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 SPAGHETTI SPOON, wearer of cape and fighter of crime (sort of).
The thing is, we've discovered something wonderful about the spoon, and it's pretty close to life-changing. That is not an exaggeration, either.
Take a look at this picture of a nice spaghetti spoon, posted by Imgur user PolarChi 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.
Now be on your way, happy and free in the knowledge that there's often more to things in life than we first notice.
Oh, 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, sharpish.