Unitasker Wednesday: Zing! Catapult Spoon

When the first kid put a spit soaked piece of paper in a straw, a formidable school yard battle was born. In retaliation, kids used the spoon as a make-shift catapult for years. The normal spoon was lacking in power. That lack of power was a problem … until now. Enter the Zing! Catapult Spoon. The Zing! is a spring action spoon that can really fling food like a catapult should. 

I’m not sure why a parent wouldn’t indulge their children with an item like this?! Is there a downside to such a fun product? Now just sit back and watch the vegetables fly across the room as you enjoy the laughter of the little ones! Your kids will thank you while pelting you with their peas and carrots. You will probably be able to spend some more time with them when they are sent home from school for starting an epic food fight during lunch. This product’s positives far outweigh the negatives, for sure.

Thanks to reader Christine for bringing this unitasker to our attention.

**Each week, the Unitasker Wednesday column humorously pokes fun at the unnecessary, single-use items that manage to find their way into our homes.

19 Comments for “Unitasker Wednesday: Zing! Catapult Spoon”

  1. posted by Michael on

    Sorry, but this is *not* a unitasker. Sure, kids can use it for dinnertime warfare, but it has many other uses: it helps dieters keep on track by making it impossible to scoop ice cream, in prisons it is safer than a standard spoon (no stabbings)…

  2. posted by Alex on

    I feel like I can get a better mechanical advantage from the natural springiness of my wrist. If anything, this spoon would make the range much smaller.

  3. posted by Tabitha (From Single to Married) on

    too funny. It makes you wonder where people get these ideas!!

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    posted by Erin Doland on

    @Michael — HILARIOUS!!

  5. posted by Sue on

    Imagine the fun you can have shooting all those detested peas and lima beans into a child’s mouth! Could be good way to administer pills from a safe distance from your cat’s claws.

  6. posted by Tiffany on

    Someone wanders in, misses the sarcasm completely, and demands to know what’s so uncluttered about poor mothers and fathers having to sweep up after their precious little darlings in 5…4…3…

  7. posted by Rue on

    This is quite possibly the best unitasker EVER. It makes me want to buy one to fling things at my husband. :)

  8. posted by Nimic @ The Green Routine on

    I’m going to have to go with the consensus that this is NOT a unitasker. Without using my imagination, it’s a combination catapult and spoon – Alton Brown would be proud.

  9. posted by DJ on

    I agree… it could be used for many purposes. Look, Dick… see Jane use the Zing! Catapult Spoon. Oh, look, look. See Spot chase the food across the house.

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    posted by Erin Doland on

    @Nimic — I wonder if it could actually be used as a spoon … wouldn’t the weight of the food cause the spring to bend and just drop the food onto the plate/floor? Now I really want to buy one just to see … :)

  11. posted by Jim on

    “it has many other uses: it helps dieters keep on track by making it impossible to scoop ice cream, in prisons it is safer than a standard spoon (no stabbings)…”

    AND you can even use it to bring food from a bowl to your mouth!

  12. posted by 14K on

    FOOD FIGHT !!!!!!

  13. posted by Tania on

    **checks date to make sure it’s not April Fool’s Day…**

  14. posted by Tania on

    I got the joke. I meant that this item is particularly ridiculous even for Unitasker Wednesday and I really can’t believe a product like this seriously exists….

  15. posted by Maggie on

    I don’t like the spoon because it does have a limited range. I did a search for other Fred items. Pretty fun stuff, especially the Holy Toast stamp and the pick your nose paper cups. This Fred person has a sense of humor.

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    posted by Erin Doland on

    @Tania — Agreed.

  17. posted by Peter James on

    Now, why didn’t my grade school teachers have the same attitude? :)

  18. posted by kelly on

    That would be a great gift for the children of parents you dislike.

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