ometimes you see a life hack and it truly blows your mind. You take a minute and wonder, "Why didn't you think of that? I've been doing it wrong or the hard way your whole life!" Other times, you see a so-called hack and think, "Um, that's just plain stupid." But when everyone else is going nuts over it, are you missing something?
Recently, a colander hack has gone completely viral because it hits a sweet spot between genius and stupid, and it's divided the nation in a way we haven't seen since the white-gold/blue-black dress debate.
Ann Wenita, also known as Sister Ann Wenita Morelove, is Facebook user Doug Hagler.
He is now enjoying the internet fame that accompanies an incredibly viral social media post. One idea, one colander, one pot: a semi-revolutionary idea that’s taken off like only something silly can.
It all started with a series of photos of a different, "better" way to use a colander.
Wenita had an idea, took some photos, and posted them to Facebook. The simple idea he proposed has been shared nearly 127K times on Facebook alone, and has garnered over 16K comments.
It really took off when Twitter user Daibella shared it.
Daibella’s mind was blown. Is it ingenious? Have we all been draining pasta incorrectly? Was this “improvement” necessary?
Responses to the hack were split between "OMG THAT'S BRILLIANT" and "OMG THAT'S STUPID."
Sometimes the line between stupid and brilliant is so fine that we can’t find it. This clearly is one or the other, right? I mean, it has to be something. It can’t possibly be a lateral or slightly worse change to colander use. Either this is life changing or absurd.
Would you need a specific colander for each pot you own? There are SO many questions!
Can it possibly really work one handed? Wouldn’t the whole thing slip? Aren’t you going to get steam burns? Hot wet pasta is slippery, pots full of boiling water are heavy, how could any of this possibly work? But, most important question of all: WHY?