Ever wondered what the random "big bit" at the end of chopsticks is for?

Turns out it has a special purpose - and it's blowing people's minds on social media.

Twitter user Trash Panda made the groundbreaking revelation, sharing a picture of her snapping the chunky bit off the end of the disposable sticks and using it as a nifty stand.


The clever trick ensures your eating tools don't pick up nasty germs which could be lurking on the table.

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Fellow Twitter users expressed their appreciation of Trash Panda's ingenious idea.

M McKenzie-Murray tweeted: "I had no idea" while Thanos the Almighty wrote: "This is the same feeling I got when I discovered the noodle boxes fold out into bowls."

Thomas posted: "I never knew ... and I'm Asian" and Beau Murrah commented: "I feel like such a philistine in this moment".


Though Trepanning For Gold cast a dark cloud on the radical news, expressing concern for the impact of the tools on the environment.

He wrote: "Tbh, we should be advocating re-usable chopsticks? One billion of those things go into landfill every year."

Lalo Martins was also sceptical, tweeting: "This is being bandied about as 'the right way nobody knew'. It's not. Just a clever hack possible on SOME sticks."

And this guy was completely unsold on the whole idea.


- news.com.a