Ah the Internet – providing us with so many cat videos we could spend our lives distracted and answering life’s most mind-boggling questions.

Finally one web hero has taken it upon themselves to expand the boundaries of our brains by giving us the answer to one such question and explaining what that random hole in the centre of spaghetti spoons is actually for.

And Imgur user PolarChi really outdid themselves with this one as not only have they solved the spaghetti spoon problem, they’ve also prevented us from wasting years more pasta in the process.

It turns out that hole equals exactly one portion of uncooked spaghetti so from now instead of taking a guess at how much a portion could be – and accidentally cooking a bucket-load for one – you can measure the perfect amount with the very spoon you’ll use to serve it.  

Did you know, that the hole in your spaghetti spoon holds the recommended portion for one serving size of spaghetti.