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Australia's Extreme Heat Melts Chocolate in Under 3 Minutes

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January 16, 2014
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A blistering heatwave in Australia is illustrated by a Lindt chocolate, melting on pavement in less than 3 minutes. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).


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