Absolutely no more tears!

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Absolutely no more tears!

Postby GeorgeT » Fri Mar 03, 2006 2:15 pm

My wife and daughter get a pretty good chuckle when they see me wearing my diving mask when I cut onions up for some camping chili. It's worth the hee hawin' I have to take.......no more tears. :R

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Postby Rickxr2 » Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:23 pm

That's a pretty big knife. I can't imagine anyone laughing while you're holding that!
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Postby WarPony » Sat Mar 04, 2006 8:24 am

We laugh at my Dad when he opens a can of peanuts with leather gloves on because he is afraid he'll slice his fingers off with the lid. :lol:

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Postby Miriam C. » Sat Mar 04, 2006 11:21 am

A little tip for cutting onions without teardrops.

It's worth the hee hawin' I have to take.......no more tears.

Put your onion in the freezer. You don't have to freeze it solid just get it good and cold.

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Postby dmb90260 » Sat Mar 04, 2006 1:52 pm

Check out #30 in this list of mostly useless information


1. Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton.

2. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

3. The dot over the letter I is called a"tittle".

4. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

5. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.

6. 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

7. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.

8. The 'spot' on 7UP comes from its inventor, who had red eyes. He was albino.

9. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents, daily.

10. Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.

11. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few ounces will kill a small sized dog.

12. Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.

13. Most lipstick contains fish scales (eeww).

14. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

15. Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine.

16. Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower' because at the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the upper case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, 'lower case' letters.

17. Leonardo De Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time hence, multi-tasking was invented.)

18. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

19. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

20. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan; there was never a recorded Wendy before!

21. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and silver!

22. Leonardo De Vinci invented scissors. Also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.

>23. A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

24. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was a Captain Kirk mask painted white.

25. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19 You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar (good to know.)

26. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand (and you thought this list was completely useless.)

27. The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law, which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

28. The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.

29. Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It's the same with apples! I have trouble believing this one...

:wakka wakka: 30. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying! :wakka wakka:

31. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

32. Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.

33. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages it.

34. George Carlin said it best about Martha Stewart.. "Boy, I feel a lot safer now that she's behind bars. O. J. Simpson and Kobe Bryant are still walking around; Osama Bin Laden too. But they take the ONE woman in America willing to cook, clean, and work in the yard, and they haul her fanny off to jail."
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Postby Joseph » Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:20 am

dmb90260 wrote:Check out #30 in this list of mostly useless information

Snopes pokes holes in quite a few of these, but that one appears to be true.

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Postby Denny Unfried » Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:58 pm

If you really want to get a laugh, put your flipper fins on also and they'll send you to the looney bin.

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Postby bennelson » Tue Apr 18, 2006 6:57 pm

I noticed that onions don't make me cry nearly as much if I am wearing contact lenses.

I think they work as an eye prophylactic!
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Postby Chef » Wed May 03, 2006 8:32 pm

When I was in culinary school a young woman asked just this question about avoiding tears while chopping onions, theChef's answer...chop faster! :)
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Postby Nytewyng » Wed May 03, 2006 8:43 pm

Yo Duffy check this out
in regard to # 5 :thumbdown:
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Postby sdtripper2 » Wed May 03, 2006 10:48 pm

Cutting an Onion can be an easy tearless event.

First: A sharp knife is a must so as not to bludgeon the onion there by releasing more vapors.

Second: If you cut off the top of the onion to peel and then cut in half with the root end still in tact will have a tendency not to let the juices flow out so easy. See the Third and Forth below for exact cutting techniques.

Third: Use this technique to cut your onion with ease.

Fourth: See knife skills videos here .
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