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Use a Wooden Spoon to Prevent Tears

I have no idea why this works, just that it does. When chopping onions, hold a wooden spoon in your mouth and you never have painful, teary eyes.

By Soochatty from Middletown, DE

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September 17, 20080 found this helpful

I put the onions in the frig for a few hours before I need them, and have no problems with my tears.

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September 18, 20080 found this helpful

you probably dont cry because you are laughing so hard with a wooden spoon in your mouth

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September 18, 20080 found this helpful

i can well imagine it wud work! with a wooden spoon in your mouth it wud be a job trying not to gag or dribble, let alone cry!

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