That kitchen drawer full of plastic takeout utensils is about to get some new company thanks to The Chork, a chopstick-fork combo making a major fast-food rollout on November 10.
They can be used as a fork, split vertically into chopsticks with cute little two-tine forks on the ends, or kept together as chopstick cheaters to reduce fumbling with two loose chopsticks. Some folks have reported that the cheater option may snap in two unexpectedly unless your pinching is of a gentle nature.
Essentially what’s we’re looking at here is two chopsticks that have been glued both to each other and to a fork in a wonderfully efficient design that looks a bit like a weapon from Mortal Kombat and sounds a bit like something a bored teenager might invent in the school holidays.
If you don't eat Panda Express but want to try them out, you can buy a pack.
Bonus video: a manufacturer's video so inept that it's kind of charming.
• The Chork (via Techly)
From Smithsonian Channel’s “Great Blue Wild: Life in the Muck:” The speed of a hairy frogfish’s bite is the result of a vacuum in its mouth that can suck in its prey in just 1/6000th of a second. It’s so fast that even slow-motion video struggles to capture it.
Next year, New York City public schools will initiate “Meatless Mondays” as part of their lunch program. Students will be served all vegetarian food for breakfast and lunch. (Note: photo above for illustrative purposes only. Not representative of actual school cafeteria menu.) From CNN: “Cutting back on meat a little will improve New Yorkers’ health […]
Researchers at Melbourne, Australia’s RMIT University devised these bizarre “third arm” chest-mounted”robots to experiment with what they call “playful eating.” For science. Video below. From RMIT University’s Exertion Games Lab: In this experience, all three arms (the person’s own two arms and the “third” arm, the robotic arm) are used for feeding oneself and the […]
Even if you feel like AirPods are worth the price tag, you’ve got to admit there’s a certain anxiety that comes with using them. What if I lose them? What if they get wet in the rain? Or drenched in sweat? Or fall into the drink you dropped them into? Shiny tech is great, but […]
With the quick-fix appeal of video games and their own cell phones, it can be tough to keep kids focused on supposedly “educational” toys. And while it may seem counter-intuitive to fight tech with more tech, we’re all in when it comes to the Toybox 3D Printer. We’re not sure if anyone had envisioned a […]
Whether you’re an artist, designer or just organizing a photo album, photo editing software is a must. And software designers know it: Platforms like Photoshop and Lightroom have a ton of helpful features, but you’ll pay for them in spades. Luckily, there’s some competition in the photo editing arena. Right now, Skylum’s Luminar software is […]