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The invention of illuminated fondue forks

Originally published in French in Le Soleil.

(Quebec) The idea for creating easy-to-identify illuminated fondue forks came to Mr. Jean-Pierre Rapin following a fondue dinner during which one of the guests complained about someone else constantly stealing his fork and meat.

“The morning following the dinner,” he told le Soleil in an interview, “I began to design forks that would be easy to identify by color-blind people or those with vision problems, even if the lights were low.”

As such, in order to solve the problem experienced by of one of his guests, he has invented a fondue fork with a see-through acrylic handle that is lit by a small battery-powered LED light.