Someone Finally Figured Out Why You Break Off The Ends Of Wooden Chopsticks

by Eitan Levine
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Well, my world is officially shattered.

Whenever you get chopsticks at an Asian restaurant, you always ask yourself two things:

  1. Will this make me look like an authentic Samurai?
  2. What's the deal with this nubby part on the top?

The second question makes you feel stressed in the same way you feel stressed by the inevitable pile of spare parts you always have after you build IKEA furniture.

The chopsticks function fine without you touching the nub, so what's the effing deal?!?!

Why would the chopstick people deliberately place that thing there?!?!

Well, ready to have your mind blown?


Twitter is losing its goddamn sh*t over this game-changing development.

Welcome to the first day of the rest of your life.

Citations: Woman discovers why wooden chopsticks have that bit you break off at the end and it blows her mind (Metro)