The AmericaJR Web Team recently visited the world’s tallest thermometer in Baker, Calif. The small town is about halfway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, just off the 15 freeway. It weighs 76,812 pounds and is held together by 125 cubic yards of concrete. The sign stands 134 feet tall. On July 10, 1913 nearby Death Valley, California recorded the hottest temperature in the world (134 degrees Fahrenheit/56.6 Celsius). In order to celebrate the 101st anniversary of the hottest recorded temperature in the world, the thermometer was re-lit on July 10, 2014.