The History of Knives, Forks and Spoons

You use them every day. They're some of the most simple, but useful, devices in existence. They're used the world over. But who, exactly, invented knives, forks and spoons? » 10/03/13 6:20am 10/03/13 6:20am

This Snappable Spork Could See You Through a Whole Meal

This spork isn't really a spork: it's a spoon that turns into a knife and fork. It's cleverly designed to see the user through soup then a regular main course—we just can't really work out what it should be called. » 1/25/13 8:02am 1/25/13 8:02am

Spork Chops Are the Perfect Secret Agent Utensil for Those Who Suck At…

You're in a Japanese restaurant. Or a Chinese restaurant. Or a Korean restaurant. Or to avoid being racist, any restaurant that uses chopsticks as its main conduit for food. It smells so good! But you're sweating, your hands are shaking, you're starving because you can only get one rice morsel at a time with those… » 5/15/12 11:40am 5/15/12 11:40am

The Chork Is the Beautifully Awful Lovechild of a Fork and Chopsticks…

If you went back in time with all the knowledge you have now but none of the habits, what utensil would you invent to eat with? Is the fork, a tiny and instinctive spear, the ideal utensil? Or is the chopstick, a dexterous extension of your fingers, the winner? Which makes the most sense? » 4/11/12 8:00pm 4/11/12 8:00pm

DPS Attempts to Reinvent the Deep Powder Ski with Cleats and Fat Spoons

When skis when concave, that was a big deal. Aggressive skiers were soon carving deep lines into the hardpack and beginners were getting up and at 'em faster than ever. DPS wants to do that again with their funky Spoon. » 10/02/11 10:00am 10/02/11 10:00am

Watch a Spoon Melt and Turn Into Liquid Metal Ooze

How does this happen? Well, the trick is that the spoon is made from gallium, a substance that melts at only 86 degrees Fahrenheit. So when you put the gallium spoon in hot water it turns into T-1000 style liquid metal ooze. So awesome. [Reddit via The Daily What] » 2/26/11 9:00pm 2/26/11 9:00pm

Spoonachos Are The Holy Grail of Chips

The Tostitos Scoop was a momentous moment in the history of dipping. But it has one glaring flaw: your thumb takes up half the scoop. Spoonachos, however, have a handle. Brilliant. My salsa to chip ratio just got WAY better. » 11/04/10 9:20pm 11/04/10 9:20pm

The Captivating History Of The Spork

Whether you call it a "spork" or a "foon," we must all ask ourselves where we would be without the genius that brought fork and spoon together as one. » 8/28/09 10:00pm 8/28/09 10:00pm

Star Trek Spock...I Mean Spork

Finally, a Star Trek-themed utensil that will allow me to eat both ice cream and pasta at the same time. Thank you ThinkGeek for bringing this wonderful product into the world. » 4/22/09 7:00pm 4/22/09 7:00pm

IC3 Intelligent Cutlery System Silently Judges You During Meals

Diets are tough, what with the eating and drinking of beer, and that being really, really, enjoyable and all. The IC3 Intelligent Cutlery System wants to help. How? Well, designer Alex Schulz says that as you chomp away at dinner, the IC3 does the traditional job as a fork, knife or spoon, and then goes the extra mile… » 10/26/08 1:00pm 10/26/08 1:00pm

Writing Spoon Turns Your Coffee Into Ink

Admit it, you like those inexpensive restaurants where they use paper tablecloths and servers write their names upside down with crayons. Why? Because you love to doodle (and you love crayons). If only you could combine your passion for food and drink with your passion for doodling in one simple device. Enter the… » 8/21/08 6:00pm 8/21/08 6:00pm

Spoon With Built-In Scales, Perfect for Dieters and Dealers

This spoon, which looks like a prop from CSI, has built-in scales so you can scoop and check the amount all in one. Made of ABS plastic and stainless steel, it has an LCD screen, and an accuracy of 0.005 ounces. It also measures in metric or imperial and can keep track of added weights. Just make sure you use it for… » 4/24/08 7:05am 4/24/08 7:05am

Zing Lunch Launchers: The Latest in Food Fight Technology

Man, I love the guys at Worldwide Fred—but parents and janitors probably feel differently thanks to this ZING! spring-loaded spoon launcher. The way I see it, if you are going to go into battle, you had better have the right equipment. Loading up a round of vegetables in this thing will surely give you an edge over… » 1/25/08 7:00pm 1/25/08 7:00pm

Side-On Cutlery Makes It Almost Safe to Eat at Your Aunt's Grimy House

The germaphobe in us always freaks out a little bit when we see silverware lying on a bare table, either at someone else's house or a restaurant. (Our own table is a chemical-cleaner-scorched wasteland.) So we hope that eventually all silverware will be like Jens-Martin Skibsted's designs for Side-On Cutlery, which… » 9/14/07 11:51am 9/14/07 11:51am

Keepon Robot Keeps on Keepin' On in Spoon Promo

Austin band Spoon have collaborated before with yellow robot Keepon, but their new video, for "Don't You Evah" gives us a little more than the first one. Keepon's creator, Hideki Kozima, costars alongside the little blob of sunshine, and there's a whole load of robot cameos toward the end. » 8/16/07 5:22am 8/16/07 5:22am