Scientists have found what they believe is the optimal way to hold your coffee cup to minimize risk of spillage.
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The handle on your coffee mug? Forget about it. Science has just concluded that you've been holding your coffee mug wrong.

Researchers in South Korea took on the important task of figuring out how to drink coffee right, and it apparently involved trials such as drinking coffee out of a wine glass, walking backwards with the coffee, or adding foam to the brew, The Telegraph reports. But in fact the best way to hold coffee if you don't want to spill it all over yourself (and who hasn't been there?) is to hold the cup from the top with your fingers, the so-called "claw grip":

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