It sounds crazy! But with this kind of heat, people are trying just about anything!
The dog days of summer - Wednesday in Burlington temps touched 90, again. Lake Champlain provided some relief.
"We’re just going to stay by the water all day!” One woman said, while swimming in the lake.
"We’ve been trying to cool off," a little girl said.
The lake temperature is 75 degrees, which is actually four degrees warmer than the average.
"It’s perfect temperature today.”
So the beaches were packed. I found one family dipping their toes in the fountain - others were seeking shade. "We’re visiting from Alberta Canada, so this is pretty hot for us."
Then there are the over-achievers trying to make us all look bad!
"I will do one vanilla Creemee!"
A summer signature - but experts say the ice cold treat actually won't cool you down - it may provide instant gratification, but your body has to work harder to digest it.
"I’ll take the work for the melting sensation," Mark and Birdi Mylan said.
I found many people willing to take the risk - the stand at the waterfront sells about a thousand cones a day!
"Maple creemees will do the job for sure."
"I ate it all!" A little girl yelled!
So the memo must not be out - hot food on a hot day will do the trick - the spices make you sweat, sweating makes you cooler.
"When you're finished eating it, you do, but while you're eating it not so much," Mylan said.
Maybe it's not a coincidence that India is known for its curry.
"Most of those cuisines come from a really hot part of the Earth," Mylan said.
So even though it's too hot for some, we don't get a very long summer, so let's embrace it and eat up!
Another fun fact, brought to you by our Sports Director Mike Curkov - some baseball players in Japan wear cabbage leaves under their hats to keep cool, so if all else fails - give that a try!