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Food for Thought
Wed June 12, 2013
"Open #&%" sez me!
The fold out spout that doesn't. The pull-ring that pops off so violently it spews the carton's contents all over your hands, the counter and your new pants. Little foil closure tabs so absurdly tiny they'd make Tinkerbell look ham-handed.
We cover them all and more in this week's Food for Thought.
I can't help but wonder: Was that carton designed as a prank? Does its hidden camera You Tube me as I tear at the cardboard with my fingernails?
Well things could be worse. While the can was first invented in 1810 it wasn't until 1858 that the first dedicated can opener was patented. Read all about it here.
Any wrap-rage packaging you'd like to tell us about? Got a clever trick for opening stuff? Please share below.
"Expectation is the mother of all frustration."
– Antonio Banderas