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Crunch Preserver

http://www.google.com/patents/about?id=kxAeAAAAEBAJ

Future civilizations will remember us for one thing: We finally found a way to keep the cereal from getting soggy.

This “crispy cereal serving piece and method,” patented by Alton Davis in 1991, connects two bowls with a chute. “A measured, quickly consumable portion of the cereal can then be urged with a spoon or other eating utensil from the upper bowl down the chute and into the milk, from where it can be consumed before it absorbs sufficient quantities of milk to become soggy.”

Take that, Phoenicians!