I Sold a Cooling Towel

The legendary Cooling Towel, as advertised.
The legendary Cooling Towel, as advertised.

My Adventure Continues

Many shockingly incredible products may be ordered online: a cooling towel certainly is one of them. Astute shoppers comb hundreds of digital stores in search of just the right shade of blue for their purchase. Someone out there in cyberspace recognized my offering as spot-on. They revealed a credit card number, they gave up a mailing address, and now they wait in breathless anticipation for their cooling towel to arrive. It could happen, and evidently it did happen.

How does it work?

Evaporation provides free cooling for this towel. Water molecules infuse the fabric, but not for long. The molecules vibrate, absorbing energy in the process. Eventually individual molecules accumulate sufficient energy to break away from the towel: they become vapor. Energy lost from the towel provides a negative warming effect effect to the wearer. It's all very cool, on several levels.

Does it work?

Yes, it works. Evaporation happens. Something gets wet and after a time it's less wet. Your clothes dryer operates on the same principle.

Twenty-three out of 47 reviewers awarded the cooling towel 5 stars. That's almost half. It's virtually impossible to get 23 people to agree on anything. This product must be really good.

Reviewers rave over the cooling provided by this product. They suggest that even a hot humid sunny day might be somewhat mitigated by strategic application. The human neck seems to be an excellent place to hang it.

Only 2 reviewers (out of 47) saddled the cooling towel with one star. One author opined a tragic mold infestation infesting their towel shortly after the first use. Evidently included instructions endorse putting the thing away while still damp. Most biologists would endorse this as a way to grow mold. The other 1-star reviewer asserted a daunting lack of cooling capability. We're not here to judge.

You, too, can own this modern miracle of physics

We probably won't run out, but you'd be wise to order your towel as soon as humanly possible.

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Insane Mundane 4 years ago from Earth

Holy Mythical Moses! You mean to tell me that they have invented a product that mimics the largest organ of the human body, also known as the skin? Wow! Praise be the cooling towel! I can see the testimonials now: "Before the cooling towel, I never understood the science behind perspiration and evaporation; this thing is like a self-induced air-conditioning unit! Yay!" LOL!


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nicomp 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@Insane Mundane: It's like wrinkly blue skin.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Wrinkly blue skin, you say, nicomp. Then I must order one immediately. It will match my complexion.


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nicomp 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@drbj : We are beautiful on the inside. And wrinkly blue on the outside.


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

I need one, I really need one!


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andromida 4 years ago

Glad to know that you are selling too frequently.I need a cooling towel more than anyone.


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Bedbugabscond 4 years ago from United States

I have been thinking about getting a cooling towel for a friend of mine who works outside. The heat has been incredible, perhaps this would make a good birthday present.


ryankett 4 years ago

Won't be needing one of those too often on this side of the pond. I've missed you ripping my hubs to shreds nicomp!

Is there such thing as a heated towel? Perhaps that's just a towel hung on a radiator.


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nicomp 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

We used to have a hubber named ryankett, but they quit...


ryankett 4 years ago

There are currently thousands, literally thousands, of hubbers getting their accounts deleted.... at least 6000 this week.... so perhaps quitting while I was ahead was a good thing.


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nicomp 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

ryankett: 6000 this week? Busy week. And you known this how?


ryankett 4 years ago

I lost some accounts, stats are updated daily on the 'about us' page. I'm intrigued, so I keep watching. I have to log on here to transfer my content.... 261 done.... lots left to do.


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nicomp 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

6000 is 3% of 180,000: looks like normal clean-up to me. No big deal.


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Insane Mundane 4 years ago from Earth

Oh, no! You mean I could lose all 4 of my hubs at any given time? Yikes! Maybe I need that cooling towel after all... Thank god for personal paid domains and blogs!


ryankett 4 years ago

Who said it has finished?


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nicomp 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

If we are going to continue this discussion you will have to purchase a cooling towel.

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