Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Does Drinking Something Hot On A Hot Day Cool You Down?

One common factoid that has been circulating the internet recently is that drinking a hot beverage on a hot day will cool you down. Some immediately dismiss the claim while others swear by it.

The skeptical wonder how putting something hot in your body, while adding to its heat, could possibly cool it down. Proponents generally rely on anecdotal evidence that they have experienced first hand.

But who is right? Is there any actual scientific evidence behind this seemingly counterintuitive claim?

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