Some time-honoured practices shouldn’t be questioned. Hats fashioned out of watermelons at the cricket. The wrong ’un to Uncle Jack in the backyard on Boxing Day. John Farnham comebacks. These things work and will always work.
Other ones – like blowing on hot soup – we can’t be sure of. We do it because it makes sense in theory, or because we’ve always done it. But blind faith can lead to wasted time, lost money, even heartache. It always helps to question authority – and we’ve found some leading authorities. So let’s start with soup.
Feb 21, 2013