I have to tell you, I had never really thought how I eat my hamburger.  But apparently I've been doing it all wrong.

I cut my burger in half and eat one half at a time, thumb on bottom, three fingers on top, and freestyling pinky.  Fail.

Japanese researchers have discovered the perfect way to eat a hamburger. These experts in fluid mechanics, engineering, and density did a large amount of research including constructing 3-D models of burgers that examined how, say, the bun interacts with lettuce or cheese.

The group concluded that there is one solid, preferred way to eat a burger: thumbs and pinkies on the bottom, middle three fingers on top.

The uniformly spread fingers help keep the burger together at all times, thus keeping the contents from falling out preemptively.

Nice work, guys ... how about fixing Fukushima?