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March 23, 2008


part of evocutlery chart

If you're reading this, take a bow. For you are descended from a line of ancestors who achieved something seemingly impossible. Consider... every single one of your direct ancestors, all the way back to the beginning of life on Earth several billion years ago, managed to survive long enough to successfully reproduce. It's an astonishing achievement, and the tiny detail that we share that achievement with every single organism on the planet shouldn't make you crow about your particular success any less.

It's evolution and natural selection of course that gave rise to the astonishing diversity of life on earth, processes that are still operating all around us all the time.

Like for instance, while you're eating dinner. And what better way to remind yourself of that fact with every bite, than this set of cutlery by designer Harry White?

Starting with two knifes, two forks and two spoons, White imagined how the utensils would look if they could interbreed and produce offspring. The full 49-piece set includes some truly bizarre flatware hybrids. But nothing odder than what nature itself comes up with.

Posted by Chris Spurgeon at March 23, 2008 04:39 PM