8 Second Spaghetti Makes Instant Ramen Seem Sluggish

8 Second Spaghetti from Japanese food company Royal Chef cooks so quickly (in just 8 seconds, duh), the microwavable sauce you've chosen to accompany it will seem to take, like, forever to heat up.

If “Gone In 60 Seconds” is your dinner movie of choice, it'll seem like a supermarket aisle race between two old geezers on mobility scooters competing to grab the last box of Depends.

We're not sure why Royal Chef saw the need to offer pasta that's ready in practically no time at all but they've gone and done it anyway. Never mind that Ferris Bueller once warned us that “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

Here's a newsflash: FB's pushing 50. If he tries preparing Royal Chef's 8 Second Spaghetti and takes his own advice, HE could miss it and nobody likes a limp noodle, right Mr. Rooney?

Anyway, let's get down to it. Consumers have a choice of three varieties: extra thin 1.4mm noodles in 200 gram portions, 1.7mm noodles in 220 gram bricks, and 1.7mm noodles in extra-large 250 gram heaping helpings. Whichever one you choose, you'll be buying a package of 5 bricks... that works out to a whole 40 seconds of cooking time spread out over a working week's worth of meals!

Click here to watch a 12-second video of the pasta cooking in exactly 8 seconds... c'mon, don't tell me you haven't got time. The water doesn't even have a chance to get back to boiling before the frozen brick of pasta has morphed into hot, luscious al dente spaghetti. Impressive. They should've named it The Duruminator.  

As for pricing, 5-portion packs of both the 200 gram and 220 gram pastas cost 550 yen (about $6.10) each while the 5-pack of the 250 gram portions goes for 580 yen (about $6.45) each. College kids may never be late for class again. (via Gigazine)