You've been holding your burgers wrong, according to a scientist

  • 02 May - 08 May, 2020
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Mag Files

Anyone who loves a burger will know just how messy they can be. But, it doesn't have to be that way anymore. A group of researchers who specialise in fluid mechanics, engineering, and dentistry have claimed that in fact, there is a right way and a wrong way to hold and eat a massive burger without it falling to pieces. They demonstrated their elaborate findings after four months of research on the Japanese television show Honmadekka! TV. On the show, they show how a person usually holds a burger, with their thumbs on the bottom bun and the rest of their fingers supporting the top bun. What this does is squeeze all of the fillings out of the sides of the bun. The researchers then tried holding a burger in numerous ways, to see which way resulted in the least amount of spillage. Here's what they concluded: When you pick up your burger, you must make sure that you're not holding it too tight – this is vital. Then, before you take your very first bite, according to the dentist, you should try opening your mouth wide and closing it again to warm up the muscles. And, the best way to hold it is to put your thumbs and pinkie fingers at the bottom, and your other three fingers on top in a claw like position.