Apparently, seagulls in Brighton have been getting drunk on flying ants which swarmed in when the temperatures shot up.
According to Rebecca Nesbit, and entomologist with the Society of Biology, the ants produce a formic acid with can "stupefy" the gulls which some people believe make them appear drunk.
Brighton tabloid the Argus reported scores of seagulls congregating in roads, narrowly missing cars and stomping around parks on the lookout for leftover kebabs. Sounds like a familiar Saturday night in Brighton.
Meanwhile, the dizzying hot weather caused chaos for commuters.
As for larking about beside the river, a water fight by the Serpentine turned pretty nasty as revelers unraveled in the heat and turned on police.
@SunshineLOFC well a planned waterfight by lots of yoofs by the serpentine turned violent someone called coppers.— Brian O'Connor (@BrianOC80212082) July 20, 2016
Meanwhile, London tabloid Daily Express, a publication partial to reporting on Britain's extreme weather conditions, warned that roads could melt and railway lines will buckle due to the heat.
And despite the heatwave lasting for about three days, London tabloid The Mirror, warned that soaring temperatures "could leave the UK facing an invasion of killer jellyfish."
Express: Heatwave health warning.— Briefcase Michael (@BriefcaseMike) July 19, 2016
Mirror: Killer salad alert.
Star: Killer Jellyfish invasion.
Enjoy this lovely weather folks! #heatwave
#Hottestdayoftheyear and #scorchio trended on Twitter as social media witnessed a very British meltdown over the weather.
And it seemed on the hottest day of the year — some Brits resorted to anything to cope with the heat.