While certain cultures may equate the sound of noodles and moisture violently sucked between a pair of lips with, say, nails on a chalkboard or a wet dog farting, in Japan it is as commonplace as politicians shouting through megaphones in the middle of the street.
Which is not a Good Thing, as far as the Japanese are concerned.
Inevitably, there would come to be a de-slurping device:
It’s like those pricey noise-canceling headphones, only, um, yummier.
(Via American Digest.)