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Irishman sues grandmother. Says a watched kettle DOES boil. House burns to the ground.

Submitted by editor on Fri, 10/16/2020 - 22:04
A watched kettle never boils

Local Irishman Mick O'Toole is suing his immigrant grandmother who often claimed that "a watched kettle never boils".

Mick said he had tested his grandmother's claim by watching a kettle in his own home come to the boil and, some time later, burn his house to the ground. He said his grandmother, who had lived with them through Mick's entire childhood, had many such claims, none of which made much sense to him.

"A watched kettle sure does boil", O'Toole told the court. "As proof, I recorded the entire process, all the way to my house burning to the ground".

Judge Larret asked "why didn't you switch off the kettle once it came to a boil?", to which the plaintiff replied, "it was a question of principle, your honor. I had to make the point clear to my stupid grandmother." 

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