Why do teapots always tend to drip, no matter how carefully you pour?

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Offline Chemistry4me

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Maybe if you pour it fast [???]?...

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Aren't the tips of the teapots a bit rough, so when you pour, the liquid gathers there and rolls down the side. I don't actually know [::)] [::)], I'm just making all of this up as I go.... [:I] [:I]

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Those clever Germans put a small hole at the tip of the spout on the underside. This stops all dripping! I guess it breaks the bond (brooke bond?) that the water (tea) has so you don't get that capilliary action that drags the tea under the spout. Perhaps.

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Hmm...  reminds me of an off-colour joke where the cure was an implanted nasal hair that induced a 'sniff' each time a droplet formed.
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!