Genius or gross? (Picture: @cucumbertonic)

Look, there is no right or wrong way to eat food. I eat rice with my hands, some people use chopsticks, others use forks or spoons.

But what most of us probably don’t use scissors at the table.

So when one man was filmed eating spaghetti and cutting off the overhang with scissors, it’s safe to say viewers were puzzled.

Some hailed the move ‘genius’ while others were ‘terrified’.

In the clip, which has gone viral on Twitter where it was shared by a user @cucumbertonic, the man could be seen twirling the pasta with a fork, putting it into his mouth and cutting off the longer bits.

While most of us are content with just twirling it until we’ve got the appropriate amount to fit into the mouth, it seems the man was in a bit of a rush.

Not only was he cutting away with a pair of scissors in his left hand as he scooped with his right, he was gulping it down pretty speedily, which led some to worry about indigestion.

So is this a ‘hack’ you’re going to be trying or will the scissors be firmly placed away from the plate?

While the method may be unusual for us to see, it’s not the first time someone’s been filmed doing it.

One of the Twitter followers commented that it’s a scene in black and white film The Cook where Buster Keaton can be seen cutting and eating spaghetti.

The 1918 film may have been onto something as social media users hailed the move furitistic.

One person wrote: ‘He’s living in 2090, we’re all beneath this guy,’ while another said: ‘This is one clever man’.

Meanwhile, another wrote: ‘ Not sure if this impressed me or terrified me.’

Others were not at all wowed. One person said: ‘What in God’s name is going on here???? That is so wrong, he should never be allowed to eat spaghetti again.’

Some said they’d be calling the police.

Tough crowd. But food scissors are actually not that new of a concept.

In parts of Asia, for example, it’s pretty common to cut seafood and the like into smaller pieces before eating them.

Whether you’re adding scissors to your cutlery set or not, just make sure it’s clean.

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