Prepare yourself to view one of your kitchen utensils in a whole new light after reading this. What was once your humble spaghetti spoon will now become super useful spaghetti spoon. The thing is, we've discovered something wonderful about the spoon, and it's pretty close to life-changing (no exaggeration here).
Take a look at this picture of a nice spaghetti spoon, posted by on to the picture-sharing site. Looks like any, ordinary spaghetti spoon, doesn't it?
But wait: there's nothing ordinary about this. See the big hole in the spoon? There's a reason for that. And a bloody good one at that. Did you know that you're supposed to use that very hole to determine how much spaghetti to cook per portion?
It's always been one of life's mysteries, the exact amount of spaghetti to cook. You either cook enough for a remake of the feeding of the five thousand, or you give yourself a feeble amount that wouldn't be enough to fill the stomach of a six-year-old child.
But place the dried spaghetti in the hole, et voila: there's your measurements. And if your spaghetti spoon doesn't have the hole, then you'll need to get yourself down the shops to buy one that does, pronto.