On Tuesday, March 26th, the Edmonton Journal shared a life hack on Twitter on how to properly use a cutting board.
After reviewing their pitch, however, many Twitter users decided their technique wasn't a "hack" so much as just "pretty dumb."
The Edmonton Journal tried to make people aware that the hole in many cutting boards should be used to push diced veggies through.
You’re using a cutting board incorrectly. Reader, the hole has a purpose. https://t.co/koa4hliP7J https://t.co/oJoTBxjR2u— Edmonton Journal (@Edmonton Journal)1553630100.0
At first, some Twitter users were excited to use the "hack!"
@Chris_Hanna Groundbreaking journalism— Rajesh Sankat (@Rajesh Sankat)1553614978.0
@LFPress This tweet is about to change my life— Jennifer O'Brien (@Jennifer O'Brien)1553630718.0
<I-was-today-years-old-dot-gif> https://t.co/cJdvAlNYtK— Courtney Theriault (@Courtney Theriault)1553635227.0
But before long, some Twitter users began noticing some problems with the Journal's idea.
@edmontonjournal Only for fine dice imho— Portia Clark (@Portia Clark)1553635295.0
@edmontonjournal https://t.co/M7loNaFKUI— Cameron Sanders (@Cameron Sanders)1553642455.0
Suddenly, Twitter was in agreement: the life hack made zero sense.
@nationalpost srsly, who cares?? it's not like the hole makes it any easier to scrape off the contents— Saoirse (@Saoirse)1553635808.0
@edmontonjournal They need holes at both ends then too make them easier to hold, then— RamboPilot (@RamboPilot)1553630619.0
@JeninLdnont @LFPress I feel as if I’m missing something 🤔 https://t.co/vh7uj9sj2J— John Hassan~Ignorance=Bliss\ergo;Blissfull #LdnOnt (@John Hassan~Ignorance=Bliss\ergo;Blissfull #LdnOnt)1553631762.0
It's not often a life hack gets rejected, but it seems this is one of those cases.
I call bullshit... https://t.co/ZSi2LC4nvQ— Charles Gillingham (@Charles Gillingham)1553635702.0
@edmontonjournal Whaaat!!! So that’s what this hole is for. I was thought it was for hanging it up. Boy do I feel s… https://t.co/dUnCb8dV1m— Carlos pascual (@Carlos pascual)1553641916.0
@nationalpost That's a handle..— Matt 🇨🇦🔄 (@Matt 🇨🇦🔄)1553606910.0
That's not how ANYONE uses that hole.
I’m going to film myself using this damn technique when I next make dinner to prove to y’all that it doesn’t work l… https://t.co/uWrWJlMsKW— Tyler Dawson (@Tyler Dawson)1553633435.0
It's just a handle!
@Chris_Hanna I don't believe that's even a real hack. it's a handle. someone find the cutting board patent— queer xx platypus ☆ eric‽ (@queer xx platypus ☆ eric‽)1553616730.0
One Twitter user even tracked down the cutting board patent!
@Chris_Hanna the patent clearly states it's a handle guys https://t.co/9X0F4d2irq— queer xx platypus ☆ eric‽ (@queer xx platypus ☆ eric‽)1553617062.0
Well, it seems that's settled: the hole in a cutting board is just a handle.
That having been said, if you WANT to push your diced veggies through there, you can feel free to do so...
Who knew?! That hole in your cutting board isn't *just* a handle ... https://t.co/jJ00Wtnram https://t.co/xPqU0NpvTY— National Post (@National Post)1553635469.0
...just as long as you scrape them properly!
@edmontonjournal Ya’ll are worried about the handle use. I’m worried about the knife going dull from scraping the b… https://t.co/K3EoHYJLNK— James Pothier (@James Pothier)1553658874.0