Wikipedia: "The highest temperature recorded on Earth has been measured in three major ways: air, ground, and through satellite. The former of the three is used as the standard measurement, and is noted by the World Meteorological Organization among others for the official record. However, the method of taking the measurement has been subject to controversy regarding various factors such as environmental conditions. For ninety years a former record that was measured in Libya had been in place until it was disproven in 2012. This finding has since raised questions about the legitimacy of the current record which was measured in Death Valley in the United States of America. The WMO has since stated that they would be willing to open an investigation into the matter as all "available evidence" points to its accuracy. While there have been higher reports through air readings, none of these have ever been verified. The other two measurements of ground and satellite have also generated higher readings, but are less reliable and also unverified."
I recall my Mom always saying, "Anything over 100 is just hot." And she was right. Living in the high desert, we didn't think a thing of spending time outside all day in 110 or so degree heat. It just was hot. And in time, I also agreed with her about hot/humid versus "It's a dry heat." Humidity SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!! BUT being acclimated to over 100 degrees for a month or so at a time, like I was, and 130+? That's just a whole level of hot I'm not interested in at all.