Wednesday, January 30, 2008

No.13: Onion

Tear through these layers of odd onion facts to determine which are for real!

1. Once an onion cell is pierced, the reactions release sulfur, which irritates our eyes.

2. To cut down on the crying, chill the onion and cut into the root end of the onion last.

3. In some Torontonian communities, the phrase "Diced onions!" can be used as an exclamation of disbelief or dismissal. (eg: "You can run a kilometer in 1 minute? Diced onions!")

4. The ancient Egyptians worshipped the onion,
believing that its spherical shape and concentric rings symbolized eternity.

5. A traditional Maltese remedy for sea urchin wounds is to tie half a baked onion to the afflicted area overnight.

Reference: Wikipedia, Fort Boise Produce, CDC

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i'm from toronto and have never heard that expression ever! lol!