Actually, there are many possible motives to get these chopsticks, which will defy your sense of what is right in the world, presented by ES Corp. of Hiroshima. On the lighter end: they come in black and white boxes, which lined up side-by-side, form a picture of a torii (the gateway to Shinto shrines), and thereby make for a nice his-and-hers wedding gift. On (off?) the deeper end: they bring into question the reason for existence of chopsticks.

What these chopsticks do is basically bend very easily. So while you’re eating and picking up food, they get curved and bent, which if you look at it playfully, makes for a game of who can eat their lunch quickest, or eat their lunch at all. Maybe it could be like a skills test also, but in the end for many people it might just be a source of stress after the first 10 seconds. The makers boast these chopsticks will capture everyone’s attention if provided at, say, a banquet, and make everyone’s evening entertaining. We reckon, if you’re going to give this as a gift, you may first want to do a personality profile of the recipients to see if they’ll actually enjoy it and thank you for it. The chopsticks are made from 100% tin, are germ and corrosion-proof, and can be straightened by hand or by hammering with a rubber mallet… Only $50 US a pair, $88 for two pairs. If these babies sell, it would be a prime example of successful marketing and psychological reframing.