OXO's kitchen gadget for taking corn off the cob combines a mouse-shaped handle with a blade and measuring cup. The only other way to get corn off the cob is with a huge knife (fun but not safe) or manually with your chompers. (Which is not a good idea if you're meaning to spit it back into a communal salad bowl.) [OXO via SciFiTech]
Here's a tasty and easy way to prepare fresh roasted corn using a huge knife:
Take your huge knife (a 8" or 10" chefs knife - you do have one of these, don't you?), cut off an end of a fresh, uncooked corn cob and stand it on the cut end. Now, place this corn cob on a baking sheet. Cut from the top down and remove about 3/4 of the kernels off the cob (try not to cut too close to the base of the kernels), using the downward cutting motion. Rotate the cob and repeat until all the corn kernels have been removed.
Now, carefully take the back edge of the huge knife and run it downward along the cob. This will help extract the juices and precious inner remains of the fresh corn.
Next, throw some S & P and olive oil on your corn and roast it in an oven at 425 for 8-10 minutes, or until you begin to salivate from the sweet, sweet smell of fresh roasted corn. No unitasker from Oxo needed!