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5 Everyday Fruits We’ve Been Eating Wrong Our Entire Life

It’s a primal and discomforting thing to hear you’ve been inefficiently eating something your entire life.

Fruits rarely change, and for the most part, there’s no wrong way to eat something if it ends up getting into your body and nourishing you when it counts. But for those looking to be the advantageous and excellent human they hopped out the womb to be, we’ve compiled 5 groundbreaking food hacks that’ll keep you eating fruits like a boss:

Like to eat your cherries already pitted? To get rid of those seeds, all you need is a glass bottle and some chopsticks (or anything strong enough to puncture the cherry):

 

How to eat an apple correctly:

 

How to get the seeds out of your pomegranate in seconds instead of hours:

 

We’ve been peeling bananas from the wrong end:

 

How to shuck those strawberries of those pesky leaves without using a knife and saving precious strawberry flesh:

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10 Worst Things to Eat at a Funeral [WATCH]

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The death of a loved one is always heartbreaking and saying that last goodbye is a personal moment that should not be spoiled. Especially by popcorn.

Some ceremonies can last hours and a snack might not sound like a bad idea, but the folks from comedy group Straight White Males showed exactly how the cold realities of serving food during a wake can turn in to the most excruciatingly painful social setting.

There are definitely foods that should not be eaten during a funeral and each one listed is worst than the next. If your family already hated you, this could just add fuel to the fire as you see your dear Nana for the last time.

Check out the 10 foods that should not be eaten at while at a funeral and the ultimate annoyances behind them:

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So Apparently, We’ve Been Eating Sushi All Wrong [VIDEO]

Drop those chopsticks. Step away from the sushi. And for God’s sake, check yourself on the soy sauce.

There’s an art to eating sushi, a way to not disturb the delicate balance of flavor and texture the chef prepared just for you. So, how do you eat the the quintessential Japanese delicacy of vinegar rice topped with raw fish? With your fingers? Soaked in soy sauce and slathered in wasabi?

We popped into a local sushi joint in Orange County to find out how to put nigiri away like a true boss. We chatted with sushi chef John, a great dude who didn’t scold us for rubbing our chopsticks together, and he agreed to school us on proper sushi etiquette.

First, he started out by telling us what not to do. Don’t dunk on the base — the rice will soak up too much soy sauce (and ruin the flavor), causing the base to disintegrate. Don’t use chopsticks — sushi is a sensual experience and should be eaten with your hands. Don’t pile on the wasabi — this often leads to the subtle flavor of the fish being masked by the wasabi’s intense heat.

Granted, these rules don’t apply to your standard fast food sushi spot or gas station-bought nigiri that need the extra umami.

As our conversation continued, him joking about the myriad of ways he has seen his customers eat the sushi (see above), he confirmed that “If you’re eating from a seasoned sushi master, you won’t need a dipping step. The sushi you’re being served has already been seasoned with a custom blend. You grip the sushi with your fingers, roll it partly over into the soy sauce, and let it fall into your mouth with the fish-side touching your tongue first.”

Here’s a breakdown of the 3 simple steps to eating sushi like a pro.

1. Lightly grip the sushi and roll it over

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2. Graze the soy sauce, fish-side only

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3. Insert into mouth fish-side down

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Shout out to John for teaching us how to boss it up.

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Provocative New Pomegranate Move Will Shed ALL the Seeds In Seconds [WATCH]

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Pomegranates are one of the trickiest, yet tastiest fruits to eat. On the one hand they bear marvelously sweet arils, edible pulp, surrounding tiny seeds. On the other hand, getting to these yummy red capsules can be like scouring for the Holy Grail.

The troublesome situation usually involves gnawing at a split pomegranate with our teeth, inevitably eating the bitter white flesh by accident, and/or tediously picking each aril out one by one. Turns out, the solution to “de-seeding” a pomegranate involves a quick flick of the wrist, or, ahem, spank.

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Like learning to eat an apple correctly, there’s a way to make the most of your pomegranate.

Watch the process in action below:

The key to getting all the seeds out is to spank it with a solid mallet (wooden or metal) and to make sure you tap it around the perimeter of the fruit. They should all come out unharmed and ready for feasting. Enjoy!

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How To Eat Milk & Cookies Like a Boss [WATCH]

Milk & cookies . . . how do you eat them?

If you grew up in my household, you likely had your fair share of cookies out of a package, because let’s face it, your mom wasn’t Paula Deen, she was a sweet Lebanese lady who bought enough packages of Chips Ahoy and Oreos to fill the minivan (oh, your mom wasn’t Lebanese?).

Regardless, the years of pulling cookies out of plastic packages and dunking them into a variety of ill-fitting glasses led to a revolutionary finding. While I was pouring milk into a nearby cup during a Saturday morning marathon of Boy Meets World, some of my milk splashed into the cookie tray. My irritation quickly grew to euphoria, as I came to the realization . . . the tray was the milk cup.

All the years of wasting glasses for milk and the solution was sitting in the very same package I was eating out of:

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Most cookie packages come segmented into catch-all compartments that just happen to make the perfect container for your milk.

Gone are the days of dirtying piles of cups, crying over spilled milk, and failed attempts to fit your cookie into an uncooperative glass. And before people start throwing a fit and saying, “Well, now I’ve dirtied my cookie container,” I have one of two solutions for you:

  • Finish your damn cookies, there’s only an average of 24 per package. No big.
  • You can use any pair of mediocrely-crafted scissors to cut the compartment you filled with milk away from the others

Looks like cookie companies had functionality in mind after all:

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In the past couple months, we’ve learned How to Eat Chinese Food, Cupcakes, Apples, Strawberries and Corn. Now, we can add Milk & Cookies to the list of things we can say we’re doing just that much better. Foodbeast, changing lives every day.

Thanks cookies . . . thanks for nothing, mom.