SJ - June 29, 2021
It's too damn hot for a penguin in the Pacific Northwest right now. The record heatwave is forcing people to try to come up with ways to stay cool.
Local reporter Jordan Tolbert gave it the old college try with a "How to Make a DIY Swamp Cooler & Other Tips to Beat the Heat" segment on Monday.
She grabbed a cooler, three bags of ice, and a box fan for her version of a "swamp cooler" or as it's better know a death trap by electrocution!
Now, I’m no electrician or swamp cooler expert, but my parents did tell me to be careful putting things powered by electricity too close to water. According to the warning tag on Lasko box fans, “DO NOT use this fan outdoors, in or near a window or near water, bath tubs, swimming pools, hot tubs or other wet areas.”
Tolbert just goes ahead and dumps that fan right there on top of that beer cooler with three bags of ice ready to melt with outside temps expected to hit 119-degrees on Tuesday.
Again, I’m no expert, but you might want to find an alternative way of constructing a swamp cooler. Just sayin’.
This reminds me of doing a book report without actually reading the book. The characters names are there, some of the plot is too, but it's just a little off.
I like her whole vibe so she's getting an A for effort from this blogger! Jordan is a star in the making.
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