Here's an idea guaranteed to chill even the hottest summer day.
Clean some mint leaves. Then wet a fluffy cotton towel, and wring it almost dry. Lay the leaves down on the folded, damp towel, and carefully roll it up. Leave the towel in the refrigerator for two to three hours. When you feel the need to beat the heat, take it out, shake off the leaves, and rub your face and hands with its cool, minty freshness. Aah!