September 30, 2012

Random Post #1: The Spork - Neither spoon nor fork

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Okay, so I've been thinking about this post for a while and wondering if it was even worth posting. Today I decided it is, because I need to clear something up for all the people who think I'm nuts. (I'm not, I'm just unique.) Sporks are the best things ever. Why you ask? I'll tell you.

While spoons are great because they can pick up sauce, juice, or anything else your little hearts desires while eating, but it also has nothing to hold onto food with. Noodles slip off, meat topples over, and vegetables tumbled over the edge. You're pretty much just eating soup.

Forks on the other hand are the exact opposite. They are great for stabbing meat, picking up veggies, or twirling pasta, but you can't hold any juice on them. So said meat is bland, the pasta lacks sauce and the veggies, well they aren't fun to eat without their seasonings too.

Enter...The Spork!

I know you're probably judging me right now, but hear me out. My love for the spork is warranted. Not only can it pick up food, but it picks up the juice too. Hello pasta and sauce and meat and rice. With a spork you get the best of both worlds! Now that I'm done talking about my love for the best utensil out there take a look below for some interesting facts about the spork.

The spork was invented by Canadians Hubert Gagnon and Aldo Balatti in 1996. However, sporks have been around for years before 1996 and we do not know who invented the first spork. The name Spork was trademarked registered by the Van Brode Milling Co., Inc., of Clinton, Massuchests in 1969 for a piece of cutlery combining the features of a spoon, a fork and sometimes a knife. A New York Times article mentions that Hyde Ballard of Westtown, Pennsylvania filed an application to register "Spork" as a trademark around 1952. In the United Kingdom, "Spork" has been trademark registered by Plastico Limited since 1975. Source

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