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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Internet can be a dangerous thing.  Like when my boss sees a Japanese video explaining how to cool your hot car, and the boss says, ‘Go try that!’

Watch the YouTube Video (entirely in Japanese)

The online scientist says you can cool the car faster by opening a window on one side, then opening and closing the door on the other side five times to force the hot air out.

hardy dave Triple Digit Temps Apparently No Match For Internet Cool Car Fast StratagemSo, what’s the best way to cool off the inside of your hot car?

We took our thermometer to a parking lot in Cherry Hill, NJ, where Dave Hardy (right), accompanied by his granddaughter Kaprii Walls, agreed to put the theory to the test.

“We’re reading 160 right now…”

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car temp 159 denardo dl Triple Digit Temps Apparently No Match For Internet Cool Car Fast Stratagem

(An ordinary cooking thermometer captures the "before" temperature in Dave Hardy's car. Photo by Mike DeNardo)

After opening and closing the door five times — and working up a sweat in the process — Dave’s car cooled down a mere four degrees.

Does this change his car-cooling strategy from now on?

“No, it doesn’t.   I’m still going to crank up the AC as fast as I can,” he told KYW Newsradio.

Reported by Mike DeNardo, KYW Newsradio 1060


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