The summer sun has a way of transforming cars into ovens, and it’s no fun sweating while you wait for the air conditioner to provide some relief. You can speed things up with a bizarre yet apparently effective little trick.
Summer is here and while frolicking outside is fun, if your body isn’t ready for the heat it can be a bit of a downer, or even dangerous. If you find yourself feeling light-headed, an unexpected friend in the kitchen can help you out. It sounds counter-intuitive, but a few pinches of salt may be just the trick.
If you’re looking for a small, cheap way to cool a small area, it’s pretty easy to make your own “evaporative cooler.” Also known as “swamp coolers,” it’s basically any system that uses a fan to blow out rising cool water vapor. All you need is a fan, an ice chest, water and a few ice packs. How fancy you get after that is a matter of how much effort you want to put it to make it as efficient as possible, and whether you want it to be portable. Here’s a few Instructables to get you started:
Beat the heat with this cheap and cool treat, the beer popsicle, aka “The Hopsicle.”
A great way to beat the heat and recession depression: an ice mold that creates ice in the shape of a gobstopping diamond. Yours, only $6.95. Drape some scotch over that bad boy and m-m-mmmm, class in a glass.
Lifehacker has a bunch of neat ideas for staying cool. A timely post, as our brains were boiling today.