The history of keeping cool

Published On: Jul 18 2012 12:24:26 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 22 2014 08:02:05 AM EDT

This week marks the 112th anniversary of air conditioning, and aren't we all thankful! Look back at the ways humans have tried to stay cool through the centuries.

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The world’s first air-conditioned bus was equipped in San Antonio, Texas, in 1946, according to the Carrier Corporation. Air conditioning in cars began to become a status symbol in the mid-1950s, according to the Atlantic.

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