You know those pesky silk strands that stick to everything when you’re trying to shuck your corn? Here’s the brilliant trick to remove them, minus the mess.
What you need: A clean toothbrush and, oh, about a dozen ears of corn for the crowd you’re about to feed
What you do: After you remove the leaves, run the ear of corn under cold water and use your toothbrush to gently brush the silk off.
Why this works: The bristles are stiff, so they pick up all the strands that are tricky to remove by hand, and now you can move on with your life.