Genius Ways Our Parents Kept Us Cool During Heat Waves
Most of us (sadly) didn’t grow up in in a house with AC and a swimming pool. But that didn’t stop our parents from helping us survive summer’s worst heat waves. Here’s what they did…
They Kept Us Clean
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Because a bath is a poorman’s AC unit.
They Made New (Rich) Friends
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…With those who did have pools.
¡Aguas Con Los Manguerazos!
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They’d spray us with high-pressure water hoses. This not fun and it hurts.
We’d Go On Shopping Trips
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To AC-equipped grocery stores. Heaven.
Or On Trips to Nowhere
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Just to enjoy the AC in the car.
They Froze Everything
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From paper towels, to purses, literally everything.
They Maximized Fan Power
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By stuffing everyone into that one room with a janky fan.
When All Else Failed, There Was This…
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Homemade icepacks. They thought this was the solution to everything ?.