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Old 03-07-2019, 09:08 PM
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So I was hunting a permission today. A 5-acre woods on the intercoastal. I wasn't expecting to find much. The area has only ever been woods as far as I know. But, to my surprise, I did find a few things. A 1918 wheat penny, two shotgun shell primer cases, and a long bent sugar spoon.

This got me to thinking, why are spoons such common finds? So far I have found 4 spoons.... I have never found a fork. Nor a butter knife. I could use a nice pair of tongs. What's with the spoons? Your thoughts on the spoon conspiracy would be appreciated.
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Old 03-07-2019, 09:19 PM
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Three possible possible reasons in my mind..more foods can be eaten with a spoon than a fork..its versatile...kids can use a spoon easier than a fork..and a spoon makes a better digging tool for a little boy who smuggles one out of the house..
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Old 03-07-2019, 09:23 PM
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Three possible possible reasons in my mind..more foods can be eaten with a spoon than a fork..its versatile...kids can use a spoon easier than a fork..and a spoon makes a better digging tool for a little boy who smuggles one out of the house..
Yes. Kids bring them out to dig in the dirt.....

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Old 03-07-2019, 10:13 PM
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So far I have found 4 spoons.... I have never found a fork. Nor a butter knife. I could use a nice pair of tongs. What's with the spoons? Your thoughts on the spoon conspiracy would be appreciated.
A few weeks ago I was hunting in the woods near a creek. I found a spoon, and then my next target a few feet away was a fork. I laughed to myself that all I needed was a knife. My next target a few more feet away was a butter knife. None of them matched.

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Old 03-07-2019, 10:15 PM
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I always assume that if a kid is going to take something to the beach, woods, park they would want a spoon to dig with.

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Old 03-07-2019, 10:28 PM
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Another possibility, would be, that at a picnic either large or small, more spoons would have been there used for serving purposes

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Old 03-07-2019, 10:49 PM
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Yeah, I wonder why I find so many too.

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Old 03-07-2019, 11:02 PM
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I bet mudpuppy has an answer..

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I don't have a theory on why spoons are more plentiful.......but I sure do agree with you that they are.

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Old 03-08-2019, 04:36 AM
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Most things you usually eat with a fork can be eaten with a spoon. And.... if you're a kid wanting to dig in the dirt, you'd never choose a fork!

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Old 03-08-2019, 05:54 AM
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I have found 1 fork and lots of spoons.

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Well if you are a kid spoons are like tiny shovels.
Kids like to dig holes!

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It was the needle and the spoon
And a trip to the moon

You can't shoot smack with a fork. You can huff black tar heroin with a pair of knives. I bet a good portion of urban area spoons are from drug use.
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I find spoons all the time on the beach...its so common that I think every hunt nearly yields one. Most of the time I think its kids that use them but people have to bring them down in the first place so I would think its more common in picnics and stuff like that.

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Originally Posted by CTCurt View post
Yes. Kids bring them out to dig in the dirt.....
Yep, agree. When I got my first detector, the first place I tried was the old house I grew up in. Found a couple stainless spoons in the back yard, which brought back vague memories of digging holes with them when I was a kid (in addition to smashing carrots from the garden with old railroad ties...). First silver half dollar I found had a spoon buried with it; had to have been a kid burying it... I have a feeling a lot of the cool stuff like "pocket spills" we find can be the result of kids burying stuff.....

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