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With all of the tornadoes and devastation taking place over the past two weeks – I felt like I needed a little humor in my life.

My husband and I were reminiscing over the weekend of funny stories and events to ‘lighten’ the heavy mood.  So I thought I’d share this one with you:

One of our students texted me a while back, with a bit of good humor, asking about the plastic ‘spork’ and if it should it be placed on the left or the right when setting the table… much to his surprise, I had a little history to share with him – which turned into a pretty fun text exchange.

He was shocked to learn that KFC didn’t invent the “spork”.  The spork (a spoon and fork hybrid) dates back to the late 1800’s.  The predecessor to our contemporary plastic spork is the ‘terrapin fork’ (yes, you read that correctly) or the ‘ice cream spoon’.

With his newfound knowledge, he’s holding out to win a chocolate bar sometime in the near future – or, if he ever appears on Jeopardy, he’s hopes to say “Sporks for $500 Alex”.

Here are some pictures of different types of ‘sporks’ for your enjoyment.

 

For information on tornado relief, click here to read my post from last week.

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