January 22, 1874

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1874 a patent was issued to Samuel W. Francis for the spork. On this day in 2023, Chim-Chim the Smoking Chimpanzee and his fellow Sporkist, Joel Byers, petitioned Congress to name January 22 as National Spork Day. It was denied by all the Spoon and Fork Separatists who believed that when God made the Spoon and Fork, it was with the intention that they always be separate, but equal. Sporkist across the United States declared that their fight would continue and that Saint Samuel Francis would eventually get the recognition due him and his grand invention. ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY SPORK!

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.

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