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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.

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¡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.

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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 ?.

How did your parents keep you cool during the heat wave? Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to click share. 

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