posted on Mar, 13 2005 @ 09:29 PM
Man swallows spoon, passes “Spork”, sues McDonalds
By: Dave Dankers
Location: Chi hua, Arkansas
Jimmy-Ray, and Arkansas man,claims in his suit against McDonalds, that they stole the acclaimed invention of the spork. The spork is a combination
spoon and fork used by the fast food industry, in which Jimmy-Ray is now claiming was originally his invention.
Saturday, January 5th, is the day he said it happened. He was eating his breakfast cereal when he accidentally swallowed his stainless steel spoon.
The next day, Jimmy-Ray says, the spoon was notched on the cupped end, which gave him the idea for the “froon”.
“I remember clear as day, I went to my garage right after it happened and set down with several spoons and made the ‘froon’.” McDonalds,
refuses to comment on the issue of where it got the spork, but promises that Jimmy-Ray’s claims are invalid.
When asked about filing for a patent application, Mr. Ray said he was no longer available for comment; the court date is set for next Monday.
[edit on 13-3-2005 by MrJingles]