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The History of Eating Utensils
December 6, 2003 11:56 PM   Subscribe

The History of Eating Utensils
posted by anastasiav (8 comments total)

 
Wouldn't it make more sense to use utensils?

I've got nothing, sorry.
posted by fvw at 12:07 AM on December 7, 2003


Maybe I didn't poke around in the right place at their site, but I found no mention of sporks.
posted by gluechunk at 3:10 AM on December 7, 2003


Or runcible spoons.
posted by JanetLand at 9:28 AM on December 7, 2003


Anybody enjoy this post needs to read The Evolution of Useful Things, which covers the fork as well as the paper clip, zipper, and others.
posted by whatzit at 10:52 AM on December 7, 2003


[this is good]
posted by plep at 11:10 AM on December 7, 2003


Yeah, I'm sorry they overlooked the spork (and its mysterious tendency to be found in close proximity to Wet-Naps), but good post nevertheless.
posted by wendell at 12:15 PM on December 7, 2003


Nice find, anastasiav. Thanks.
posted by hama7 at 2:24 PM on December 7, 2003


My mother's a nurse, and she once had a patient who apparently swallowed her own fork during a mindless, manic eating binge. So I, too, thought this link lead to stories of people eating utensils...
posted by Robot Johnny at 6:36 AM on December 8, 2003


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