Interfax news agency published, an American company presented a plate that may question a person who eats from the plate. At that, the talking plate asks questions that can not be answered with one word. For example: “What was the most unforgettable punishment of your life?”
The invention is designed for stimulation of a conversation at large dinners. The plate has been invented by the Caleydacolor company from Nashville (the state of Tennessee).
The problem of communication seems to be vitally important not for the Americans only. A Swiss designer worked out a table that constantly transfers people sitting at it so that companions opposite the table could change. The invention is also designed for large dinner parties. To transfer people a special chain and an electric engine are used. Every person at the table is transferred together with his place setting. Engineer from Lugano Paolo Reis offered the invention to the British Royal family for the Queen to devote attention to every person at large dinner parties. No response to the offer has been received so far.