Mormonism often points with pride to popular inventions by Latter-day Saints, including the television, traffic lights, stereophonic and digital sound.
Somehow, though, William Sheffield's creation rarely makes the list: the banana slicer.
Too bad, too, because Sheffield sees even more connection between his faith and his invention.
The idea for the yellow, plastic device "was not the direct result of fruit-cutting frustration," writes Tyler Lopez in a Slate slice-of-life profile of the inventor, "but rather a vision from God."
After converting to the LDS Church in 1985, Sheffield quit his job as a judge with the California Superior Court and moved to Hong Kong, where he become the Utah-based faith's general counsel in Asia.