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Beat the heat with these viral TikTok cooling hacks


(NEW YORK) — With millions around the U.S. under heat alerts, it’s no wonder cooling hacks have racked up over 53 million views on TikTok.

Here are some of the viral ways to stay cool as the hot summer days stretch on, all tested and approved by ABC News’ Good Morning America:

1. Shaved frozen fruit

Shaved frozen fruit has turned into all the rage as people give it a try with any type of fruit. All you need is the frozen fruit of your choice and a grater to turn it into shaved ice.

2. Use ice for a cooler AC boost.

When the weather outside is too hot, it’s best to close the windows of your home and draw the shades or curtains.

But when you need more of a cooler boost, you can try placing a bowl or bucket of ice in front of a fan before turning it on. As the ice melts and evaporates, the fan will help circulate cooler air.

3. Freeze your bed sheets.

To really cool down, some say putting your bed sheets and pillowcases in the freezer for 15 minutes before bed will help cool your body temperature down.

Other viral cooling hacks

Additional TikTok cooling hacks include running your wrists under cold water, using a cooling blanket at night and draping a wet sheet over an open window at night to keep cool — the perfect hack for when a breeze passes by.

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