Mystery of the tea spoon in washing up bowl

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Offline Lynda

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Mystery of the tea spoon in washing up bowl
« on: 11/10/2007 19:50:01 »
Is there a real scientific explanation as to why, when you tip out used water from a washing up bowl after doing your washing up there is always a teaspoon at the bottom?   It never seems to be a knife or fork - always a teaspoon - whether you probably have used one or not!

I have been puzzling over this for some time!

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« Reply #1 on: 11/10/2007 19:58:17 »
Yes, its so the teaspoon can hide untill you turn on the cold tap. The spoon then dives into the stream of fast moving water in order to divert it up and out of the bowl straight onto the person doing the washing up.
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« Reply #2 on: 12/10/2007 04:23:50 »
Besides being spiteful, it came from a dysfunctional broken family and is just acting out.
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« Reply #3 on: 12/10/2007 04:26:41 »
lol... didn't paul ask this once?

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« Reply #4 on: 12/10/2007 05:50:02 »
Yes I believe he did!

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« Reply #5 on: 12/10/2007 11:42:08 »
Can this be pattented as a new (and cheap) way to produce teaspoons ?  Imagine receiving 0.01 on royalties for every spoon found in this way !
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