The World Meteorological Organization has determined that the world's former record high temperature (136.4°F (58°C) at Al Aziziyah, Libya on September 13, 1922) was miscalculated by about 12.6°F (7°C). The WMO determined that the individual responsible for reading the thermometer was, "a new and inexperienced observer, not trained in the use of an unsuitable replacement instrument that could be easily misread, [and] improperly recorded the observation."
Therefore the world's new record high goes to the former second-place world's highest temperature of 134°F (56.7°C) at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, California on July 10, 1913. The world's new record high temperature is about two degrees cooler than the previous record high temperature but 134°F is still quite warm in my book! With this change, I've updated my listing of 22 of the most important facts to know about the Earth.