Ramen Fork Cancels Out Slurping Noises

Japanese instant noodle company Nissin has created an electronic ramen fork that covers up loud slurping sounds. UPI reports that the company introduced the Otohiko fork in a promotional video this week. 

"Otohiko provides a magnificent solution for 'Noodle Slurping Noise'--the cultural friction between the people who enjoy slurping noodles and the people who feels the noise uncomfortable," the company says of the utensil. 

The large, white fork contains a microphone that detects the sound of slurping, which prompts the user's smartphone to play a sound effect. The Otohiko is available to pre-order until December 15 on Nissin's website. It costs $130.