First Heat Wave of Summer Means Endless Photos of Spraying Hydrants

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Good news, New York -- we have officially survived the wrath of Mother Nature's armpit. We've been on the cusp of melting for four days, but temps are thankfully going to drop back into the 80s tomorrow, or so says The Weather Channel. (It's in the 80s now!) While the sweat is still dripping down your back, look to the rarely noted but insanely pervasive fire hydrant photos in the media for a glance at something visually refreshing. Seriously, our daily news outlets slapped pictures of happy people playing in fire hydrants to every possible "it's hot out" news story.

A fire hydrant shot was even the New York Times's cover photo yesterday.

Still, it's actually quite a nice little trend since most alternatives would involve grimaces and sweaty body parts. Herewith, some of our favorites.

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via New York Times

via New York Times

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