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10 Weird Eating Utensils You Probably Never Used

Updated on January 5, 2017

People love to eat, after all, it is one of the must activities that we as humans must do in order to survive. So if you are going to do something on a continuous basis probably until you die, why not enjoy the ride. There are so many different classes of food and preparation from so many different countries and races. We would normally draw for the fork, spoon, knife and fingers to divulge in some of our favorite dishes, but there are some weird utensils that someone thought should be used to even eat our everyday meals such as bar-b-Que chicken. Enjoy the list below.

Having some BBQ Wings with my Trongs

Trongs - designed for finger foods
Trongs - designed for finger foods

1. Trongs

Trongs, wait, what!? Don't get your tongue tied or twisted with this piece of eating utensil. If you are one of those persons who will not dare to lick off the gravy or grease of that tender juicy mouth watering, belly filling baby back ribs or bar-b-Que chicken, these plastic finger protectors are just suitable for you.The throng is designed to keep you fingers clean when indulging in all that juicy stuff i said before. The throngs looks like a broken piece of a bulldozer made from plastic. It is quite an unattractive piece of utensil and does not carry that fine finish like a fork.

Eat and Write with the Dine Ink
Eat and Write with the Dine Ink

2. Dine Ink

Seriously, i think that someone just has too much time on their hands. Who would have thought that someone actually designed gadgets that allow your pen to be transformed into a eating utensil? This piece of pen, ink, fork spoon, knife or what they call Dine Ink is a utensil made allow the pen to be used not only for signing those big bounced checks, but after signing those bounced checks you can simply pop out you Dine Inks and enjoy you meal anywhere at anytime. I know many office workers may take on to this gadget nicely as many times you are at your desk and has warmed up some leftovers only to realize that you have no plastic fork. You hastely dismember you drawers and discovered the stapler jenny was looking for but still no fork or spoon. The Dine Ink at that time is a life saver.

Come Lets get some marrow scooping
Come Lets get some marrow scooping

3. Marrow Scoop

OK, after digesting that weird but useful utensil, Dine Ink. I thought it was going to lighten up as we count up to number three (3), i was wrong! The next weird utensil i will introduce to you is the Marrow Scoop! That is the same expression i had on my face when i heard and saw this piece of utensil. Who would have thought that we would need this piece of item to scoop out the bone marrow of meats that we eat. I thought that eating the meat off the bone was quite good enough and leaving the scraps for my dog venom. Sorry venom! with this new discovery i will be scooping away at those juicy marrow in the bones.

Ace of Spayd
Ace of Spayd

4. Splayd

Well, things aren't that weird with the Splayed. The splayed is an Australian brand sporf, that is a spoon integrated into a fork. The difference with the splayed is that it carries a dinner knife edge that easily cuts turkeys, cakes chickens and maybe the corner edges of your mouth! So there you have your meal and instead of getting a knife and fork, just ask for two splaydes, eating is not just about fine dining at a nice restaurant looking fancy, get two splaydes and have a splayd fight. Entertain your mouth.

The cool and slender chork
The cool and slender chork

5. Chork

I looked at this eating utensil for five minutes and couldn't helped but being astonished at the brilliance in creating this plastic squid that lost its six legs piece of eating utensil. The Chork not choke is a cross between a fork and a chopstick!?? (The question marks are deliberate). I can only assume that the Chinese created this piece of utensil because they were tired of seeing foreigners come to their land and acting like they are chopstick Gods and making a mess eating anything from meats to noodles and rice. Now when they realize that they are not chopstick gods, they just simply turn the chork around and they are back to the fork that they are Gods of.

The Popcorn Fork
The Popcorn Fork

6. Popcorn Fork

That's right ladies and gentlemen, I present to you a fork to eat popcorn! How astonishing is that? Popcorn has netted itself in our lives and has become so significant that a utensil was solely made for eating it. It cannot be denied, popcorn is the king of munchies when it comes on to kids, movie foods and visiting a host of fun places like the circus. Popcorn itself can be had in many flavors, there is buttery, plain, salty, honey, wheat and non salty. It is purchased as corn sometimes to be popped at home for the kids having a blast or just to watch your favorite movie at nights. The popcorn fork is a nice utensil, but its drawback is that you either have to old back you head to allow a full pickup to enter your mouth or you will have to poke all that piece that picks up the popcorn down your throat hole!

The non-notorious Finger Pick
The non-notorious Finger Pick

7. Finger Picks

Hey, get that finger out your....That's not what this piece of deformed chess looking utensil is for! The finger pick is a piece of plastic placed over you finger like a thimble that has three spikes attached to it. These three spikes of course are simply to stick things with and put it in your mouth! I don't think i can write anything else on this toy.

Two Tined Fork

Two tined Fork aka Draculas fang!
Two tined Fork aka Draculas fang! | Source

8. Two Tined Forks

Many vintage and Transylvania may know these pieces of utensils, after all, it was the favorite utensil used by Dracula to puncture the neck of beautiful young girls when ever he developed a fang-ache.

The fork itself, even in its two tined form, only came to Western Europe in the 11th century, when a Venetian doge married a Byzantine princess, who brought her foreign fork habits with her. It took until the 1500s, when Charles V of France married the Italian Catherine de Medici did people start taking on to this civilized way of eating.

The Cookie Dipper
The Cookie Dipper

9. Cookie Dipper

Got Milk? If you do then you need some Oreo type cookies and of course the cookie dipper. The cookie dipper is a like a scythe attacked to a pen. You simply place the scythe the between the cookies and dip for as long as you like and then munch. No more dipping your hands in that milk glass and causing all that gruesome milk and that gooey cookie on your just done fingers. Kids will have a blast with this fun feeder!

Potato chip Grabber
Potato chip Grabber

10. Potato Chip Grabber

Holy Gracomoli batman! It's a chip grabber! Looks more like mickey mouse is still looking for an arm. Japan is famous for developing toon like gizmos and gadgets and the potato chip grabber is no exception. Potechi ( a Japanese neologism derived from the English “potato chip”) is an ingenious device manufactured by Takara Tomi, that grabs potato chips, so you don’t have to. Imagine typing on that keyboard and having a bag of your favorite potato chips, all that grease will get on your fingers and eventually mess up your keyboard. The mickey mouse arm...sorry...the potato chip grabber is the solution to having your potato chips and keeping a clean keyboard. Gee, thanks japan!

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    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      3 years ago from Jamaica

      Thanks for stopping by Shades-of-truth, Well these are cool inventions, but the potato chip grabber takes the cake. I would just be using this gadget for fun of using it.

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      Emily Tack 

      3 years ago from USA

      These are all great inventions - most of them I had never encountered before. Great idea, to share them.

      The two-tined fork is quite familiar to me, as we use them at home a lot!

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      3 years ago from Jamaica

      Thanks for stopping by swilliams, appreciated much

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      3 years ago

      What a unique Hub! I must say I've never used any ot this interesting items. I like the finger picks they are very cute! Voted up and tweeted out!

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      3 years ago from Jamaica

      @avorodisa....seems like grabbing and sticking food is the way to Thanks for stopping by.

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      Anna Sidorova 

      3 years ago from Russia

      That's funny how many inventions are made concerning grabbing food. I sometimes eat with chinese sticks which many of my friends consider stange. But these utensils you described were all new to me. Thank you.

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      3 years ago from Jamaica

      LOL@dragonflycolor, i can think of a lot of things that can grab a potato chip!

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      3 years ago

      I must try the potato chip grabber. Best invention in the history of the world.

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      3 years ago from Jamaica

      that finger picking is really something....the things we make today!

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      Frank Atanacio 

      3 years ago from Shelton

      ive never seen anything like these tools.. however, the finger picking is the one i want me football sunday guests to use LOL good hub bro

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      3 years ago from Jamaica

      Thanks sallieannluvslife, i wonder about that potato chip grabber though

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      3 years ago from Eastern Shore

      Very cool! We always used to use the two-tined fork from my mother's silver set for pickles and olives...wonder if that is what it was made for or if it was just used as a regular eating utensil originally....Interesting hub!! Voted up, interesting and useful!!


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