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This might be the strangest piece of celebrity news to ever occur on the internet, but this week, people can't stop talking about Kim Kardashian's sinks. Yes, you heard me correctly — her sinks. Like those things you wash your hands and dishes in.

Kardashian recently completed a video interview with Vogue in her own home, and while getting a glimpse of the massive mansion, fans couldn't help but notice that the sinks behind her in the kitchen didn't have any basins. Immediately curious to know what the point of a basin-less sink is — and how/if it works — viewers swarmed Twitter trying to figure out just that.

Almost a week later, Kardashian is providing some answers.

ICYMI: Kim Kardashian finally did a 73 Questions interview with Vogue.

And it was just as telling as you probably had hoped. Yes, Kanye and the kid were there, and it was shot throughout her actual home where she lives in Hidden Hills, California. If you thought she had a lot of money before, you were still underestimating just how boujee her home really is.

A glimpse into Kardashian's home will tell you just how into minimalism she and husband Kanye West are.

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photo: YouTube/Vogue

Literally, WHERE are all the decorations? The furniture? A single color that's not white, gray, or beige? Total side note but still important: I don't even want to know how lifeless their kids' rooms look. Is it safe to call this a crime against interior design? This is the kind of stuff that keeps me up at night.

Part of this minimal aesthetic that caught fans' eyes? The strange, basin-less sinks seen on the left of this snapshot.

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photo: YouTube/Vogue

Literally HOW does that sink work? My first thought: Where the heck does all the water go? If you turn the water pressure up too high, does it bounce back off the marble and splash right back in your face? What is even the purpose of this?

She has a completely normal sink her kitchen, which makes the other ones altogether more mystifying.

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photo: YouTube/Vogue

And I'm definitely not the only one who thought so. All week, Twitter has been rife with screenshots of those seemingly impossible sinks paired with utter curiosity as to how they worked — or if they're just some strange homeware prop that doesn't have a function. Really, would any of us put it past the Kim and Kanye to have sinks that are merely for aesthetic purposes? No.

People fled to Twitter to DEMAND answers from Kardashian.

"Hi @KimKardashian," one person inquired. "Everyone’s wondering about the master bath’s sink situation. Are there drains on the floor for a waterfall effect?" And honestly, same. I needed the details.

Questions about the sink became so intense, Kardashian felt she needed to film a "sink tutorial."

It is 2019, folks! This is the life we lead! Donald Trump is our president, Aunt Becky from Full House is probably going to jail for bribery and fraud, and the lady from Keeping Up With the Kardashians is teaching us how to use a freaking sink step by step. I love the internet.

To answer everyone's questions, here's how the sink of the hour works.

No one could tell that clearly from the background of her 73 Questions videos, but the conundrum of the basin-less sink is really rather simple. The counter has a very subtle slope that gently guides all the water into a small, rectangular, drainage hole. 

Wow, science!

Now after seeing the sink up close, everyone is feeling very, very broke.

Apparently West helped designed this sink, and it took eight prototypes to get it right. I don't even want to know how much it costs to have a renowned designer come to your house and make you more than eight customized sinks.

That being said, now everyone wants their own basin-less sink.

"After seeing Kim K’s sink and inground tv on her IG story...I have come to the conclusion that I NEED Kim Kardashian’s house," wrote one Twitter user.

"I need Kim K’s sink. I want that boogieness in my life," another said.

"Absolutely mesmerized by Kim K’s sink," someone else tweeted.

Leave it to Kim Kardashian to make the entire world thirst over a sink.

photo: E!

This is the ultimate testimony to Kardashian's sheer power of influence. This woman's sinks — her SINKS! — made headlines across the world just for being so dang fancy. Can you think of anyone else who's done that recently? Most likely not.