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How to Eat a Burger the Right Way

Discover the Perfect Way to Eat a Burger

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?

No spillage:

You are now eating a burger the way science has deemed is the most efficient, perfect way possible. Thank you so much science!

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