As a man, I assume this is legit --> *facepalm*~~~~~~~~~> I'm just saying this so please don't argue. I'm pretty sure that this is a joke, it's not meant to be taken seriously. It's just for laughs.
Kataifi, a Middle Eastern pastry of thread-like dough encasing crisp pistachios (Arabic Sweet Recipes)
Understanding Thread Tension - Threads Best article on sewing machine tension I've ever read.