Onions make you cry because wen you cut the basal plate or shoot, they release an enzyme that reacts in the rest of the onion to release a gas. When that gas combines with water, it creates an acid, or in other words an eye irritant. Many people report that chewing gum helps avoid tears when cutting onions. That is just one of the many creative ways to solve problems you encounter in everyday life. Continue reading to see more.

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