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Plastic toothpick fork

The middle tooth is longer and can be removed to become a toothpick
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Middle tooth of a plastic fork made to be broken sideways (during regular operation it does not break off because forces are not directed in that direction). It is shaped in order to serve also as a toothpick.

Of course these have to be made of recyclable materials, saving the world from the millions of unaccounted toothpicks that nobody ever researched - and which may be the true cause for global stagnation.

2. For regular metal forks, a special connection that receives a standard toothpick would also be good. When done eating, you take the toothpick out of the fork and use it.

Of course whoever sets the table would have to "load" the fork. so this second option #2 is not as good as #1.

pashute, Feb 11 2011


       Unfortunately, most cheap plastic forks break into toothpicks anyway!
xandram, Feb 11 2011

       // tooth //   

       We understand that the correct term is actually "tine".
8th of 7, Feb 12 2011


pashute, Feb 13 2011

       // "we" ? //   

       No, "We". As in, "We are the Borg. We wish to improve ourselves. You will be assimilated. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Freedom is irrelevant, self determination is irrelevant. You must comply. Resistance is futile."   

       // "tinepick"? //   

       The individual sharrp elements of a fork are called "tines" (or sometimes, "prongs") - not "teeth".
8th of 7, Feb 13 2011

       No, tines, It was a curly n.
pocmloc, Feb 13 2011

       It was the best of tines, it was the worst of tines...
~A tail obtusities~


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