I never soaked a bean in my life.
Until now. Today I have the time, I have the inclination, and I have a yummy black bean recipe.
There are lots of things you can do with newly soaked black beans. (Google is a great source of information. "How to use black beans" comes a close second to "piano-playing cats").
I'm going with enchiladas. We'll save the black bean brownies for another occasion.