Monday, 24 February 2014


The other day I was filling the electric kettle, and I noticed that the spout wasn't pointed.  It was a trapezium shape.

As it filled, I wondered why I hadn't noticed it before. 

And I wondered what the design criteria was - was this straight edge shape somehow better than a pointed spout?  I supposed yhthat a kettle didn't need a pointy spout, it's not as if I was going to be pouring boiling water into a narrow necked receptacle.     Perhaps this shape enabled the water to pour faster?

I made the tea.

Later, as I was filling the kettle again,  DH said "Oh, I forgot to tell you. The kettle fell in the sink and bounced on it's spout.  I straightened it as I couldn't get it in to a point."

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