The Ex Factor

Jason English

Featured in this month's Fast Company, "The Ex" is a brilliant combination of knife holder and voodoo doll. Get your own at Shop With Bob & Joyce. Since half of all marriages end in divorce, there's probably a huge market for revenge-themed cutlery accessories.

That divorce rate gets thrown around a lot. Is it really that bad?

Apparently, no. The divorce rate peaked at 41% in 1980, and has been falling ever since. In 2002, the number was roughly 31%, meaning there's a lot fewer exes than we thought.

Perhaps if the 50/50 stat were true, The Ex wouldn't need to be marked down a hundred dollars, to $69.99.