Actually Melting
Even as we approach the time of year when people tend to sweat the most, it’s still unusual to see an inanimate object exhibit similar symptoms. This is currently happening in Glasgow, Scotland, where the highs are sitting at almost 90 degrees Fahrenheit, or 32 degrees Celsius. While the heat in some places can get all the way up to triple digits, this actually marks the hottest June day in 23 years for Scotland’s largest city. On top of this, the record-breaking temperatures around the Glasgow Science Centre are causing the roof to melt.
Fortunately, the structural integrity of the building is not in jeopardy, simply its weatherproof membrane, but these images are still pretty crazy. The black goo dripping down the outer walls is certainly an eye sore, but they’ll have to wait for the weather to cool down before cleaning it.
The building wasn’t the only thing affected by the heat, the high temperatures also caused speed restrictions on rail routes and there were even reported cases of some roads melting. People were delayed at Glasgow Central and Lanark due to major signaling problems. This happens because of the increased heat on the tracks, which can cause the steel to expand and potentially buckle. Professionals are monitoring the tracks, some of which are even painted white in order to absorb less heat.
Police also issued warnings regarding the record-breaking highs about things like swimming in potentially dangerous bodies of water and taking care of older people, children and even pets. Hopefully everyone touched by the high temperatures will head these warnings and the only thing melting in Scotland will be the Glasgow Science Centre, which you can see more of below…