That's because British people only have two uses for water: hot water for their tea, or cold water for splashing on their face after getting tipsy at the pub. #stereotypes
~Not-"Not-So-Handy Andy" Jack
Not only does it stop the incessant dripping, it also makes making toast an excitingly dangerous adventure.
More like 500 seconds.
It can be really draining.
C'mon, we all know that the internet is a series of tubes, right?