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Trivia Question: The cardinal Richelieu is credited with inventing what dining utensil?

Answer: The butter knife

Richelieu was an influential French statesman known for his rivalry/cooperation with King Louis XIII. According to legend, Richelieu was so tired of his dinner guests picking their teeth with steak knives that he ordered all of his cutlery to be blunted and to have their edges rounded. This style caught on, and the butter knife was born.

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