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What "extremely hot" means in Sweden

Last summer in Sweden 2014 we had like five days straight with temperatures around 28 celsius (82 fahrenheit) during the day. Such temperature is considered more or less extreme and during such circumstances things go bad for some of us frozen swedes. Yeah, you read correctly, that is extreme for many of us. You're laughing right? Come here when it's -5 celsius instead and see who has the last laugh ;) Alright, I'm exaggerating a little. bit Most people like temperatures as such. But I believe I found an exception here.


Most housings in Sweden don't feature a cooling system, which is reasonable. I mean, it would be sort of the same thing as opening a sand shop in the desert of Sahara. However, sometimes maybe there is a need for sand even in Sahara. Some fellow engineering student (I guess), suffering in his rented student housing in Gothenburg, found a remedy to his hardships. Down at the yard there was a storage room for solid waste were disposed fridges ocassionally could be found. To shield himself from this burning inferno he mounted the fridge in the window of the apartment. That's right, when there was 28 celsius in Sweden some guy mount a fridge in his, or perhaps her, window. If the top part of the opening of the window was covered for the system to actually work is unknown.

This however reminds me of a deeper aspect. There is so much useful material that just goes to waste in Sweden, while it could sometimes be directly recycled, like here. Okey, this is not a great example, I don't expect people to mount old fridges in their windows. But a lot other stuff that is thrown away is fully usable.

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