#912: ButterUp

Today’s invention is a new form of toaster.

This consists of a section of a metal sphere which is heated on the inside and to the outside of which is applied a piece of bread. This is then clamped in place by an external spherical shell which is also heated.


The result is a piece of toast which is a section of a sphere. Buttered on the concave side, if dropped, it will naturally fall on the floor butter side up -like an inverted parachute (its centre of pressure being above its centre of mass).

If it doesn’t have time to right itself in flight, it will land corners-down and these can be snipped off and discarded -without sacrificing all the precious slice.

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