Deep Thought determined the existence of rice pudding from first principles, the Seventh Doctor mocked Davros with an unlimited supply. Today, Americans celebrated that culinary punishment treat known as rice pudding. August 9th is National Rice Pudding Day.

Allegedly, the world’s most popular dessert, most countries have a rice pudding dish ranging from delicate milk infused puree to over-steamed school kitchen stodge. The origins of this epicurean celebration seem lost to the mists of time, although Googling it throws up a history of the NHS. It’s unclear if those eating rice pudding were doing so before or after they became patients.

Ideally, I don’t eat rice pudding at all, but if I must it helps if it is hot, but apparently some eat it cold. So hot or cold? Dead or alive?