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How Chopsticks Were Invented

Created roughly 4000-5000 years ago in China, the earliest versions of something like chopsticks were used for cooking (they’re perfect for reaching into pots full of hot water or oil) and were most likely made from twigs. While it’s difficult to nail down a firm date, it would seem it wasn’t until around 500-400 AD that they began being used as table utensils.


Feature: The Curious History Of Knives, Forks And Spoons

You use them every day. They’re some of the most simple but useful devices in existence. They’re used the world over. But who, exactly, invented knives, forks and spoons?


Biodegradable Cutlery Looks Like The Vegetables You'll Eat WIth It

This cutlery might look good enough to eat — and it almost kinda is, because it’s made from a biodegradable plastic that breaks down over time.


How To Detox After A Day Of Christmas Excess

In a move that surprised no one, you totally overdid it the last couple of days. You had to have thirds on ham. You took down a litre of spiked eggnog. You were feeling festive, but now you feel like crap. Here are five tips to get you back to normal as quickly as possible.


This Restaurant Will Pay You Not To Use Your Phone At Dinner

Sometimes it’s nice to have your smartphone at dinner, staring at the screen the entire time and avoiding the human travails of conversation and eye contact. But this Los Angeles-based eatery has had enough, and is offering discounts for phone surrender.


Scientists Say Eating Placenta Is Good For You

The entire animal kingdom does it, but most humans become squeamish and pull their faces at the very notion. But now, scientists are suggesting that mothers — and perhaps even fathers — would benefit from eating parts of the placenta following child birth. Yum.


Celebrate Valentine's Day With This Heart-Shaped Spork

A picnic in the park is a lovely way to spend Valentine’s Day if you live somewhere warm. And imagine how enamoured your true love will be if you break out this adorable heart-shaped and eco-friendlier Heart Part cutlery.


Restaurant Customer Tossed Out For Angry Tweet

The war of phone wielder against chef rages on: despite today’s pro-phone victory in Washington, Texan comrades have been hit with a setback. Allison Matsu was having a drink. She didn’t like her bartender. She tweeted about it. BOOM: booted.


Fascist Phone-Banishing Restaurant Liberates Customers

Dining Instagrammers of the world, rejoice — the totalitarian owner at DC’s Rogue24 is no longer forcing you to sign a contract before choosing to eat and pay for his food. So pull out that smartphone! Screw talking! Tweet! FILTERS!


Restaurant Forces Customers To Sign No Mobile Phone Contract

A shout of OHHH MY GODDDD ARE YOU SERIOUS? SHE DID? The LED flash of someone Instagramming their entree, followed by look of smug gratification. Some jerk waving his phone around trying to get a mobile signal Foursquare. Not anymore!


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