the last person I saw use a nutcracker was clark griswald in national lampoon’s christmas vacation.
That was 21 years ago. You know why? The nutcracker, as we know it, is hard to use. It requires you to strain your wrists, hurt your hands, and for what? A lousy nut? Bottom line: it’s a failed design. That’s why they sell shelled nuts at the supermarket. But for the nut enthusiast, there’s hope.
Designer Tan Jun Yuan’s nutcracker prototype applies the principle of gravity. You drop a weight down a tube that crushes the nut at the bottom. It has one thing in common with all good design: it’s so deceptively simple you wonder why no one ever thought of it before. Now you can have your nut and eat it too. (We’ll keep you posted when it’s available to consumers.)
designer: tan jun yuan