To twirl or not to twirl?
That is the question one hungry spaghetti eater has apparently answered — with scissors, of all things.
Footage of the unidentified internet star efficiently chowing down on a plate of spaghetti bolognese has gone viral, igniting heated debate over the proper way to consume the popular dish.
The technique first gained attention when comedy writer and author James Felton shared a video on Twitter showing the man lifting mounds of pasta onto his fork before snipping off the dangling pieces, creating easy-to-eat bites out of the typically messy dish.
“12,000 years of civilisation and humanity has only just invented the spaghetti bolognese scissors,” Felton captioned the video, which has been viewed over 8.5 million times.
12,000 years of civilisation and humanity has only just invented the spaghetti bolognese scissorshttps://t.co/QNQsswQ944
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) February 21, 2020
“Honest to god it’s like the dawn of a new f****** era,” he later added.
Many Twitter users seemed to be in agreement with Felton, applauding the man’s simple yet brilliant solution to a timeless issue — including notorious Twitter pals Yashar Ali and Chrissy Teigen.
"It’s the speed with which he eats that’s rendered me speechless," wrote another impressed user.
Others, however, criticized the man’s eating style, proposing a myriad of ways to go about eating pasta with ease that don’t involve scissors.
“Among other things, why doesn’t he just snap the spaghetti before he puts it in the pan?” wrote one user.
“Just twizzle the fork round goddamit it’s not hard,” chimed another.
“Just eat penne. Penne exists,” suggested a third.
Just eat penne. Penne exists. https://t.co/Zcm6Kyi1sB
— casey briggs (@CaseyBriggs) February 22, 2020
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