Utensil strength

The Japanese apparently care about this very much:

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.)


  1. Chuck Pergiel »

    25 October 2017 · 3:24 pm

    Near Field Communications!?!? Sounds like something out of sci-fi physics. And it requires a smart phone? Okay, so you put your smart phone across the room and you can annoy people near and far. Or maybe the non-Japs should just suck it up and learn to slurp noodles like god intended. I mean, how much work did they put into developing their technique for eating noodles without slurping? Lord god protect me from idiots.

  2. Roger O Green »

    26 October 2017 · 1:55 pm

    I HOPE they’re not all using the same fork!

  3. CGHill »

    27 October 2017 · 2:29 pm

    Unless, of course, it’s self-cleaning between slurps, which I tend to doubt,

  4. CGHill »

    29 October 2017 · 6:35 pm

    Jimmy Fallon:

    A Japanese company created a $150 noise-canceling ramen fork to cover up slurping noises. If you’ve got $150 to spend on a fork, why are you eating ramen?

    Got me there.

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