Newsflash: Eating a burger does NOT have to get messy, contrary to what some popular burger joints might have you believe.
If you’ve studiously avoided burgers during first dates because the mess would mess up (geddit, geddit?) your game, then rejoice! There might be a way to enjoy your favourite burger out in public without fear of public judgment.
Japanese game show Honma Dekka?! got three researchers, specialising in fluid mechanics, engineering, and dentistry, to find the best way to eat a burger, said popular Japanese site Kotaku. Check out the research here.
Are you doing it wrong?
Does more food end up on your plate than in your mouth?
Then you’re eating it wrong.
Do you have to eat your burger like this?
Yup, that’s wrong too.
Here’s how you should do it:
Make sure your pinky fingers are supporting the back of the burger, like this:
Take a huge bite, with your pinky fingers still helping to hold the end of the burger together.
Just keep eating that delicious burger.
Aaaand voila! Clean fingers!
Watch the full video here: