Have you ever wondered why your pasta spoon has a hole in it? Probably not—you must have figured it was there so the pasta water could drain out. And you were right. But before you smugly pat yourself on the back for successfully reverse-engineering a dumb spoon, you should know that's only half the story. After all, a regular slotted spoon could drain water. So why the one big hole?

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Now that your curiosity level has been brought back to a roaring boil, here's Imgur user PolarChi with the answer. But be warned: once you know the truth, you'll never look at the world the same way again.

That's right—the amount of dry pasta that fits through the hole in the spoon is one serving size. Using the hole is an easy way to measure out the roughly 4,000 servings that most pasta fans will consume in a meal. Seriously, who ever ate a single recommended serving size of pasta in a meal? War criminals, that's who.

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