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Once you see it, you won’t be able to unsee it: All dads shake their snacks the exact same way before popping them into their mouths.
But why is this? Do they teach this trait at some mysterious, as-yet-to-be-discovered School for Dads? How does every single dad across the country seem to know how to do this? And does it, in fact, make the snacks taste more delicious?
The internet wants to know. People are chiming in with their own TikTok videos of dads shaking their snacks and, quite frankly, it’s pretty funny when you stop to think about it.
If you’re not immediately picturing this gesture (do you live under a rock? just kidding), let us help you out.
We present you with, Exhibit A:
And Exhibit B:
At least one dad was able to give a concrete reason for this ubiquitous practice:
why do all white dads eat almonds like this
Ohhhh OK so I guess it’s cool to do because Tom Cruise started it:
It seems like maybe dads just enjoy the feeling of snacks rolling around in their hand?
And then there’s this funny impersonation of a dad trying, with all his might, to eat nuts the normal way, but ultimately failing:
Well, there you have it. This must just be some secret dad requirement that the rest of us are not privy to (unless you’re a dad reading this right now!) All dads must simply shake snacks in their palm before tossing them back into their mouths. Period. End of discussion. Case closed.
What’s your theory on why dads do this? Does your dad have a signature quirk or gesture?
Let us know in the comments!