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A Watched Pot Never Boils

As a student of all the sciences, I decided to examine this proverbial expression to see if it was indeed a fact or fiction. Is this statement saying that a watched pot never boils just a myth.? I needed to further examine this postulate or theorem using the scientific method I had learned in my years of taking courses in the fields of science. I believe you just can't accept something because somebody says so, ............so I set out a course of action well thought out and planned to once and for all know the answer to this question that has intrigued mankind throughout the millennia. I placed a pot of water on the stove, sat at a nearby table and watched and stared and waited and waited ..waiting for even a faint whisper of steam or something to confirm this idea which has dumbfounded chefs for centuries...Is it true that a watched pot never boils. ? Nothing was happening. As I continued my indefatigable gazing at the pot, my wife came into the kitchen about 90 minutes into my scientific investigation. She said to me, "Whatever you're cooking might cook faster if you turned on the stove, "

posted on Feb 27, 2021 4:38 PM ()

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Never doubt science!!
comment by elderjane on Feb 28, 2021 2:19 AM ()

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