A watched pot never boils, but one that is listened to is another story. Normally, water doesnâ€™t make too much noise while bubbling away, so how does a pot listened to give away its secrets? With Boil Buoy, of course.
The small stainless steel chime floats in a pot of water thanks to an enclosed foam core. When the water reaches a boil, the movement of the boiling water causes it to chime. A weighted bottom ensures the clever gadget floats upright. Currently on pre-sale, the Quirky project only needs about 1,500 purchase commitments to find its way into production. Looks like that old saying might be due for an update.
(Via Craziest Gadgets)