Struggling with mustering more than a 3 letter word on Countdown?
Does watching University Challenge make you feel dumber than Harry and Lloyd?
I feel your pain.
Fortunately, my IQ might just have been on the up of late, thanks to an amazing girlfriend who has taught me a fair few 'facts' which it would only be right to share with you.
Girlfriend says (whilst cooking pasta): placing a wooden spoon over a boiling pan stops it from boiling over.
Must be some kind of weird fucked up magic shit, right?
Google says; a dry wooden spoon has a water repelling surface, meaning the bubbles are destabilised then retreat on contact, a bit like a naked, disorientated migrant bumping into Katie Hopkins in a dark Mediterranean alley. Bubbles and foam created from boiling water are filled with steam, again, a bit like Katie Hopkins. When the bubble touches the spoon with a temperature below 100°C, the steam condenses (changes back into a liquid) and breaks the surface of the bubble. (source; wonderhowto.com)