World's Fastest Thawing Spaghetti TOKYO (Reuters) - Two Japanese companies have jointly developed what they say is the world's fastest thawing frozen spaghetti. The new noodle promises to thaw in eight seconds once dipped in boiling water, lightspeed compared to the 30 seconds it takes typical spaghetti to do the same. The pasta, created by a subsidiary of UCC Ueshima Coffee Co and a restaurant consulting unit of Mitsubishi Corp, is reportedly frozen in a wavy shape that increases surface area and reduces thawing time. The developers have high hopes for the noodle and forecast sales of a million cases in the first year, mostly to restaurants looking to make more pasta, faster, said the Nikkan Kogyo industrial daily. ``Spaghetti innovations are rare,'' said a spokesman for the UCC Ueshima affiliate. ---------------------------- I believe in happily ever afters - I just have to find mine.