The Celebrated Chop Waltz is probably one of the best known musical pieces of all time. Usually performed on piano (for example, this version, inspired by Franz Liszt) it has also been performed by full orchestra, notably in versions by Rimsky-Korsakov and others. Other versions: guitar, mini-harmonica, ukelele, accordion, Liberace, and Tom Hanks.
"You do not sew with a fork, and I see no reason why you should eat with knitting needles." - Miss Piggy
No doubt an idol to crazy cat ladies everywhere, this woman has trained her cat[video] to use chopsticks. [via](mildly nsfw)
Comedy duo, Ramenz (ラーメンズ), aka Kobayashi Kentaro and Katagiri Jin, also known as the Japanese versions of Mac and PC, have recently done a number of shorts collectively called "The Japanese Tradition." Apparently, these tongue-in-cheek pseudo-instructional vids about famous aspects of Japanese culture (Tea, Chopsticks, Sushi, Origami, Apology, Onigiri, and Relationships) have been fooling a lot of non-natives into thinking they are actual guides. (YouTube, each approx 4-6 min).
Chopstick Eco-Art Choose from wine racks, hanging lamps, candle holders and more. "We genuinely hope that one day we will no longer be able to make our products as a result of heightened preservation efforts." [via The Presurfer]
I drink my tea with chopsticks. At least, I would if I lived in outer space. Cool movie (achtung: Quicktime) from the international space station showing the effects of surface tension in the absence of gravity. I wonder if any of us will ever live long enough to experience this in person?