'It's warm, eh?': A man in Germany went out on his moped naked as Europe sizzles in a record-breaking heat wave
- A man in Germany found a way to cool himself down as Europe scorches in an extreme heat wave.
- Police shared images of the man riding naked on a moped, while still wearing his helmet.
- The police said that when he was stopped, the man replied: "It's warm, eh?"
- Temperatures in parts of Europe have breached 40 degrees Celsius this week as a wave of hot air from the Sahara covers the continent.
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A man in Germany was caught by police making a novel attempt to cool off during Europe's record-breaking heat wave - riding his moped naked.
Like most of Western Europe, Germany is facing scorching temperatures as hot air comes in from the Sahara, leaving officials looking for ways to keep populations cool and avoid deaths.
But a man in Brandenburg, a state in north-west Germany, had his own solution - taking off all of his clothes as he rode his moped through the streets.He made sure to prioritise safety however, and was still wearing his helmet. Read more: The heat wave in Europe is so intense that the weather map of France looks like a screaming heat skull of death Police in Brandenburg shared the image on Twitter on Wednesday, where they showed that they also pulled the man over. The police said that when he was stopped, the man replied: "It's warm, eh?"
"We're speechless," the police wrote, using the hashtags "#heat,"#safetyfirst," "#lifeatthelimit."
Other German police departments weighed in with jokes, with Frankfurt's police tweeting: "Citizens in Frankfurt pay a lot of attention to their health and skin, and normally are dressed when they're underway."
Parts of Germany have set new temperature records this week, with one area near the Polish border recording a temperature of 38.5 degrees Celsius.
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