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Get a Handle on Dinosaur Chopsticks

Every once in a while I like to order out from my favorite local Chinese restaurant, and I can't help but always get my favorite dinosaur dish: sesame chicken. Admittedly I often eat it with the help of a fork, but I might have to switch to a different kind of utensil. The company 4physics is now s...

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Dinosaur Chopsticks, by 4physics.


Every once in a while I like to order out from my favorite local Chinese restaurant, and I can't help but always get my favorite dinosaur dish: sesame chicken. Admittedly I often eat it with the help of a fork, but I might have to switch to a different kind of utensil. The company 4physics is now selling dinosaur chopsticks, plastic prehistoric critters with extra-long legs that can be squeezed together to pick up food. The eight-piece set comes with an Ankylosaurus, "Brontosaurus," Parasaurolophus, Pteranodon (not a dinosaur), Stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, and Velociraptor, although I have my doubts about the claim that using the chopsticks "makes finger foods more tasty." I know dinosaurs are awesome, but they're not that awesome.

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Brian Switek

Brian Switek is a freelance science writer specializing in evolution, paleontology, and natural history. He writes regularly for National Geographic's Phenomena blog as Laelaps.

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