Scientists have proved that teaspoons appear to have minds of their own. Their study monitored the movements of 70 secretly numbered teaspoons over five months.
80% of the spoons vanished during the period. “At this rate, an estimated 250 teaspoons would need to be purchased annually to maintain a workable population of 70 teaspoons,” said researchers from the Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health in Melbourne.
Taking a tip from the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, they suggested that the teaspoons were quietly migrating to a planet populated by “spoonoid” life. They also offered “resistentialism”, in which inanimate objects like teaspoons have an aversion to humans. On the other hand, they suggested, people might simply be taking them.
Image is Coke Teaspoon by Ju$t Another Rich Kid and Tobias Wong. The spoon is part of the Indulgences series (for the man who has absolutely everything). Indulgences addresses the creation of and demand for the unnecessary, directly commenting on the ever-expanding market of luxury items in our culture.