New ideas for old problems

The simplest mistake we can all make is to assume that because no-one seems to have solved a problem already that the problem can’t be solved. Well here’s a great example of a new idea solving an old problem.

How do you spread butter from the fridge on fresh bread? You can’t, it’s impossible.

It’s surely one of mankind’s most perplexing problems. Indeed, the problem is as common as sliced bread (forgive the pun).

Well not to a couple of canny Aussies who re-thought that age-old problem and came up with this butter knife. It turns cold butter into creamy strands. Brilliant isn’t it.

The lesson therefore, NEVER assume that just because no-one’s solved an old problem, there isn’t a new idea just waiting to be discovered.