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Cutlery with a Magnifying Lens

fly and hair identifying cutlery
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"Waiter, there's a Musca Domestica in My Soup!" - The idea is to build a magnifying lens into the end of an item of cutlery, so that the more fastidious eater can pause between mouthfuls to identify any mysterious objects or particles they may be about to consume.

To assist with correct classification, a series of small images of commonly found items are stamped into the shafts of the cutlery.

(note - this cutlery is NOT provided by the restaurant)

xenzag, Jun 01 2009

Mount it in this manner Silverwear
[normzone, Jun 01 2009]

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       Ha - couldn't the restaurant provide one of those little glass fronted collection boxes where soup-bound dipteræ can be pinned for posterity!
zen_tom, Jun 01 2009
  

       Excellent - to avoid soup contamination on the lens, I propose that the magnifying lens be mounted in the handle of the spoon. Then, if you spot something suspicious, you can just swing your spoon round to have a good look.
hippo, Jun 01 2009
  

       //I propose that the magnifying lens be mounted in the handle of the spoon. Then, if you spot something suspicious, you can just swing your spoon round to have a good look//
And if you're sitting by a window, you can cauterise the offending arthropod. [+]
coprocephalous, Jun 01 2009
  

       Yes of course, the handle is the place. Use two together to create the effect of a microscope for more detailed examination.
xenzag, Jun 01 2009
  

       [xen], I'm not going to clutter your idea with a fishbone, but I have to say; I really don't want to know what I'm eating. I'd probably stop eating at restaurants if I did. Consuming unknowns is good for the digestive tract, and the soul, I think.
blissmiss, Jun 01 2009
  

       Little rear view mirrors would also be handy for foiling waitstaff trained to ask how everything is the second you take a bite.   

       <indignance> Waiter! What's this fly doing in my soup?!</i>
<smugly>It appears to be the back stroke, sir.</s>
  

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Jinbish, Jun 01 2009
  

       + cool and then if you leave it in the sun atop a paper napkin, you may start a fire if you didn't really like the place at all!!
xandram, Jun 01 2009
  
      
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