McDonalds did away with their spoon-shaped coffee stirrers because people were using them as cocaine spoons snopes.com/fact-check/sti…
England’s Crown Jewels has 142 pieces including a spoon and walking stick. It is the only full set of regalia of its kind in the world and owned by Queen Elizabeth II. ancient.eu/British_Crown_…
McDonald's McFlurry's spoons are designed the way they are because the spoon attaches to the blender and is used for mixing the McFlurry. delish.com/food-news/a323…
Today I learned about the Oslo Breakfast, a meal that began to be served to Norwegian schoolchildren starting 1932. A typical version included an orange, milk, whole-wheat bread, rye biscuit, cheese, carrot and a spoon of cod-liver oil. It reportedly increased the average height of 14 year olds by 4 inches. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osl…
In 2006 a Filipino-born Canadian boy was punished by his school for using his cutlery according to Filipino etiquette. The teacher sanctioned the 7-year-old Luc for what the school called "disgusting" and "piggish" eating habits: using a fork to push his food onto a spoon before eating it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Until the mid-twentieth century, golf clubs were not numbered, but had wonderfully funny names: brassies, niblicks, baffies, mashies, jiggers, spoons, and cleeks. hickorygolfers.com/how-to…
The penis of a male Damselfly is equipped with a spoon-like structure to remove any sperm left by other males while depositing his own sperm inside of the female Damselfly. It is the only known animal to have this function. science.sciencemag.org/co…
Unlike knives and spoons which have been around since antiquity, forks only appeared in the Middle Ages. They did not see common use for centuries, with records of British sailors ars recently as 1897 refusing to use forks as they considered them effeminate and unmanly. slate.com/articles/arts/d…
Dogs(and probably other animals) bend their tounges backwards to form a spoon to drink. youtu.be/_OT4CNxHEGM
The rise in popularity of chopsticks among Asian cultures can be partly attributed to Confucianism (reduced use of table knives) and to rice being more clumpy and gummy so there is less need for spoons. gizmodo.com/how-chopstick…
McDonald's changed their coffee stirrers from spoons to paddles because too many people were using them as cocaine spoons snopes.com/fact-check/sti…
(the hard way) that heating your coffee in the microwave on extra high, and then stirring with a plastic spoon will make the coffee violently boil. mcgill.ca/oss/article/you…
Absinthe is traditionally served by running water over a sugar cube that is held above the glass by a specialty slotted spoon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abs…
Soundgarden's song "Spoonman" was about a Seattle-based street performer named Artis who has traveled the world playing the spoons since the late 1960s. He played spoons and various other percussion "instruments" throughout the song. youtube.com/watch?v=wmkn1…
Before settling with the name Monty Python, the group considered other names such as "Vaseline Review", "The Toad Elevating Moment", and "A Horse, a Spoon and a Bucket". Eric Idle proposed the name Monty, a stereotypically drunk Brit, while Python was chosen simply because it sounded slippery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Many children during the Dutch famine, better known as "hunger winter" from 1944 to 45 years, carried spoons with them wherever they went β€œjust in case.” jamesclear.com/hunger-win…
Aluminum was the most valuable metal on Earth until the 20th century. When Napoleon the third entertained guests, his guests would use a gold spoon and he would use an aluminum spoon. youtube.com/watch?v=hLoAo…
The F.R.E.D (Field Ration Eating Device) is a multi-tool consisting of a bottle opener, can opener, and spoon, commonly used by the Australian military. However it's also widely known as the "Fucking Ridiculous Eating Device". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fie…
There’s an 1,800 year-old Roman version of present day Swiss Army Knife, complete with folding spoon, fork, spatula, pick, spike & knife museumcrush.org/romans-in…
3 men escaped from Alcatraz by digging holes in their cells using spoons, accessing an unguarded utility corridor. They climbed onto the roof, down a 50' drainpipe and over two 12' security fences before inflating a makeshift raft and swimming across the Bay. Their bodies have never been found. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jun…
Apollo astronauts were the first to have hot water and eat their packaged food with a spoon. While on board Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were reportedly served beef and vegetables, pork with potato scallops, and Canadian bacon and apple sauce businessinsider.com/astro…
Unlike forks, spoons generally don't create sparks in the microwave because of their shape npr.org/templates/story/s…
In 1998 McDonald's withdrew its plastic spoons from the UK after police advised that drug dealers were able to measure out exactly 100ml of heroin with them. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/23…
That, in addition to Father Christmas, Icelanders are visited by the 13 Yule Lads (including Sausage-Swiper, Spoon-Licker, & Door-Sniffer), as well as their giant pet cat JΓ³lakΓΆtturinn, who eats children who don't receive new clothes for Christmas. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
There is a specific world record for balancing spoons on your body. That record is 79. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
The Beatles lost a talent contest to a lady playing spoons (at about the 14:00 mark in linked video) youtu.be/w_9L0zzeA-M
Today I learned about hannibal the cannibal, UK's most dangerous criminal/prisoner. He scooped peoples Brains out and ate them with spoons. theguardian.com/uk/2003/a…
The oldest object in England's Crown Jewels is a spoon. atlasobscura.com/articles…
A combined spoon, fork, and knife closely resembling the modern spork was invented by Samuel W. Francis and issued a U.S. Patent on February 3, 1874. wikipedia.org/wiki/Spork#…
To Italians, the correct way to eat spaghetti is with only a fork. Eating spaghetti with a fork and spoon means you're either an amateur, a child, or have really bad table manners. nytimes.com/1982/05/19/ga…
Kadabra in Pokemon was taken off Pokemon trading cards and hasnt been printed since 2003 due to an unresolved Β£60 million law suit from a bloke (Uri Geller) who claims he can bend spoons with his mind because Kadabra has a bent spoon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abr…
Tupac Shakur and Tim Roth starred in a movie together as Spoon and Stretch. Two druggies trying to use government assistance to get clean. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gri…
In Biertan village in Transylvania Romania, the church had a "divorce/reconciliation room": Couples that wanted to break up had to live two weeks in a room with one small bed, one table with one chair, one spoon, one plate. In 300 years they had just one divorce. triptoromania.net/divorce…
McDonald's got rid of their small coffee stirring spoons because people were using them as cocaine spoons snopes.com/fact-check/sti…
In the 70's McDonald's was forced to redesign its coffee spoon because it was being used for snorting and measure cocaine priceonomics.com/the-mcdo…
Around the 16th century, there was a chamber in the fortress of Biertan (Romania) where all the couples that wanted to divorce were forced to live with only one item of everything: one bed, one spoon, one chair, etc. before breaking up. Only one couple in 300 years ended up divorcing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bie…
The old McDonald's coffee spoon was discontinued because it was used widely for drug measurement and intranasal delivery. snopes.com/business/origi…
The proper way to eat caviar is off the back of your hand, between your index finger and thumb. The reasoning is to avoid passing along bacteria by the palm of the hand, and to avoid unwanted flavor coming from a spoon. huffingtonpost.com/entry/…
U.S. Army Major General Albert Stubblebine, who tried to create a breed of super-soldiers, required his commanders to learn how to bend spoons, and attempted to walk through walls. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alb…
Edward Lear coined runcible, a nonsense word. It apparently was one of his favorite inventions, appearing in many of his works (such as his self portrait). The word is also used especially in runcible spoon "spoon with three short tines like a fork," which first took the name 1926. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Run…
In pre-modern times people brought their own silver spoons to the table, carrying them everywhere they went. Silver spoons were an indication of wealth, hence the saying "born with a silver spoon in his mouth." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sil…
Ice cream testers use gold spoons to be able to taste the product 100% without a slight percentage of 'after-taste' from typical spoons. flickr.com/photos/2682001…
Today I learned about Albert Stubblebine, a US army major general who believed he could create super soldiers who could walk through walls among other psychic feats. He took an early retirement soon after offending a general by "offering to perform a spoon-bending feat at a formal gala" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alb…
Amongst the crowns, swords and sceptres the oldest British 'crown jewel' is a spoon, the Coronation spoon to be precise. royalcollection.org.uk/co…
The green spoon worm male is the smallest male animal compared to the female, an extreme example of sexual dimorphism extraordinary-animals.com…
Metal cutlery used for airline meals are cleaned with a specialized machine that utilizes minerals to clean and polish forks, knives, and spoons. No soap or water is used. youtu.be/Y7--aF5GfwM?t=27…
Cutlery made of different metals taste different to blindfolded tasters. Gold and chrome spoons were rated most pleasant and sweet, while cooper and zinc were bitter and metallic. The taste of food eaten off the spoons was also affected by metal type. ediblegeography.com/senso…
Someone slit the throat of a specific prostitute and drank ALL her blood with a gravy spoon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atl…
Someone designed an anti-tremor spoon for people with Parkinson's or other neurological disorders. liftlabsdesign.com/2013/0…
The Spoon Theory was created to have a visual representation of a person's daily energy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spo…

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