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Naked German Seeks Freezer Relief as Europe Braces for Heatwave

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A 32-year-old man in rural Germany disrobed and ran through the freezer section of a supermarket to cool off, one of the least severe impacts of a record heatwave that’s bearing down on Europe.

Temperatures are forecast to surge to almost 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in some parts of the continent on Wednesday. Germany could surpass a June high of 38.2 degrees Celsius, according to the country’s DWD weather service. The all-time record of 40.3 degrees, set in July 2015, could also fall.