These Things Melted Really Weirdly And They’ll Have You Saying “Same”
If you can't take the heat then get out of the kitchen. But what if your kitchen is just a really hot sidewalk and you're a street clock - then what do you do? Accept your fate and turn into a goop puddle of course.
Honestly, some of these are a mood. Their goopy forms will remind you of the way your heart deflated when your junior high girlfriend broke up with you on the playground, or when you realized it was Monday morning again. Take a look at these relatable items that gave up and turned to mush.
This Slide That Said "Nope Not Anymore" In The Heat
We've all been at work when it's way too hot. Like, blisteringly hot. The AC never quite does the job and your one coworker always leaves the window open because they want "fresh air" but they're just making everyone miserable. We just don't want to work these days.
This Australian slide communicates that "get me out of work" energy. Instead of doing its basic job as a child's play equipment, it decided to take a 90° turn with its life and become a chair instead. You really understand us melted slide.
Melted Medicine Proves This Heat Ain't Healthy
There's always a place for congealed foods in our hearts. That's why we love Jello so much even though it's probably the most unGodly thing we could ever swallow. But our medication? That's something we'd prefer to keep in a solid, unmelted state.
These melted pills formed a toxic waste pile straight out of Chernobyl that we really don't feel safe taking anymore. There's nothing in the pamphlet that says how many to take if they've formed their own radioactive zone. Maybe this is why people jump on the holistic health crusade.
You Can't Spy On Your Neighbors Anymore With These Blinds
The heat is a great way to keep your block stalker-free apparently. Turns out the creepy neighbor's greatest weakness is having malfunctioning blinds they can't peek through anymore. That also means you can't look through them anymore to judge the condition of your neighbor's lawn, but hey, we all make sacrifices for safety.
Looks like these blinds are the first in history to have Seasonal Affective Disorder but in the season that they're supposed to be most happy. Turn that frown upside down, winter is coming.
You know when you're at the car dealership and they ask you if you want all these fancy features like heated seats and GPS and you just say "no?" Well, the owner of this car said yes to everything and then some. He shelled out the extra cash for a rear-end made of melted gum.
You can practically smell the melted plastic in this picture. This picture is also infuriating because you probably got pulled over for doing 5 mph over the speed limit while this guy is driving around with melted-milkshake blinkers. You've got a taillight out sir.
Candle On Set Of A Cialis Commercial
This candle knows that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When the heat made this candle droop, it decided to forgo the burning business and get into set design. It's a little frustrated at always being typecast on Men's health commercials though.
These would be a serious pain to light but would make a cool science experiment. Would the flame even stay lit? Would the promise of maybe still keep the spark alive between the candle and the lighter? Let that flame burn baby.
Gummy Worm Hole
Seems like anything made of plastic or gelatin really gets done in by the rising temperatures, and this tub of gummy worms is no exception. Except... don't these look really tasty?
Look, it's a weird concept and probably the hardest to dig apart to eat, but man don't those look beautiful and delicious? This is one melted object that looks better than its non-melted counterpart. It wasn't previously known to be possible to improve on a gummy worm, but we might have found a way folks.
Calculator Became The Parabola It Was Trying To Solve
This is the bent iPhone trend but for calculators. Yeah, they still work, but your friends will constantly be talking about it and pointing it out just to laugh at your rectangular misfortune. Just stick it back in your pocket and move on.
It's ironic this thing is solar-powered when the one thing it couldn't handle was the sun. This calculator just proves that we could be using our bent phones instead for number crunching. That way we only have one bent piece of technology we paid way too much money for.
Box Of Nails Found New Calling As A Brick
We all make career pivots at some point. Usually, it's moving from a marketing background to an economics one or going from your freelance fedora consultation business into unemployment. This box of nails pivoted too - into a brick of nails.
These melted after being in the Great Chicago Fire, but honestly, a box of nails would probably look the same if you left them in your car all day. This photo is also scary in that it explains why buildings collapse when they're on fire.
Melted Stairs Fighting The Good Fight To Make The World More Wheelchair Accessible
These stairs have had enough of the ableist world and decided to go rogue and make this two-story walk-up wheelchair accessible. What we don't get to see is that the pavement outside melted into a handicap space as well. At least the heat is doing some good.
Whatever covering they put over these steps is seriously not doing the job. This is pitiful compared to the steps next door. Look, folks, adding more flowers and stair plants are not going to distract from the fact your stairs are disintegrating. Listen to your therapist and stop covering up your problems.
This Pavement Melted Away To Reveal Old Stones Underneath
In this UK town, they were hit with such a massive heatwave that the pavement melted away to reveal old cobblestones underneath. The good news is that if they were looking to restore some old-timey charm into the roads then the heatwave just saved the municipality thousands of dollars. The bad news is that we're left wondering where all the asphalt went.
This is like in the movies when the girl takes off her glasses and the characters realize she was hot all along. It took a heatwave melting away the asphalt for us to realize this road is actually nice.
Our House, In The Middle Of The Heat
This photo is the reason why you hire contractors that are credible. The last thing you want is your house to look like a cake where the icing is sliding off.
The siding is so melted it looks like it's made from paper. If you stare at this photo too long you'll be overcome by the urge to drive there and see if you can peel it off in one piece. You can't, but this photo makes you wish you could.
Melted Shovel Gives You The Perfect Excuse Not To Do Yardwork
This Colorado guy was sent a sign from the universe telling him it's way too hot to work outside when his shovel handle melted off. Whatever his employer says, this is a clear reason not to be outdoors laboring away.
This shovel is a serious mood that expresses how we all feel when we're overwhelmed and ready for the work-day to end. If only we can melt along with it and look like a deformed piece of plastic ourselves, then maybe our bosses would see our struggle and send us home.
These Plastic BBQ Utensils Disappeared Into The Ether
Reddit user one-engineer expressed their frustration with the poor design of their BBQ utensils when they posted that their "BBQ set came with metal skewers, but the handles are filled with plastic so they melted all over our BBQ after the first use."
It's pretty safe to say that metal BBQ utensils filled with plastic is a rotten product design that's completely unnecessary. Hope they enjoyed their burgers and hot dogs with a side of plastic. The French apparently call that "a la manufacturer's guarantee."
Parking Disc Said "Whatever" To A Linear Concept Of Time
Parking discs are a European parking system where you display a piece of plastic on your windshield that you can turn to show the time you entered the lot at. They usually work, except when they melt and forgo the idea of linear time for a more elastic concept.
Is this parking pass studying quantum physics and having its world rocked by all the science? Or is it finally letting go of all the rules in this orderly world and deciding to go more chill, man? Either way, this is a great way to snag free parking.
Not All Shoes Are Created Equally
This lady's pumps touched the hot pavement for a second and decided they weren't going to be pumps anymore, but become very short and very angled water skis. After a long, hot day in the sun and treading the sizzling sidewalks, we can all definitely relate.
These would be downright awful to walk in. Actually, they would also be horrible to be around since the usual clip-clop of heels would be accompanied by the slap of the sole of the shoe. All around a yikes moment provided by the heat.
Find New Ways To Lie About Your Age With Melted Birthday Candles
Looks like the heatwave in Spain is here to provide all of us who hate our birthdays with an easy way to get out of the awkward countdown; just buy completely illegible candles for your cake.
Are you 2? Are you... a nondescript timeless puddle of goo? This candle said "no thank you" to all of you asking how old it was all this time and decided to focus on how young it really felt inside. Besides, age is just a number anyway.
Nemo Wouldn't Want To Live In This Melted Aquarium
This melted aquarium makes us question everything. Why did it burn so much if it was filled with water? Were the fish rescued? Why is Brad Pitt posing beside it?
Clearly, this man is Brad Pitt wearing a fake mustache. There's no way that someone can look that much like Brad Pitt and choose a life not as a Brad Pitt impersonator. This fireman better be moonlighting as a professional party entertainer because this is one serious look-a-like.
This Melted Silicone Putty Over A Crystal Ball Is Very Satisfying
It's rare that these melts actually look appealing - normally they're of the monstrous and "do not approach" variety. But this one is very nice. When this girl left her silicone putty over her crystal ball one hot weekend it melted in a very cool way.
Now how you would create this at home we have no idea. It's not like you just have a spare crystal ball and silicon putty lying around to play with. Maybe you can replicate this with a kitchen glass and Play-Doh. Let us know how that unGodly project goes.
I Can't Be Chained
Quick, play Miley Cyrus' "I Can't Be Tamed" while looking at this photo and replace the "tamed" with "chained." That song about teenage rebellion will really add to the "no mom" energy this photo puts out.
This angsty dumpster and chain decided to revolt against their parents by running away and trying to bind together forever. Then when things inevitably turned sour, they decided to exist separately but still keep in touch. Good job being mature about it guys.
This melted cake Pikachu had a rough night. Maybe a rough morning too. Actually, this Pika has had a rough week in general. When this baker placed this little Pokémon on top of this cake it probably looked a lot nicer. Now that it's melted it just looks like the sad Pokémon you don't really want to catch.
Whatever 8-year-old is getting this cake is going to be pretty unimpressed. If they wanted to be reminded of the heat they could've just walked outside. Now they have a weird Pikachu that'll probably complain about the humidex as it's being eaten.
You Can't Build Anything With This Metal
Yes, you're seeing this right: this rock is melting in a person's hand. The metal is called gallium, and its melting point is 85.6 degrees Fahrenheit. That's lower than most peoples' body temperature, unless you have hypothermia.
Even if you pick up some gallium, it'll immediately melt. Imagine using that to build a bike or a car--anytime you touch it, it'll be gone! Gallium is a strange substance, but it does create some bizarre and beautiful photos. It's so reflective that it looks like a liquid mirror.
Turn Right On...Which Street Is That?
Based on this street sign, you may think that you're in a ghost town or got teleported to a post-apocalyptic era. But this sign was in Phoenix, Arizona in 2017. The state experienced record-breaking heat waves, and even the street signs were melting!
Arizona natives could still read most of the street signs, but the paint was melting away. Although the signs had been dry for years, that didn't matter when the temperature has a low of 110. Turn your car's AC up when you drive through Phoenix!
Try Getting Your Mail Now
Imagine walking outside to grab your mail. When you reach the mailbox, it's bent over like this. That's what happened to residents in Mesa, Arizona, after a heatwave. You won't be able to read today's newspaper like this!
This mailbox looks like it just gave it. It fell asleep on the job, even though its only job was to hold mail. Honestly, we can relate. Anyone would keel over after during a heatwave in Arizona. We hope these residents weren't expecting any important letters.
Aww, The Wall Is Crying
If the residents want to keep trespassers out, they may be out of luck. The walls have started to melt because of the heat. Although the walls seem to be made out of stone and plaster, they can't withstand the heat. The houses may be next.
Only residents of the hottest places on Earth have to deal with their walls melting. Others have to deal with snow, but here, the sun is the real danger. These poor walls look like they're crying. It's okay, little wall!
The Half-Blind Duck
The YouTuber Macro Room has made a video where they melt objects. Here, they melted half of a rubber duck's face. It's both terrifying and oddly satisfying. There's also a weird part of us that thinks, "mood."
Considering the flame that just attacked the duck's face, the rubber held up quite well. You probably can't give this duck to a kid, though, because it looks like a horror prop. The good news is that the duck didn't melt in the bathtub. That would be the real horror story.
You're Not Supposed To Drink The Bottle
If you want to see a water bottle melt in less than two minutes, head over to Bryton Russ's YouTube channel. What, you thought you'd drink out of a plastic water bottle? Well, you can drink the bottle after it's melted. Except you shouldn't do that because it's plastic.
The water bottle looks less like it melted and more like it got super crinkled. You have to hand it to that bottle; it's resilient. Don't try this at home, especially if the water is still in the plastic. The steam will get everywhere.
One Sad Ceiling Fan
A reddit user visited Puerto Rico at the wrong time of the year. It got so hot that even their ceiling fan melted. The fan looks like it became sad and decided to droop down. Now what will they use to cool off?
Seeing a fan melt is peak irony. A curved ceiling fan likely won't generate enough cool air, even to cool itself down. At that point, you might as well invest in an AC. Replacing the ceiling fan won't do much when it melts again next summer.
When You Have To Throw Away The Trash Can
Many people take trash cans for granted. They may be gross, but they keep streets clean. What do people do when the trash cans melt? The only thing more disgusting than trash is melted trash. The smell must be horrendous.
Unfortunately, this is common in hot areas such as Australia. Sometimes, the trash cans melt and suddenly you have garbage everywhere. Pray that the garbage trucks don't melt too, or else you're dealing with a serious pollution problem. If your trash cans don't suddenly break during the hot seasons, be thankful.
These Shoes Are Made For Melting
In 2015, the city of Allen, Texas, received a major heatwave. High school football player Anthony Taylor's shoes literally melted in the 106 degree heat. Nike shoes can handle a lot, but they can't withstand melting.
To be fair, those shoes held up well in the scorching hot field. But the defensive back will never wear those shoes again, especially in the sun. Imagine feeling sticky soles because your shoes are melting--yuck! That's one sensation you wouldn't want in the middle of a sports game like this teenager had.
This Was A Window Frame
Believe it or not, this used to be a window frame. During a fire, the glass melted and hardened into a blob. Although it looks like you can dip your hands in like with slime, rest assured that it is hard as glass...literally.
A redditor found this melted window while urban exploring. The window frame likely wasn't 100% glass, because glass has a melting point between 1400 °C and 1600 °C. The frame was at least partially plastic. Still, it's strangely fascinating to look at a clear solution that has melted.