When the scorching summer heat pours on, nothing can stop creative minds from achieving a refreshing respite from the high temperatures. While they may look outrageous, they remain effective and indisputably cheap.
The Chinese interwebs are filled with creative ideas to stay cool, so we selected a few from Sina and a report by Huaxi Metropolis Daily. As the temperature in most provinces in China has soared to more than 37 Celsius degrees, they might come handy at some point.
1. Watermelon Suit
One Weibo user posted a series of photos featuring a little boy wearing a watermelon suit which went viral on the Internet last year. If you are looking to melt the summer heat with chubby babies, then wearing a watermelon suit is surely the way to go.
To make a watermelon suit, halve the melon and use one half as a hat, and the other half as the pants. Then, hollow out two holes and use a band for suspenders. Of course, this is not just for kids, a guy also made a Superman/Magneto suit out of watermelons.
Bottled water bed created by a university student in Wuhan, Hubei Province
2. Bottled Water Bed
One online user posted a photo of his own invention of using many water bottles to form a bed. It’s supposedly easy to make as well: bundle all the water bottles into a square shape, and then lay a summer mat on top of it.
3. Sleeping with Winter Melon or Watermelon
According to some online users, sleeping with a winter melon at night can lower one’s body temperature by 2 or 3 Celsius degrees. This might seem bizarre, but experts have claimed that winter melon does help with lowering body temperature. As winter melon consists of 96% water, excess body heat can be transferred to the cooler melon. As well, watermelon can be an effective alternative.
A man lies in a water sink to cool off summer heat.
4. Embrace the Water
For those that have no alternative against the summer heat, there’s always the option to simply jump into a sink, or a water tank if available, reported Sina. Refreshingly cool, check! Not missing anything online with a laptop computer, check! Looking crazy, certainly check! The two guys below have surely lived out the essence of the this crazy cooling method.