Using chopsticks is an art form, one that many people may foolishly believe they have mastered after years of diligent practice. The proper technique of using wooden chopsticks that are connected at the top is not to rip them apart and scrap them against each other, according to First To Know. The top of chopsticks is meant to be used in an entirely different way.

Ahhh. This makes quite a lot of sense, as one isn't supposed to leave chopsticks sitting in a dish.