This thought inspired by @JoeBatch and my watching the AT Kitchen turkey show the other day. Maybe just a form of self-torture.
They talked about their gazillion turkey cooking tests including spreading ice on the breast, which (not surprisingly) didn't work.
Their shtick is getting (got a long time ago) old: a million absurd tests to assert conquering perfection. What an irritating gimmick Plus it's a form of culinary "constipation" as Albert Roux says: obsessive recipe adherence.