Have you ever thought of an invention that can actually help people cool themselves during the summer heat? How can you use the summer to brainstorm ways to save people suffering from the heat? As you sip through the glass of ice cool lemonade or iced tea, think about this.
Iced tea was first invented at the 1904 World’s Fair. According to the story, Richard Blechynden, a tea plantation owner, came to the fair and was providing the samples of his tea to the prospective customers. As the temperature was soaring, he suddenly had an idea to put some ice in his samples. He took the risk and it paid off, the popular beverage iced tea was invented.
Lemonade is another famous ‘cool’ invention to beat the heat of summer. You know what prompted the invention? In 1630, because of imports from the French West Indies, the price of the sugar dropped dramatically. Since sugar, the main ingredient, was now cheap, lemonade was born and priced for the masses.
For those of you who like a cool hard drink, Daiquiri is the ideal thirst quencher. It is also ideal for those who are spending their holidays in sun-kissed beaches under a mini umbrella. The main ingredients for this cool drink are rum and lime juice. It is said that the inventor of this drink, the American engineer Jennings Cox, invented it out of desperation when he ran out gin!
So while sweat is pouring down your face this summer, think whether you can create a drink that would make you famous!