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wyo_rose 02-15-2007 01:09 PM

Oh, the Pastabilities (that's not just a strand of spaghetti)
 
Did you know there's a lot you can do with a piece of spaghetti besides covering it with meat sauce?

Don't have a toothpick handy while baking? Use a piece of spaghetti to check for doneness. Just insert and if it comes out clean, your baked goods are done.

Need a longer match to light your hot water heater? Light the end of a piece of spaghetti to reach your pilot light.

Have a drink in an extra tall glass that needs stirring? Use a piece of spaghetti to reach all the way to the bottom.

Dweick 02-17-2007 07:01 PM

you left out sword fight with the kids

between2worlds 02-17-2007 08:58 PM

A piece of completely useless PastaTriviality - if you bend a piece of uncooked pasta until it breaks it will always break in 3 or more pieces.

Something to test out if you are REALLY bored.

wyo_rose 02-18-2007 09:32 PM

Aha! So when you sword fight, you'll end up with lots of pieces. :lol:

Anyway, I've heard this before and think the physics is that as the spaghetti stand is bent, the stresses resonate from end to end and blah blah blah...

Anyway, in real life, I don't see this. I almost always break my spaghetti in half before cooking. When you grasp a handful and hold firmly with both hands, it must keep the strands from resonating because I only see a few small "third" pieces when broken - probably the outside strands.

Hmmm...I'll have to do a science experiment. Maybe during my next batch of lo mein.


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