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Japanese noodle company invents noise cancelling fork to mask offensive slurping

Melanie Wong | Oct 30, 201708:19 PM

" . . . When the slurp alert is triggered, the fork sends a signal to the user’s mobile phone, which plays the soothing sound of flowing water to mask the noise. The device has a USB charger input and can even be synced to users’ smartphones.

Nissin will however only sell the gadget if it receives 5,000 pre-orders by mid-December – at the price of 14,800 yen (US$130). "

Sick of hearing people slurp their noodles? This fork fixes it

Loudly sucking down food is supposed to show the diner’s appreciation, but some are becoming bothered by the sound – enter Nissin Foods’ latest invention...
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