How People Kept Cool Before Air Conditioning

"People had other personal methods for keeping cool, such as hanging wet laundry in doorways, sleeping in refrigerated sheets, and keeping one’s underwear in the freezer.”

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    The heat wave is over…for now. But when it comes back, i’m prepared.
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    Why did they have freezers but not air conditioners?
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    my life before two weeks ago
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    thanks to Willis #Carrier we dont have to refrigerate pur undies anymore! 👍👍 read.
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