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Watt the fork?

5 ( +9 / -4 )

Seriously? Another slow Monday.

-5 ( +5 / -10 )

I dont believe this for a second.

2 ( +6 / -4 )

I'm reminded of those "weirdest Japanese inventions" books with the eyeglasses with windshield wipers and the shoes with little umbrellas to stop them from getting wet.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

A weak electric current is passed from the tip of the spoon to the food to enhance the taste of the meal, including salty and umami taste.

There's already an obsessive saltiness and umami in the food as it is. Any more and we would not be able to keep it down.

-4 ( +7 / -11 )

Was it too crowded a field to run this on April Fools Day? Absolutely bonkers.

2 ( +6 / -4 )

next spoon will make any piece of meat tase like the most expensive wagyu, you bet

3 ( +4 / -1 )

It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye (or is electrocuted by their spoon).

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

This is one of those things that's going to end up being sold on Temu, and Temu alone.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Did this not win an Ig Noble prize? Old news?

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

It's not as stupid as you think! It was designed for people who are on a low salt diet due to heart or kidney disease!

4 ( +4 / -0 )

I seem to remember an electric fork being developed by another university / start-up collaboration in Tokyo several years ago, based on almost the same lines, only I don't think the sales figures were anywhere near where the inventors had imagined they'd be..... I just hope there are no patenting issues involved, it's probably not worth fighting over.

Now, the electric knife, I certainly wouldn't be without that - this has been a very successful product.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

She looks how I feel most days. It might be useful if you want to (or have to) cut down on salt but still desire a decent salty hit, or you could acclimatize to the taste of using less salt (which isn't bad at all).

3 ( +3 / -0 )

I wouldn't buy one of those if they gave it to me for free.

On the other hand,.........

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Very nice..

I love those freak Japan invents..

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

This is perhaps a very good invention. I'd try it at least. Japan does come up with very unusual inventions that are actually good. Yes, some aren't but even those are cool. If this doesn't work, I wouldn't use it but I'd still save it as a Japanese invention that's kooky and fun.

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I dont believe this for a second.

The evidence of its use is believable, so are the principles involved, just because something has not been tried before that does not make it less likely to succeed when someone finally tries it.

There's already an obsessive saltiness and umami in the food as it is. Any more and we would not be able to keep it down.

Unless you can make it so you don't have to put them in the food for the people to taste it (if they want), no health problems derived from keeping only the flavor up, and also easier for people to cook for people with different tastes, simpler food for everybody and each can decide if they want to use the spoon or not.

What an absolutely foolish ‘invention’.

Because it can improve the eating habits of the people using it? foolish would be not being able to recognize the benefits of something once (if?) it can be used practically. Lots of people with high blood pressure or kidney problems would love to have their food taste saltier without having the associated risk for their health.

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I just hope it's not the current itself that is directly causing the taste difference.

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I just hope it's not the current itself that is directly causing the taste difference.

That is the only real difference with regular spoons, it should be obvious the current itself is what causes the difference in taste. The current is weak enough that the only appreaciable effect is concentrating ions so they are sensed more easily by the taste receptors, what negative aspects do you think it would have?

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