The local primary school - this is a good number of years ago - had a Christmas concert. Because the hall was not large enough to take all the children plus parents, siblings, grandparents, etc., etc., cont. page 94, they held the concert outside in the playground. Since it was midwinter, they laid on tea and coffee for the adults, and for the children, fruit drinks made up with hot water.
So children's drinks can be made hot, right? And children - specifically, mine - now know this.
Did you know that if you pour half a pint - and just so we're clear, UK pints are bigger than US pints - of Irn Bru (other carbonated drinks are available) into an electric kettle and set it to boil, you get a six foot high, bright day-glow orange, fizzy, hot fountain across your kitchen? And that the stain will never come out of the ceiling plaster?
Also, for most of a week, your mother will complain that her tea tastes odd.