today i learned – fri 17th may 2019

have you ever eaten a cracker and thought “why do you have holes? 🤔” … no? well, here’s the answer anyway 😂

#tdil the reason why crackers have holes in them – yes, there’s an actual genuinely important reason! 🤓

when i say crackers, i’m talking full on jacob crackers … you know, the big square crackers (i’m not sure  what they’re called in other countries

anyway, it turns out that the holes are actually pretty darn important when it comes to the whole “cooking the perfect cracker” thing as they prevent the cracker from becoming either too dry or bubbly.

wondering how it works? well, when crackers are manufactured, they’re cooked using steam. the holes are there to ensure the cracker cooks correctly during this steaming process 💨.

 if the holes are too close together then too much steam will escape and the cracker will subsequently become hard and dry.

if the opposite happens and the holes are too far apart then bubbles will form and the cracker will end up with lots of raised sections (apparently this is undesirable?)

told you it’d be a quick one today! 🙈 who knew that those holes served a deeper purpose than just making crackers look pretty?

i feel like i’ve underestimated every little cracker that i’ve used to enjoy cheese and branston pickle 😍.

speak tomorrow y’all! 😘 #tdil


such a pointless fact 😂 fancy reading something else? just take a look ->here<-

(picture time! the header is ->here<- and the other is ->here<-)

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