It's summer. It's hot. In China, some college students have figured out a way to beat the heat: Inflatable pools in their dorm rooms!

In Chinese, these are called "college student dorm inflatable pools" (大学生宿舍充气泳池). Summer sessions are notoriously hot, and Chinese university students have come up with a variety of ways to cope, including this.

While not all college students in China have inflatable pools in their rooms (they don't!), the trend became somewhat of a thing online last year—well, enough of a thing to be covered by TV news. Today, Chinese news site CRI ran photos of students in Hubei Province in their inflatable dorm pool, playing cards and using a laptop. Just don't get electrocuted!


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Eric Jou contributed to this report.

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