This 2014 Kickstarter project raised AU$ 360,286 (the Canadian and Australian dollars are very close to parity), dwarfing its original AU$ 38,000 goal with 15,251 backers.
The Stupendous Splendiferous ButterUp butter knife has small built in grater holes that cuts the butter into thin curls. This makes the butter easier to spread and because it has a greater surface area it warms on the toast quicker. Principle 1 – Segmentation
The knife has a wider blade than typical knives, making it easier to apply consistent pressure to apply the butter. Principle 35 – Parameter Change
I’m getting verklempt!
This is such a simple idea and got so much attention. What similar problems are there that could benefit from similar thinking?
A little off topic but benefiting from Principle 1 – Segmentation: An old bag of frozen peas defied me yesterday – it had frozen solid. What if frozen peas and corn were sold in segmented bags. Not only would it not freeze into a single block, the segments could be pre-measured for easy portion control.