Friday, February 22, 2013

Such A Cry Baby...

You're cutting up an onion for tonights dinner and you're crying like a baby. No matter how much you try and fight it you can't keep from crying. Don't feel too much like a baby because once you hear why you won't feel like such a wuss.

When you cut an onion you release the amino acid sulfoxides from the cells . Those mix with the sulfenic acids to produce propanethiol S-oxide, a volatile sulfur that mixes with the air and enters your eyes. This reacts with the water in your eyes to form sulfuric acid. The burning sulfuric acid causes tears that create more sulfuric acid.

My solution is I put a plastic bag over my head and pull down over my eyes. Other wise some ski goggles will work if you got them.

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