We've got a new partnership with Foodbeast , which will be regularly sharing breaking food news, trendsetting recipes, and more with us. Today, Elie Ayrouth tests an unusual way to eat a burger , which scientists deem the most perfect.
Before today, I never knew I had a problem eating burgers.
I thought it was completely normal for a burger's contents to spill out of the buns by the second bite. Apparently there is an ideal way to hold a hamburger. In fact, researchers spent four months in a lab getting to the bottom of the first world's most extravagant problem.
According to gaming blog Kotaku , Japanese television show Honma Dekka!?  brought on three researchers, "experts in fluid mechanics, engineering, and dentistry" to "try to figure out the best way to hold and eat a large hamburger." The research is humorously thorough .
The resulting data shows that the typical way of holding a burger often found the user inadvertently squeezing the contents out of the buns. Following multiple trials, researchers concluded that there is one superior way of avoiding spillage:
Thumbs and pinkies on the bottom:
Middle three fingers on the top:
With uniformly spread fingers applying just enough pressure on the burger, the contents won't slip out as they normally would. The result?
You are now eating a burger the way science has deemed is the most efficient, perfect way possible. Thank you so much science!