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Nov 15, 2002

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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Politically correct wedding cake knife Nov 15, 2002

I regularly produce patent abstracts in English from German. This is one of them:







Knife for cutting wedding cake, with two handles

NOVELTY – The cake knife is made with two handles because of the superstition that when the cake is cut with a conventional knife, the bridegroom’s hand is placed on top of the bride’s hand, and this is taken to be symbolic of who will have the upper hand in the marriage. With two parallel handles, the bride and groom can grip one handle each and neither will be able to claim the upper hand over the other.

USE – For cutting a wedding cake.

ADVANTAGE – Politically correct.

DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS – The drawing shows the two-handled knife.


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Thierry LOTTE  Identity Verified
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Wacky Patents Nov 29, 2002

If you are lucky enough to find it, try to find the following book :

\" Catalogue d\'objets introuvables \" Editions BALLAND. (in 3 volumes)

It is not compulsory to understand french to be cracked up...

Most of these objects could be patented...

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