Wooden Spoon Trick
We’ve already established that a watched pot never boils so it’s only natural to wonder, what happens to the pot if you aren’t watching it? It inevitably overflows, of course! That’s just how life goes- you place your attention elsewhere for one second and boom!
Anyway, this can be easily solved by placing a wooden spoon over the pot. This will cause the bubbles to go to the spoon, instead of the edges of the pot. Of course, you are leaving a wooden spoon on a lit stove- so at some point you are going to have to pay attention to what’s going on in your kitchen.