The timer inside is activated by dropping the timer into boiling water . Then after 7 minutes he breaks into song. If you have pasta that needs to be cooked longer he'll switch to other songs at 9 and 11 minutes. Wanna know what he sings? He will bust into "The Triumphal March" from Aida, then into "The Chorus of Hebrew Slaves" from Nabucco and then finally "La Donna e Movile" from Rigoletto.
What kid wouldn't want to help with dinner if there were singing cookware involved?
You can find it for the much too steep price of $29.95 here: Al Dente Pasta Timer.