The history of the Spork and artifacts

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  1. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    Well I lost a best and I don't want to welch on a bet. I never have. So my loss about a Mariners game means I have to do a horrible Spork thread as punishment/embarrassment. Sorry Dawg and posters....gotta do it. :(

    Neg away folks. I don't blame you. :snicker:




    A spork (also known as a foon) is a hybrid form of cutlery taking the form of a spoon-like shallow scoop with two to four forktines. Spork-like utensils, such as the terrapin fork or ice cream fork, have been manufactured since the late 19th century; Patents for spork-like designs date back to at least 1874, and the word "spork" was registered as a trademark in the US and the UK decades later. They are used by fast food restaurants, schools, prisons, the military, backpackers and in airline meals.

    Most past common use in America of the spork, was it was used for eating turtles. Today the most common use is it's the main utensil for backpackers.

    Materials such as stainless steel, silver, aluminum, titanium, and polycarbonate plastic have been used in spork manufacture. Plastic sporks are common in prisons in the United States because they are difficult to form into weapons.


    An ice cream spork from the late 1800's.

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    A titanium spork

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    A spork necklace

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    Spork silverware

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    A spork can opener

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    Probably my new phone cover. :oops:

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    "They've got those spooning forks at Starbucks, Robin!"
     
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    i have the crkt, and a few other Ti ones. You missed their use for invalids. a version is made with one side sharpened so they can be used as a knife too. i think they are called rocker knives and are sold for the handicapped with the use of only one hand.

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    Nice thread. Suck it LT!!!!!

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    First time seeing it. I guess they got everything today. :snicker:

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    my mom only had use of her left hand so we stocked up on them.
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    See, sporks rule I guess. That's awesome they helped out your mom. :)
     
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    image.jpg ate many of these with a spork when I worked at KFC :snicker:
     
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    image.jpg

    I choose.......FOON!
     
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    they are popular now with the EDC crowd. i got in the habit of carrying one in my case after 9/11. i've never used it, but it and some other tools are in there all the time.
     
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    I'm pretty sure when my wife complains that I spend endless hours reading about nothing on the internet, she certainly wasn't referring to this critical spork thread.
     
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    :snicker:
     
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    when the zombie apocalypse comes you will be glad you read about this. billions of cans of food around and most people will have no utensils. they will use their fingers and get tetanus from the can edges and die, but you will survive because you know about sporks.
     
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    [​IMG]got this from environmentally friendly hippie store
     
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    [​IMG]got these from camping store