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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
Of course whoever sets the table would have to "load" the
fork. so this second option #2 is not as good as #1.
||Unfortunately, most cheap plastic forks break into toothpicks anyway!
||We understand that the correct term is actually "tine".
||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."
||The individual sharrp elements of a fork are called "tines" (or sometimes, "prongs") - not "teeth".
||No, tines, It was a curly n.
||It was the best of tines, it was the worst of tines...
~A tail obtusities~