Edmonton Journal, a daily newspaper serving Edmonton, Alberta, in Canada, shared a picture of a chopping board – on its Twitter account, which has 170,000 followers.
It depicts someone using the board’s small hole in order to funnel chopped up veg into a small bowl.
Yet this particular “hack” was met with scepticism by Twitter users.
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Many ridiculed the trick, saying it would make the whole food preparation process take longer.
How is all of that supposed to fit into such a tiny hole? 😏
— 𝚂𝚞𝚙𝚎𝚛 𝙽𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚂𝚗𝚘𝚠 (@SnowWhite_Lines) March 27, 2019
If I wanted to take a year to get my diced tomatoes into the bowl I wouldn’t use a cutting board handle to do it.
— James Cole (@AoVxJames) March 26, 2019
The idea behind YouTube lifehacks is to provide unusual (sometimes helpful) usage patterns for things.
By no means is this the correct or intended usage (most of the time).
Here the amount of work needed to get things through the handle is bigger than just avoiding spillage.
— Holger Kipp (@mr_wartung) March 27, 2019
Others stressed the hole was just a handle – and not a funnel.
The hole is for carrying the board
— Shahooda 🇯🇴 (@Shazza03359764) March 27, 2019
havery smart! I think it’s originally a handle though. If it were intended for this purpose, you’d think the hole would be wider… it seems like anything that wasn’t chopped to a fine dice would get stuck.
— Julie Van Rosendaal (@dinnerwithjulie) March 26, 2019
You silly sausage. It’s just a handle. You think something that would take 10 times as long to accomplish has been designed in on purpose?
— Jeff Horne (@JellyJeff) March 26, 2019
Seriously? It’s just a handle!
— Dawn Klein (@dawnk777) March 26, 2019
Dear Edmonton Journal,
That’s not a hole. It’s a handle.
Plus I couldn’t handle the stress of chopping microscopic veggies to fit thru it.
— 🌊Christine Resists🕊💐 (@christineyhsd) March 26, 2019
One person even dug up the patent for the chopping board design, in their zeal to dismiss the hack.
the patent clearly states it’s a handle guys pic.twitter.com/9X0F4d2irq
— queer xx platypus ☆ eric‽ (@QueerPlatypus7) March 26, 2019
However, it seemed a select few were on board (excuse the pun) with this trick, while others conceded it may work – but only with “finely-diced” food.
Wait , you mean people didn’t know this? I do this all the time .
— patricia kuneff (@trishku) March 27, 2019
This tweet is about to change my life
— Jennifer O’Brien (@JeninLdnont) March 26, 2019
Only for fine dice imho
— Portia Clark (@portiaclarkcbc) March 26, 2019