Bluey wrote:*evil laugh* Beware my 9/42 spoon, 33/42 fork hybrid...
You may have stumbled onto something significant here.
Stainless Steel cooking utensils are often engraved with a number, purporting to be the ratio of various elements which make the steel "stainless".
For example 18/8 stainless contains about 18% Chromium and 8% Nickel.
But what if this is all a plot to disguise the actual meaning of the numbering system - the Sporkiness Value.
I posit that the utensils - almost always measuring cups and spoons - are possessed of dangerous fork elements, and the numbering is to let professional chefs know how much risk they fact. These camoflauged sporks could be triggered into murderous frenzies at some yet-to-be-discovered stimulus (blatent failure to employ Kosher salt? Inability to flip an omlette? Anything involving Hamburger Helper?).
So I urge everyone to look closely at your higher quality cookware - if it has these coded numbers, prepare to defend yourself and your family against the murderous rampage of an unchecked spork. I suggest purchasing an assault garbage disposal.