I prefer a golden spoon, thanks. This sounds distasteful:
When you’re eating at a restaurant, you’re putting a tremendous amount of faith in the kitchen and wait staff that your food will be kept as contaminant-free as possible. But if you’re really worried about an establishment’s hygiene, make sure you’re always carrying Object Solutions’ Magnifying Spoon that lets you inspect your meal up close beforehand.
Source: A Magnifying Glass Spoon Lets You Spot Even Tiny Flies In Your Soup
Ugh, ignorance is bliss. <epic rap battles of history>Y-y-y-you decide!</epic rap battles of history>
Chances are, you’ve spent more time thinking about the specs on your smartphone than about the gadgets that you use to put food in your mouth. But the shape and material properties of forks, spoons, and knives turn out to matter—a lot. Changes in the design of cutlery have not only affected how and what we eat, but also what our food tastes like. There’s even evidence that the adoption of the table knife transformed the shape of European faces.
Source: The Design of Spoons and Knives Can Change the Way We Taste Food
Now I know why people talk of having a golden spoon in their mouth…
I haven’t seen anything mentioning chopsticks, but it’s believed that:
- Using a knife to cut things into smaller pieces made our mouths evolve to be smaller
- Use of cutlery has led us to develop an overbite
The QI page on cutlery is a brief but interesting read. Never watched QI? You’re missing out.