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Sunday 29th November 2015
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Why are knives longer than forks?


One from my five-year-old daughter: why is a knife longer than a fork?
Justin, Crayford


** Definitive **
Name: Mark, M25
Qualification: None, just common sense!
Answer: The knife and fork start off the same length on the press. But when they put the curves on the fork, that shortens it and therefore the fork appears shorter.