Infographic: Heatwaves Timeline And How People Dealt With Unbearable Summers
Heatwaves once swept through the entire world unchecked. Some of them would last months or even years, and each one was more devastating than the last. Here's a short history of some of the worst heatwaves the world has seen.
When summer came, it was either dry and hot or humid and hot. Dealing with unbearable heat wasn't easy, and there usually wasn't a quick fix. And yet, somehow, people found a way to survive during those times.
Most of these inventions weren't enough to save them from the grueling hot temperatures, but they helped make their lives a little more bearable. Their ingenuity during hard times helped inspire many of the inventions we have today, including air conditioning.