The heatwave cooking the Southwestern United States has caused a rash of people taking pictures with thermometers...well I found two pictures. I don't know if that constitutes a 'rash.' But, anyways one picture has people in Star Wars costumes...for some reason.

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, CA - JUNE 30: Randy Kern (L) and John Rice dress as Star Wars characters for their own annual snapshot tradition near an unofficial thermometer at Furnace Creek Visitors Center reading of 131 degrees, believed by officials to be about three degree on the high side, as a heat wave spreads across the American West on June 30, 2013 in Death Valley National Park, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, CA - JUNE 30: Kevin Martin of Corona, California poses for a snapshot by an unofficial thermometer reading at Furnace Creek Visitor Center reading 128 degrees as a heat wave spreads across the American West on June 30, 2013 in Death Valley National Park, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)