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McDonald’s gives away free ice cream when temperatures hit record high

By Mason White 4:10 PM July 21, 2015
MCflurry ice cream 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) Hundreds of people in the Netherlands, are getting a break from the record heat by eating free ice cream at McDonald’s.

The fast food chain has teamed up with outdoor advertising company JCDecaux, to create a billboard that activates itself at a certain temperature.

The billboard has a built-in weather station, which monitors the temperature among other things.

When the temperature in Amsterdam hit a record 101 degrees, a panel automatically opened and dispensed 100 McFlurry cups to passing pedestrians as a bell was ringing to attract more passersby.

The lucky recipients then headed over to a nearby McDonald’s to pick up their free ice cream.