Just when you thought there couldn’t be a right (or wrong) way to eat a burger, Japanese researchers announce the most efficient way to hold a hamburger.

According to science, here’s how to eat a burger:

In short, you put your thumbs and pinkies on the bottom bun:


And the middle three fingers on the top:


Viola! Uniformly spreading out your fingers applies just enough pressure to prevent any of the burger from slipping out as it normally would. Read more about the “groundbreaking” study here.