In today’s mind-blowing news, the truth has been uncovered as to why your spaghetti spoon has a hole in it.

Bet you’ve never really thought about it, right?

Well, it turns out there’s a very appropriate reason behind it.

A recent Imgur post has alerted us to the fact that the hole is used to measure out recommended serving sizes of spaghetti.

Spaghetti spoon hole

Whaaaaat?

Apparently it’s exactly one serving size – so basically this solves everything! No more haphazard guesses at guesstimating how much dry pasta to boil and then end up making SO much leftovers.

That’s one of life’s mysteries solved.