Military-Industrial Perplex

The Swiss Navy spoon was famous for its lack of options. It rested forlornly beside the rusted submarine in Alpine dry dock as the nation’s strategic stockpiles of soup and tea ran out. Alas for the shrimp, now without bisque or ocean! Alas for the singing tea kettles robbed of their song! But the Swiss Navy spoon was used to extreme conditions. Its handle sported nothing but a toothpick & a dispenser of salt — or as the Secretary of the Navy liked to call it, instant sea. They had an arrangement with Nestlé to manufacture seven million more.

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