Think you can escape the heat by going swimming? Think again! Following a "catastrophic fire that shut down one of the city's largest sewage treatment plants," New York City is awash in poop. Millions of gallons of untreated sewage poured into the Hudson and Harlem Rivers this week, tainting beaches as far as Brooklyn and Staten Island. Basically, New York is a big, hot Port-a-Potty today. A festering cauldron of fecal matter. A fetid puddle of poo. [NYT, image via Flickr]