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Staffan
I wouldn't be surprised if East Asians have become good at using chopsticks partly through natural selection. They seem pretty good at playing instruments and writing too.
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ziel Mar 7
Replying to @Paradigmian
Fine motor skills seems to be strength.
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Staffan Mar 7
Replying to @yourlyingeyes
That kid can't have much strength though. I suspect it's more about intelligence.
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ziel Mar 7
Replying to @Paradigmian
Do fine motor skills require much strength?
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Staffan Mar 7
Replying to @yourlyingeyes
I don't think it does. If I remember correctly, girls have more fine motor skills than boys.
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Wrath Of Gnon Mar 8
Replying to @Paradigmian @JayMan471
This is nothing. Check out Koreans: their chopsticks are metal. Far more difficult to use, but it pays of when they enter the Starcraft tournament.
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Thomas Tsegaye Mar 8
Why do they still choose to use chopsticks? Is it just cuz it’s what they’re used to or are there practical reasons?
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Greg Tolan 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🇷🇸🇨🇭🇮🇪 Mar 8
Replying to @Paradigmian
I can buy that. When I was in college, it was a thing to be able to twirl a pen or pencil while it rested on top of your and the Asians were by far the best at it.
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Wrath Of Gnon Mar 8
Cheaper, easier to make, easier to clean, slows eating down which is good for nutrition intake, etc. But probaly mostly tradition. Here in Japan Western dishes comes with forks, Eastern dishes with Chopsticks.
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Brad Lemley Mar 8
Replying to @Paradigmian
Rupert Sheldrake would attribute this to morphic resonance.
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Thomas Tsegaye Mar 8
I didn’t think of it that way, especially the slower eating. ima try it out. Thanks.
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Staffan Mar 8
Replying to @wrathofgnon @JayMan471
Although from what I've heard they are easier to use, being more flat. And Koreans use the spoon as well. Not saying it's easy, but Koreans seem less meticulous than the Chinese and Japanese.
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Liam Robinson Mar 8
it’s not your fault...natural selection
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yuwang Mar 8
I think korean chopsticks hard to use because they are flat
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