Dining with Wedges

Wedges are good for more than splitting wood. They separate, or split, all sorts of things. Like food!

Think about what happens when you stick a fork into broccoli. You use effort to push the fork into the broccoli. Each tine on the fork directs the force outward. This splits the food and lets the fork go deeper.

Now try cutting a piece with another wedgea knife. The blade of a knife is a narrow wedge. It lets you slice food easily.

How about ice cream for dessert? Use a spoon. The edge of the spoon is a wedge. It cuts easily through this frozen treat. Yum!