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Relatable video of boy struggling to eat with chopsticks has gone viral on TikTok

  • A video showcasing a young boy’s frustrations over having to use chopsticks has gone viral.
  • The clip depicts a little boy dual-wielding a pair of chopsticks and bursting into tears upon tearing apart a piece of sushi with them.
  • The comments section of the video was flooded with users sympathizing with the boy’s struggles.
  • Since being posted in April of 2021, the clip has accumulated 12.5 million views, almost 600,000 likes and has been shared over 66,000 times.

A video showcasing a young boy’s frustrations over having to use chopsticks has gone viral.

Shared by the user @sarahultmann on TikTok, the clip depicts a little boy dual-wielding a pair of chopsticks and bursting into tears upon accidentally tearing apart a piece of sushi with the very eating utensils meant to help him eat it.  

TikTok video of diner’s ‘professional’ chopstick technique for eating ramen leaves viewers puzzled

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  • A man identified as Jahn Kov has gone viral on social media for treating his chopsticks like knitting needles while eating ramen.
  • TikTok user Irina Kovtunovich first posted about Kov on April 2, and popular Instagram meme page Memes by Joe reposted the viral video on Wednesday.
  • In the video, Kov can be seen holding one chopstick in each hand as if they were knitting needles before twirling his ramen noodles into a ball and consuming them in one bite.
  • Kov’s unique way of eating ramen has garnered several differing comments on Instagram and TikTok, from “I wonder if this will help me with all the splashes when I have Pho??” to “This is a lot of work, I just lost my appetite lolll.”

A man has gone viral on social media for the way he uses chopsticks to eat ramen.

TikTok user Irina Kovtunovich first posted about the man, identified as Jahn Kov, on April 2. In her video, which has accumulated more than 10.2 million views and 1.2 million likes, Kov can be seen holding one chopstick in each hand as if they were knitting needles before twirling his ramen noodles into a ball and consuming them in one bite. The video’s text overlay reads, “Y’all look at this professional ramen eater.”

New light-up LED chopsticks designed for gamers makes snacking an OP experience

  • A recent LED chopstick design was created to assist gamers by offering a more enjoyable gaming and eating experience, keeping fingers and keyboards oil-free for snacking.
  • The light’s color can switch between nine colors: red, blue, yellow, green, white, purple, orange, pink and mint. Both chopsticks feature their own color settings, allowing for multiple color combinations.
  • For convenient clean up, the LED unit on the handle is easily detached for safely washing the resin chopstick like a typical utensil.

A Japanese company has created chopsticks with illuminating, color-changing LED lights to enhance the gaming experience by making snacking less disruptive and more enjoyable. 

Companies are expanding the meaning of multifunctional when it comes to chopsticks, redesigning the classic utensil for specific intentions such as the electric chopsticks made to stimulate umami and Louis Vuitton-branded chopsticks for fashion. 

Electric chopsticks from Japan can enhance saltiness and umami flavor in food

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  • Japanese researchers have created electric chopsticks that can artificially stimulate the taste of salt on food, tricking the user’s tongue.
  • The device works by applying an electric current to the food to enhance its saltiness and umami flavor.
  • The researchers touted the possible health benefits of the technology as it allows people to enjoy low-salt dishes while still experiencing the taste of higher sodium content.
  • According to the World Health Organization (WHO), lowering salt intake may help reduce blood pressure and the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and heart attack.

Japanese food company Kirin has teamed up with researchers from Meiji University and Yoshinori Miyashita Laboratory of the Department of Advanced Media Science to develop electric chopsticks that can artificially stimulate the taste of salt in food.

The device, which works by sending a mild electric current directly into the food, enables users to taste saltiness in dishes that are low in sodium. 

‘These retail for only $1,640’: TikTok video of Louis Vuitton chopsticks goes viral

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  • A TikTok video showcasing Louis Vuitton’s set of chopsticks that costs $1,640 USD recently went viral on social media.
  • TikTok user @thejeffreyhuang shared his purchase of the four gold-colored chopsticks set, which comes in a Monogram canvas case, on March 18. The video has since garnered over 4 million views, as of this writing.
  • “These retail for only $1,640,” Huang said. “What a steal. I love that there's monogram all over it. I heard that these enhance the flavor of your food.”
  • While many viewers were amused, many were taken aback by the price and by Huang’s description of the product being “only” $1,640.

A TikTok video showcasing a Louis Vuitton chopsticks set that cost $1,640 USD recently went viral on social media. 

TikTok user @thejeffreyhuang shared his purchase of the fashion company’s chopstick set wrapped in a Monogram canvas case. His video featured a Louis Vuitton employee unwrapping the classic brown L.V. pouch, revealing four gold-colored chopsticks. 

Taiwanese YouTuber and Politician Breaks 53 Chopsticks With His Butt After Losing Voting Bet

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Taipei City councilor Chiu Wei-chieh kept his end of a bargain to break 53 chopsticks using his butt after losing a bet for the city’s mayoral recall.

Chiu, who is also a former YouTuber and the founder of the “Can’t Stop This Party” political group, announced on Facebook on Monday that he would keep his promise after losing the bet, according to Taiwan News.

Student Blasted on Twitter For Racist Instagram Caption, Culturally Insensitive Dress

A graduating high school student from Dallas is being called out on social media for cultural appropriation after wearing what was apparently supposed to be an Asian-themed dress and then posting images of the outfit on Instagram using a racial slur in her caption.  

Instagram user x.armoni sparked controversy after showcasing a sparkly long dress and chopstick-style hairdo in an image with the caption: “They asked for lingling so I gave it to them.”