'What the fork?': Researchers solve hospital tearoom conundrum

Their study delved into the mystery of ever-disappearing cutlery, and came up with an extra fork

For those puzzled by the disappearance of forks in any shared staffroom, a study by researchers at a large Brisbane hospital may offer some insights — along with a Christmas miracle. 

Mix of cutlery

However, their results, published in the Medical Journal of Australia, reveal teaspoons and not forks have the highest rate of utensil dispersal, in findings at odds with the authors' hypothesis.

“Teaspoon migration appears to be a more substantial problem than fork disappearance,” reveals the multipronged study