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Instant noodle producer Nissin Food Products has created a “noise-canceling” fork to mask the sound of someone exuberantly slurping down a mouthful of noodles.

Named “Otohiko,” the utensil has been developed in an attempt to disguise the excessive slurping sounds that can be found emanating from noodle shops nationwide. So loud is the practice that social media users have even begun to refer to it as “noodle harassment” (or “hu-hara” in Japanese) after it was featured in a news segment of a Fuji TV show called “Tokudane!”

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