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No More Tears

This has nothing to do with shampoo and everything to do with cutting onions without crying.

A friend of mine wondered why the chefs on the food network don’t cry when cutting onions. In truth, it’s one part fancy camera work and one part skill. When you cut into an onion it releases a gas. This gas then mixes with an enzyme and forms sulfur gas. With this makes contact with the lachrymose solution in the eyes it forms a mild acid which irritates the eyes. Solution to problem? Wear goggles OR follow the these steps to stop or reduce the effects of tearing up when cutting onions.

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  1. Tiffany
    December 29, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Awesome illustration!

  1. December 29, 2010 at 5:28 pm

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