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Magnifying Spoon Lets You Pick Out Tiny Hairs From Your Soup

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You must be a special person, if you worry enough about possible contaminants in your food that you’d consider buying the Magnifying Spoon. But if someone out there bothered to make it, there’s a chance people out there will buy it. It’s simply a magnifying glass shaped into a spoon-like apparatus. You can hover it above your grub, pick out any tiny things you spot that you think shouldn’t be there, and then take a sip. We don’t know how much it costs, but apparently you can contact the shop and have one made.

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TravelMate: All the Cutlery You Need In a Neat Package

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Eating takeout using the flimsy plastic spoon and fork that most restaurants hand out sucks, especially if they break or show signs of bending the moment you scoop or try to slice up some grub. Cutlery sets are on-the-go dining are readily available, and one particularly eye-catching and practice option is the TravelMate.

It comes with a detachable fork and a 4.87-inch blade knife with a Paperstone handle. The fork is a multi-tool in itself as well, since it’s also a bottle opener, can opener, flathead screwdriver, and grill scraper. Cut meat, slice veggies, spread butter, turn stuff over on the grill–it seems like there’s little the TravelMate can’t do.

It’s priced at ~$50.

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Case Hobo is the Swiss Army Knife for On-the-Go Diners

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You can eat most take-out food with nothing but your hands and maybe some tissue, but there are some that can only be enjoyed with utensils (spaghetti, for one). Nothing is more infuriating than getting ready to chow down, only to realize that they forgot to include plastic utensils with your food.

Cue the Case Hobo, which is like a Swiss Army knife for people who eat on the go a lot, since it folds out to reveal a spoon, a fork, and a knife. With an amber bone handle and the utensils made from surgical steel, this is as fancy as portable utensils can get. Obviously you won’t be able to use all three at once, but it sure beats having to use your hands.

The Case Hobo is priced at $70.

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Sugar Skull Spoon Adds A Macabre Flair To Your Morning Coffee

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There’s really not much to say here. It’s a sugar spoon, like the ones you use to scoop sugar into your coffee. Only this one has the shape of a skull stamped out of it. Neat-o. It does this cool sugar skull thing when you scoop some out. We’re not sure what setting or occasion would call for something like this (it’s too late for Halloween this year), but we can imagine there are people who’ll get a kick out of it regardless. It’s £8 ($13) for yours, on the more-than-fully-funded Kickstarter.

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Soup Straws Adds Suction As A Way To Enjoy Ramen Noodles

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There is a right and a wrong way to eat certain foods. Ramen noodles are meant to be picked up with chopsticks and slurped. That, fun as it is, doesn’t sit well with many wet-chin-averse Westerners, so Julian Lechner has created Soup Straws. These are hollow chopsticks with a series of holes at the tip to channel that tasty broth all the way up to your mouth, without making a messy detour through your beard. It’s a simple enough idea, but is sadly one that hasn’t been turned into a commercially available product just yet. We’re not sure what’s holding Justin back from Kickstarting this, but with a bit of effort, should be simple enough to do. Or, well, now that the idea is out in the wild and no patent on the design presumably exists, maybe someone else can get on it?

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Hang Around Kitchen Utensils Hang On Your Pots and Pans for Added Convenience

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Cooking is usually loads of fun, but preparation and clean-up can be a total drag. I find that half the stuff I need to wash are plates and trays where I propped various utensils like ladles and spatula on in between stirring and flipping whatever it is I’m cooking. It’s a waste of resources, but it’s either that or put the utensil on the kitchen counter, and that’s an even bigger no-no for me.

If you’re dealing with this first-world problem yourself, then you’ll be pleased to hear about he Hang Around kitchen utensils that might just eliminate this issue once and for all. Each utensil is made from wood and has a small slit by the handle, so you can perch it on the edge of the pan or pot after using it. That way, you can easily grab it when you need it again without dribbling any sauce or other foodstuff onto your counters or onto spare plates.

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A Knife So Pretty You’re Not Going To Want To Use It

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Knives are often utilitarian tools, meant to cleave, slice, skin, filet or chop your food into forms you’ll feel better about shoving down your piehole. But knives can be beautiful too, as demonstrated by the Primitive Knife, by designer Michele Daneluzzo. He drew inspiration from the knives used by early humans, such as flint tools, and is formed from one petal-shaped piece of steel. And it just looks great, in our opinion. The Primitive has no handle, instead relying on a ridge that runs along the top part of the blade to allow holding. It’s available in blast or polished steel, and is stored upright in a stand that comes included. It’s being produced by a company called Del Ben, but navigating that Flash site is so 2005 that it’s giving us headaches. Thus a price can’t be found. By looks alone, we’d say you can’t afford it.

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Panorama Knives Aren’t Exactly Useful, But Do Look Awesome

Remember that time you went to Zurich, and spent your days skiing? No? Nor do we: we’re too broke to go Alpine skiing. But we can bet some of our readers have been and we’d be surprised if they’d have been anything other than smitten with the experience. Why not commemorate it with a set of knives whose serrated edges are the outlines of the Alps? Three panoramas are featured: the Zurich Panorama, the Lake of Constance Panorama, and the Berner Alps Panorama. Granted, these knives are probably better suited on display somewhere in your house, rather than cutting through a block of Emmental, but who are we to tell you what to do? Not to mention we can’t even tell you just how much they’ll set you back, since no price is available. There does appear to be a US distributor however, SwissConnection in Georgia.

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These Aliens Chopsticks are Out of this World!

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I have little doubt that Facehugger from Aliens is one of the scariest, creepiest extraterrestrials that we humans have ever come across. Throw in Big Chap and Chestburster and you’ve got yourself a totally rocking and terrifying alien party. A lot of people I know were sick to their stomachs after watching scenes from the Alien trilogy that featured these three characters.

But if you happen to be a fan and don’t mind seeing these creatures day in and day out, then you’ll find these Aliens Chopsticks grotesquely fitting to use during your every meal. Grab onto a pair of these Facehuggers and never let go (just as they would do to your face, if they ever got near it.) If you’re brave enough, then go for the Chestbursters instead, though I doubt you’ll be able to keep your food down if you’ve already seen what they can do in Alien.

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