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, according to science, 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, a Japanese television show Honma Dekka!? brought on three researchers, "experts in fluid mechanics, engineering, and dentistry--try to figure out the best way to hold and eat a large hamburger."
The research was humorously thorough, apparently featuring a 3D scan of a hamburger that studied how the particles interacted together while holding a large hamburger:
The resulting data showed that the typical way of holding a burger often found the user inadvertently squeezing the contents out of the buns. Following multiple trials, it was concluded that there was one superior way of avoiding spillage:
Thumbs and pinkies on the bottom:
Middle three fingers on the top:
With the uniformly spread fingers applying just enough pressure on the burger, the contents won't slip out as they normally would. The result?