As they say, "a watched pot never boils" (actually, that was Benjamin Franklin). If you want your water to boil faster, just add some salt. Right? Nice try, but no: the notion that salt boils your water faster is an old wives' tale. Not only does it not help, it hurts, since salt actually has the opposite effect on boiling water.
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Written by Curiosity Staff November 23, 2016
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