The simplest ideas are really the ones that make your head spin. The ones that make you go, "Why didn't I think of that?" Here comes the Knork - half knife, half fork. Inventor Mike Miller of Wichita, Kansas, thought of the idea while eating pizza with his buddies. It dawned on him how to solve the problem of eating a pepperoni pie politely: integrate a fork with the functionality of a knife.
The result looks like a traditional fork, but has beveled, rounded edges that work as a knife when using a rocking motion over food.
Some 15 years after Miller came up with the idea, the Knork has gone national, appearing in restaurants and stores across the country - Bed Bath & Beyond carries it. Move over, spork, there's a new kid in town.