Napoleon did not like to eat set meals, intead choosing to eat when he was hungry. Napoleon's preference forced his palace chefs to constantly have chickens roasting on spits to suit his erratic hunger. Additionally Napoleon preferred eating with hands rather than use utensils. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
In 1608, English writer Thomas Coryat wrote a book detailing his five months’ travel through Europe in which he described, among other things, use of the table fork as an eating utensil. He also introduced β€œumbrella” into English after noticing Italians shielding themselves from the sun. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Matured bottle gourd (calabash/lauki) was made into utensils, musical instruments and flotation devices in early civilizations. Alternatively, it can be cooked as a vegetable when plucked young. valentine.gr/lagenaria_en…
Spartacus led his escape from his ludus/slavery by gathering about 70 slaves who seized kitchen utensils to fight their way free. They then seized several wagons of gladiatorial weapons and armor. They defeated legions that chased after them and eventually swelled their numbers to about 70,000. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa…
Today I learned about the Xylospongium, a hygienic utensil used by ancient Romans to wipe their anus after defecating wikipedia.org/wiki/Xylosp…
Nikola Tesla would polish every dining utensil to perfection using exactly 18 napkins. news.nationalgeographic.c…
Some new built-in microwave ovens come with metal racks that allow you to cook on two levels at once, despite typical warnings against using metal utensils in the microwave. producthelp.whirlpool.com…
Aluminum used to be one of the most expensive metals in the world. Only the wealthiest ate with aluminum utensils, while lesser nobility ate with gold. innovationexcellence.com/…
The US Capitol Building does not have metal utensils in fear that they will be taken and not returned. archive.azcentral.com/ari…
Most scratches on porcelain tableware are in fact metal residue from the metal in the utensils rather than scratches in the porcelain, since porcelain is much harder than steel used in most utensils en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moh…
In large 16th Century kitchens a now extinct breed of dog was placed on a giant wheel and used to turn meat. It was viewed as a utensil rather than as a pet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
In-N-Out Burger puts Bible references on their utensils en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In-…
The tinkers and tinker's craft (mending utensils with wires) originated from Slovakia in 18th century en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin…
In 1858, Hyman Lipman received the patent for the first integrated pencil/eraser writing utensilβ€” simply by combining two pre-existing products. He sold the rights for $100,000 before the Supreme Court ruled that this was not actually a new invention. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hym…
Traditional Ethiopian bread, called Injera, simultaneously acts as food, eating utensil and plate. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/I…
Silver utensils have antimicrobial properties and were also used to detect arsenic to provent poisonings en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S…
Americans and Europeans use their utensils differently because forks weren't largely available to the British colonies until the 1750's, so Americans had to use rounded table knives and spoons to eat, without stabbing their food. books.google.com/books?id…
There is a utensil used specifically to dip an Oreo in milk, called Dipr. thedipr.com/
Confucius most likely played a large role in the adoption of chopsticks as the eating utensil of choice in China because of his disdain of knives. asianartmall.com/chopstic…
Aluminium was once so sought after that Napoleon III of France was reputed to have held a banquet where the most honored guests were given aluminium utensils, while the others made do with gold. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alu…
The Oneida company, famous for it's flatware started out as a free love commune in the early 1900s. The creation of kitchen utensils was simply intended to supply the commune with money for food and other basic necessities. plannedparenthood.org/fil…
The Splayd is an eating utensil combining the functions of spoon, knife and fork. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spl…
The use of silver spoons (utensils) were not just a sign of wealth, but also used to detect poison en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sil…
Florida state representative and former cocaine addict Darryl Rouson tried to ban the sale of bongs, calling them utensils of death. utensilsofdeath.com
When some early New England Indians were given copper and brass kettles as trading items, they would often cut them up to make jewelry instead of using them as cooking utensils. books.google.com/books?id…
Ethiopians eat only with their right hand and the large injera bread for picking up spicy stews serves as both plate and utensil en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eth…
Because the Allies put a temporary ban on zeppelin production after WWI, the Zeppelin Company was forced to survive for a while by selling kitchen utensils. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zep…
Americans and Europeans use their utensils differently because forks weren't largely available to the British colonies until the 1750's, so Americans had to use rounded table knives and spoons to eat, without stabbing their food. books.google.com/books?id
During the Philippine–American War in 1901 local Philippine Rebels killed 48 U.S Infantry one day in the town of Balinginga. It was a surprise attack that left some men fighting with baseball bats and breakfast utensils. It is considered the worst military defeat since little Big Horn. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal…
Pica is a disorder that is rare among pregnant women that causes them to crave non food items and a woman was admitted for swallowing an entire set of forks and spoons (nearly 78 utensils total). ranker.com/list/the-13-cr…
The Scots have a utensil which is almost exclusively used to stir porridge, its called a 'Spurtle'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spu…

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