Are you crumbling an Oxo cube in the correct way?

File photo dated 19/06/13 of Gary Barlow, as the X Factor judge has confirmed he is to step down from the talent contest at the end of this series, making the announcement mid-way through a live show. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday October 13, 2013. The Take That front-man, mentoring the groups, commended three-piece Rough Copy as they closed the evening with a cover of the Phil Collins classic, In The Air Tonight. See PA story SHOWBIZ XFactor. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire ENGPPP00120140128122421
File photo dated 19/06/13 of Gary Barlow, as the X Factor judge has confirmed he is to step down from the talent contest at the end of this series, making the announcement mid-way through a live show. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday October 13, 2013. The Take That front-man, mentoring the groups, commended three-piece Rough Copy as they closed the evening with a cover of the Phil Collins classic, In The Air Tonight. See PA story SHOWBIZ XFactor. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire ENGPPP00120140128122421
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This week it was revealed that the correct way to crumble an Oxo cube into your food is to break it up into small pieces whilst still wrapped inside the foil.

Then you tear open the sachet and sprinkle on the contents.

I was amazed at this revelation and had never ever deployed this technique before

I was amazed at this revelation and had never ever deployed this technique before. Who has?

I also fly in the face of convention when it comes to drinking coffee purchased from trendy coffee shops.

I take the plastic lid off because it slows down my drinking.

I like to gulp it down and find that little slit nowhere near good enough.

I also unscrew and remove the top from bottles of water.

These are annoying as they require you to squeeze the bottle in order to get the liquid to come out.

Something else I never use as they were designed are the French fries holders you get from McDonald’s, I always tip my fries straight out into the burger box.

That way I can scoff the lot down in a matter of minutes.

Oh dear, all this talk of food has made me rather peckish!

Lou: To be honest, Oxo cubes are the least of my worries.

You see, I’ve found out this week that I’ve been eating all sorts of foods incorrectly.

First up, digestive biscuits. When you eat a plain one you eat it with the writing on top, right? But when you have a chocolate digestive you eat it with the chocolate face up.

This means you’re eating chocolate digestives upside down!

Next up, Tic Tacs.

If you flip the cap, turn the tube upside down and try to shake one out, you inevitably end up with about five.

Well next time just turn the tube on its side and when you flip the cap just the one Tic Tac will be dispensed into your waiting hand.

Lastly, Toblerone. Most people I know try to wrench the last triangular piece of chocolate away from the rest of the bar.

But apparently what you’re supposed to do is push it towards the next chunk and it will snap easily.

I’ve just changed your life, haven’t I?

LOU: GARY BARLOW IS STEALING BOOKINGS FROM IMPERSONATORS

Recently Gary Barlow has got a bit greedy. This time last year he announced he would perform at three fans’ weddings. But in the end he enjoyed it so much he ended up doing several more.

Then this week he took to Twitter to announce he’s doing the same again, but this time with big birthdays.

So if you’re celebrating your 30th, 50th or perhaps 100th birthday, you could be in luck.

But what worries me is all the Gary Barlow impersonators who’ll be out of business. He’s essentially stolen their bookings.

The whole point of them is that you’d never get the actual Gary Barlow at your party, so you can hire someone who looks and sounds a lot like him. But now you can have the real thing.

JEZ: I RECKON IPAD ACCIDENT WAS A CLASSIC CASE OF KARMA

Last week my 12-year-old son Joshua thought his iPad had broken his nose.

He was sent upstairs to bed at about 9pm, but got out his iPad to start playing games.

My wife and I were unaware this until we suddenly heard a loud bang and the sound of somebody crying.

We ran upstairs and found my son in tears, with his iPad lying on the floor.

It turns out he was flat out in bed and holding the iPad up above his head.

So when he dropped it, it fell straight down and hit him hard on the bridge of his nose, causing a massive red lump.

I couldn’t help but feel this was a case of karma.

Because if he’d gone to sleep when he was asked, it wouldn’t have happened.