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Tuesday 21st October 2014
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Why is cold and hot water nice, but tepid water horrible?

Question

Why is warm water so unpalatable, when cold and hot water isn’t?
Andrew, Coulsden

Answer

** Definitive **
Name: Matt, Richmond
Qualification: I drink it!
Answer: It’s not unpalatable – it’s to do with expectation. If you expect cold water, then tepid water will seem horrible. But if you expect tepid water, it’s fine. I drink a pint of tepid water every morning and it satisfies my thirst. Elle MacPherson recommends it as a way to keep healthy.

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