I saw this “magic corn trick” a few times around Pinterest and had to give it a try. Apparently you cut the bottom of the corn off, then cook it in the microwave with a wet paper towel. After cooling for 2 minutes you can just squeeze the corn out of the husk without all of those pesky silk threads!
And just like magic… oh, wait.
Yeah, so that didn’t work at all! We did have a few that came out rather clean with a few threads still left to pick off, but I can get them that clean just by pulling the husks off normally (and cutting the bottoms off was really hard to do). Cooking them in the microwave did seem to work well, but don’t expect them to slide out with ‘no strings attached’.