Human ingenuity at its finest or lowest?

Japan is usually the king of crazy inventions, but recently it seems like America has been trying to vie for that title.

A few months ago, McDonald’s U.S. decided to throw logic out the window by inventing a french fry fork, dubbed the FRORK. Comprising a silicone fork with a hole where the prongs should be, the utensil lets consumers insert three french fries to create their very own edible fork.

▼ Revolutionary fork technology

Commercials claim that the FRORK is the perfect tool to wipe up any sauce spilled from burgers, which we have to say is a bit of a stretch. Other than being a novelty item, it’s hard to imagine it has any other use besides edible entertainment and/or forking frustration.

Although the bizarre FRORK was created in America, McDonald’s deems that its design fits well into Japan’s long standing tradition of crazy inventions, and has promised that the FRORK will be available in Japanese McDonald’s stores starting 20 October.

The majority of Japanese netizens were dumbfounded by the idea:

“You can’t use it as a proper fork, and what do you do with it after biting off those three fries? Just eat them normally!”
“It has value if it allows me to eat fries without dirtying my hands.”
“Don’t play with your food.”
“Make the red part edible too.”
“After one or two uses, this fork would probably disappear in my home.”

To be fair though, the FRORK does seem to be a great conversation starter and a fun toy for children. It’s also a great addition to the ever growing list of useless inventions created by humanity.

Source: Livedoor News via Hachima Kiko
Top image: YouTube/IGN News