Science Matters: No use crying over cut onions | The Armidale Express |  Armidale, NSW

Cutting onions can be a bother.

Sulfur compounds are released when you slice through them.

They mix with the tears in your eyes to form an acid. More or less.

The acid irritates your eyes even more. You close your eyes. You blink a lot. It only seems to make it worse.

The more tears you make, the more acid there is to hurt your eyes.

The trick is not to blink and to keep your eyes wide open.

So much of life is like that.

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Published by Dianne Lehmann

I'm a writer. But I'm also a wife and a mom to a couple of fur babies. You could call me a cook (but never a chef, I'm not that good) and provisioner as well. Laundress? Yeah. Probably. I design jewelry and I crochet. But mostly I love to write. I love words and how they sound. I love their meanings and origins. I love stringing them together. And of course, I love to read. Thinking about it just now, I realize that what I love most is life and the people around me with a special place set aside for my wonderful husband, our adorable dog and our inscrutable cat. It's the world and the people in it that fuels my writing. So thanks to you all for being the amazing beings that you are.

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