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    May 20, 2020

    All Dads Do This Thing Where They Shake A Snack Before Eating It And The Internet Wants To Know Why

    What is the reason???

    I come from a family of snackers. Granola? Popcorn? Nuts? You name it, we're probably eating it. Yes, right this very minute.

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    But there's one member of my family (cough, Dad, cough) who tends to consume said snacks in a peculiar fashion. Let's use mixed nuts as an example.

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    My dad will take a handful of nuts, then shake them in his hand as though he's about to roll some dice at the casino.

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    Once he's shaken his hand a couple times, he proceeds to pop a few nuts in his mouth and chew on them, like so:

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    Then the cycle repeats. I assumed my dad was probably the only person on planet Earth to participate in this odd ritual, until I saw a series of TikToks that proved me wrong. This dad does it with a passion:

    @ej_savage_lmao

    And that’s on cashews 😔👊🏻 #dad #neverfitin #natureathome

    ♬ The Home Depot Beat - The Home Depot

    This dad does it right in his daughter's face:

    @npastaa

    accurate representation of the white dad eating nuts #fyp #whitedads #foryou

    ♬ original sound - npastaa

    This dad's a bit defensive about his nut shaking:

    @madisonpgray9

    why do all white dads eat almonds like this

    ♬ original sound - madisonpgray9

    This dad gives no fucks:

    @jjhayes415

    The almond shake #fyp #foryou #dads #almonds

    ♬ original sound - jjhayes415

    And this son's impression literally made me cry with laughter:

    @whatsgoingonyoutube

    This is Daddy 101 #fyp #foryou

    ♬ human - Christina Perri

    Dads, why do you eat your snacks like gambling camels? Please let us know in the comments!

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