Today I had to help my mother in making peanut package. I simply had the job of chopping the vegetables for her. I had a tomato, some mint, and an onion. When I finished the tomato and mint I had the onion to chop. In a few minutes my eyes were full of tears. I wiped and wiped but the tears had no end at all. I know, While chopping onions, chewing a chewing gum can prevent tears but were to get a chewing gum from?
The only way was to leave the onions there and wash my eyes but I had kept a bet with my sister that I will chop all the vegetables in 10 minutes. If I leave the onions there, I am sure to loose the challenge. So I kept on chopping the onions.
CRYING CRYING AND CRYING…………………..
Reason behind your tears
when you cut open onions, something called Sulfenic Acid is formed which vaporizes... Now this gas, comes in contact with the moisture in our eyes, and forms a mild Sulphuric Acid, of other things. Hence causes the irritation!!
thanx to Pranav Kumar for this kind information :)