Scientists Invent New Ring-Shaped Pasta

Madcap physicists create a new ring-shaped pasta that is virtually impossible to detangle.

The world has been stuck in a pasta shape rut for a while now. As other technologies continue their unstoppable advances, pasta tech has ground to an absolute halt. Linguine? Hung out with Moses. Fusilli? So old it has a Seinfeld episode named after it. When will humanity get a new pasta shape it can rest its future upon? Right now, apparently.

A team of physicists have just used the magic of science to create a new pasta shape called anelloni, not to be confused with its cousin the anellini. Anelloni pieces come in the form of long, ring-shaped strands and were designed so the individual pasta pieces tangle up en masse. This design ensures that it is virtually impossible to eat just one. This is great news for people who like to shove gigantic portions of pasta into their mouths at one time (which should be everyone.)

In actuality, the physicists created the pasta as an experiment to demonstrate the complexities of ring-shaped polymers which can then hopefully be applied to create new types of materials.

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