A cookie-loving physicist has created what seems to be the world's first Oreo separator.
The artist and inventor from Oregon was commissioned by the cookie brand to make the machine as part of its "Cookies vs. Creme" campaign.
He calls it the "OSM" and made it in his garage out of scrap aluminum, wood, a hatchet and floss. It took about two weeks to build.
Here's how it works: After the hatchet blade is lowered to split the Oreo, a pair of mechanical arms collect the cookie halves, then send them to a router table where the creme is removed.
Three other inventors were commissioned by Oreo to come up with concepts. The next one is being unveiled this week.