A Hot Drink on a Hot Day Can Cool You Down
A rigorous experiment lent truth to the idea that hot drinks can help the body stay cool. Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Patrick George
Here in Washington, we finally got a slight break from what is shaping up to be one of the hottest summers in recent memory forpretty much the whole country.As we pondered the fact that this sort of weather could well become the norm in future decades due to climate change, we also remembered a counterintuitive cooling technique that many of us had heard of but doubted. In many countries around the world, conventional wisdom says that you can cool down on a hot day by drinking a hot beverage.