Despite the lack of electricity, ancient Chinese had ingenious ways of escaping the summer heat
According to traditional Chinese solar terms, “Great Heat” fell on July 23 this year, which means we’ve now entered the hottest period of the year. These days, hiding indoors, getting meals delivered, and killing time on the internet is the preferred way for people to escape the summer swelter, as exemplified by the internet meme “the air conditioner gives me life” (空调给我生命).
What about the ancient people, though, who had to do without these advanced technologies and services? Not to fear, our ancestors were smart enough to take care of themselves in summer sans electricity, with useful heat-reducing devices sure to blow your mind.
The ancient refrigerator
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