Apparently, we've been using chopsticks (the wooden, disposable kind) all wrong. Nope, we're not talking about how we use it to grab noodles, sushi, or rice (which can be quite a challenge). We're talking about that little nub on one of its ends, which had a lot of us asking: "Why the hell is it there?"
Apparently, its existence is more than just for aesthetics, as this enlightening tweet shows:
Mind = blown.
So yeah, before you break it apart, snap the nub off first. It functions as a chopsticks cradle (the table's surface can be really dirty, you know). It's basically the disposable version of the metal ones we often see being used in expensive Asian restaurants.
Twitterverse is now going crazy because of this "discovery":
And just like that, another one of man's greatest mysteries has been solved.