Twitter can be a scary place full of bad news and negativity, but that’s not all it’s for. In fact, it’s perfect for finding out the weirdest things about people around the world.
The latest example of this comes from video producer Simone de Rochefort, who asked the simple question to Twitter: What are your weird eating habits?
What are your weird eating habits? I like to have my hair up, clean my fingers after every bite if I’m eating Cheetos or w/e, and DISLIKE EATING IN THE DARK— Simone de Rochefort (@doomquasar) 24 April 2019
As you can probably imagine, the replies came thick and fast. Eating is a hugely personal thing – we all have to do it, and we all have our personal quirks without which we can’t get through a meal.
A lot of the answers were unique, funny and just a bit strange. In fact some of the ‘weird’ things people like to do turned out to be not actually that odd at all – apparently. there’s a whole lot of people who need clean fingers between each bite of food or have to eat things on their plate in a certain order.
Here’s what we learned from the replies to de Rochefort’s thread…
There’s a lot of peculiar chip-based habits…
None of my foods can touch another food and I never switch between foods when I eat, so I eat each food together, then move to the next. When I say no food can touch, if I’m eating French fries and one touches the ketchup on my plate, I won’t eat it. I eat like a 5 year old. Lol.— Kim Huck (@acejordan23) 24 April 2019
French fries must be reorganized to lie parallel to each other— t e whalen (@tewhalen) 24 April 2019
French fries are an important part of any meal so they must be treated with proper respect.
i have to eat ALL of my fries before i move on to the rest of my meal.. my sister is exactly the same and we don’t know why.— becka ✨ (@taurasscheeks) 24 April 2019
Plus, no one wants cold chips do they?
Some are logistical…
Bowls for everything, even stuff that doesn’t work on bowls— Waalkr🌻 (@_waalkr) 24 April 2019
We all have that one friend who can only eat with a spoon and nothing else – these replies are very much in the same vein.
Hair up is an absolute requirement. I’ve resorted to using rubber bands in the rare instance I don’t have a hair tie— Vron 🌻 (@anuanew) 24 April 2019
Some are actually quite dark…
When I’m at home alone (which is often) I cut up my food very small so I don’t accidentally choke and my dog is forced to eat my face to survive.— Ryan "The Treat Haver" Meier (@ace_phd) 24 April 2019
Also solidarity on the never eating in the dark and having clean fingers while eating https://t.co/LZOBCuMFKu
You can’t fault this guy for forward-thinking, but wow things got sinister quickly…
There are actually some really practical solutions to Cheeto-dust fingers…
this is why i use chopsticks 4 cheetos— Patrick Gill (@Pizza_Suplex) 24 April 2019
Cheetos or similar crisps are delicious, but few things are more annoying than orange fingers coated with cheese dust. The Internet has now solved all Cheeto-based problems with some simple solutions.
@emoswaggy has designated tongs that he eats doritos with— alex (@verytargaryen) 24 April 2019
Some people have food hang-ups they just can’t shake…
I have to have equal sized bites on each side of my mouth, alternately. I feel unbalanced if I don’t— Meowth Dragonair (@Mugsyface) 24 April 2019
If I'm eating a batch of chicken wings, I clean my hands (with a napkin or wet towel or whatever) after every wing, usually. I just hate how greasy it feels— Anthony Nash (@_anthonynash) 24 April 2019
top 3, mostly texture nonsense:— the affectionate seal (@thatqueerbird) 24 April 2019
1. can only eat half a banana
2. flavor profiles CANNOT mix. I can't go from savory to sweet and then back. that's a crime
3. I prefer underripe watermelon because if it's mealy my mouth will go to hell
Sadly I can’t eat and watch things at the same time, I have to pause whatever it is while I eat— a n n a (@an_hundred) 24 April 2019
It turns out some weird habits aren’t as unique as you might have thought…
I prefer to eat standing up, I got in trouble at school because I would not sit down during lunch.— Jonathan Li (@MintJaan) 24 April 2019
People who eat standing up are definitely always on the brink of doing a runner.
i usually eat lunch standing up? i...have no idea why I do this either. and ONLY for lunch— emily kardamis 🦔 (@corruptedgem) 24 April 2019
And there are the habits which we have no words for…
I mush up small pieces of cheese between my fingers, cheese just tastes better when it's warm and smushed up— Demetria Spinrad (@dspins) 24 April 2019
I cut burritos in half and scoop all the insides out with a fork before I eat the wrap on its own and I also eat cake first and frosting last even if it is a cupcake and I am HOLDING it— Sophie Kaner (@sophiekaner) 24 April 2019
I like to let toast go stone cold before buttering and eating it.— Cal Skuthorpe (@buzz_clik) 24 April 2019
I can't eat cereal with milk. I have a bowl on dry cereal and a glass of milk, and I take a swig right after a bite. As a kid I would have to finish everything that was given and I can't stand soggy stuff (ie bread pudding, etc) and my cereal would always end up mushy.— Grumblebee (@grumbly_bee) 24 April 2019
I order Chinese, and put it directly into the fridge without touching it, so I can wait and eat it cold standing in the kitchen. Also, I keep salad leaves whole and dip them into dressing like French fries— cloudy, too. (@hwibones) 24 April 2019