The South Pole of Your Soup Is Always the Coldest

My friend John told me that his Grandma used to feed him soup and proclaim, “the south pole of your soup is always the coldest.” It was one of those hand-grenade comments someone makes that suddenly goes off many hours later in your head with a concussion and WTF shrapnel embedding your waking moments until you could patch my wounds with meaning. Unfortunately, it’s not on Google in any of the permutations I attempted. So I went back to the second-hand wellspring of this madness, and he graciously elaborated that his late Grandma was in her late 90s and even manufactured…