GREAT BRITAIN: What Is So Rare

It seemed only yesterday that the whole nation was shivering in the grip of one of the worst winters in history, but last week in London it was hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk. Just to prove it, three girls tried the trick, using a city rooftop instead of the pavement. They did the job in 15 minutes while news photographers stood by to record the history-making scene. "Silliest picture of the year," snorted the Evening Standard, sweltering and irritable in the heat (92°) of the hottest June day on record. "Everyone knows it was hot...

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