With a brutal heat wave tearing across the U.S., those who aren't clinging to their A.C. units are probably looking for new ways to beat the heat. With temperatures reaching up to 100 degrees in some places, those without air conditioning need to get creative, fast.
But don't worry! We found 15 funny, DIY ways to beat the heat by creating your own cooling system. Some of the ideas are pretty brilliant life-hacks (like a fan mounted on the driver's side of a car) and some are just plain dangerous and dumb (like taping a fan to the ceiling), but regardless, the spirit of creative problem solving is what counts. Vote for the funniest solution below.
If It Works...
If it keeps your car at a cool 65 degrees, who are we to judge?
If your fan isn't doing the trick, just strap on some reinforcement coolants.
Back Window Air Conditioning
Does that come standard in all vans?
Not a good idea. Just not a good idea.
College kids need air conditioning, too.
Cool The Back Of Your Head
You just have to cut out a giant piece of your back window.
Might strain the refrigerator motor, but who cares if the apartment is cool?
Rear view mirror might be a little tough to use, but at least you'll be cool.
Driver's Side Fan
A little intrusive, but it gets the job done.
Door AC Unit
You'll need to cut a chunk of your door out, but it could be worth it.
This is a horrible idea.
Probably more expensive than an actual air conditioner, but what's the fun in that?
Who need a real pool when you can just use a tarp and a hose?
Just Add Ice
As long as you have a freezer, a fan and some water, you have some form of air conditioning available.
Just cram the air conditioner right into the door's AC slot.