Spaghetti was found during the time of Marco Polo. He found that the food he ate would turn into long hard strings so the word "Spaghetti" comes from the Italian world for string ("spago"). Today we have our spaghetti pre-made and on purpose, now. Then we take it home and boil it until it is soft.
source:http://www.guardian.co.uk/notesandqueries/query/0,5753,-1976,00.html <- click it