Our recent return to Roundrock allowed me to make my required observations of my spoon experiment. (You can find my first report and some of the background of the experiment in this post.)
My observation: not much has changed in the month since I last looked. If you pressed me, I might say that the spoon has lost some of its gloss. It felt a little rough, and I take that as an indication that something is happening to it; I wouldn’t want to put such a rough spoon in my mouth.
Several of you noted that the spoon is probably intended to degrade after being buried in the ground. That’s probably the case, but this is a scientific experiment, and you can’t begin with conclusions. Should I ever find myself in that self-serve yogurt store again, I’ll try to remember to snatch another spoon so I can begin a subterranean experiment with it as well.
- Look for pussy willows’ fuzzy blooms.