Reading While Eating for July 12: It’s Too Darn Hot

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Lightning strikes over buildings during a thunderstorm in Belgrade, July 11, 2011. Thunderstorms are common during the summer in Serbia.

Here are some chill links to help you cool off in this sweltering July heat wave. It helps to think about cold places

Get Down! Film buffs will love this montage of cinema’s most memorable bank heists. (The Daily What)

A Long Ride: A car shaped like a banana is setting out to travel the world. (NPR)

Tune in: Listen to this clip of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” (circa 1888), the first sound recording for commercial use. Article here (The Daily) and sound here (National Park Service).

Don’t Try This At Home: A skate shoe brand owner is building a skateboardable house for himself.  (Thought Catalog)

Tin-Tin: Get ready for the movie version of The Adventures of Tintin. (TIME)

What Should I Watch Tonight? See this map of the U.S., based on Netflix local favorites in each state. (BuzzFeed)

Keep It Cool: With temperatures going up to 100°F on the East Coast, stay cool by watching this slideshow of animals eating frozen treats. (LIFE)

Design FAIL: Hitting the waterslide is another way to stay cool, but stay away from this one. (Huffington Post)