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'Avocado hand' is sending people to the ER because people don't know how to cut their fruit

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posted on May, 12 2017 @ 04:21 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko

My sister did this once, cutting an apple in half. Permanently severed the tendon in her left pinkie finger, rendering it limp and useless. She was five years old at the time and didn't care to wait for my mom to cut an apple for her.

I cannot fathom why this is a problem for adults...maybe no one ever taught them how to use a knife? So many cool, shiny, sharp kitchen toys out there...perhaps they should come with an instructional video. Not sure you can teach simple common sense though...




posted on May, 12 2017 @ 05:00 AM
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originally posted by: Sublimecraft
a reply to: ketsuko

Avocado is one food I just don't like - by itself. I will smash down all the guacamole in sight at BBQs etc but by itself, or even in salad is something I've never gotten used to - it's the texture and lack of taste.

Anyway, as to the Darwin award recipients from your OP, I hope they recover and learn to steer clear of the injury causing over-priced tastelessness disguised as a fruit (I think)



Lack of taste?? Man are you buying them from coles??


I can spoon an avocado... well.. you know what I mean, but they're just amazing funky things nature provides us with.

Don't get me started on the evil artichoke however, grr, no good words for those insidious things..



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 05:01 AM
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originally posted by: Sinan
a reply to: ketsuko

Also?

Pardon me for this but I feel compelled to share that the avocado is not a fruit...

Avocado


It's a berry,

Okay then.

Good night.



It's a fruit. So is a cucumber.

Stop with the fruit-hate !!!!



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 05:03 AM
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originally posted by: Sinan
a reply to: Sublimecraft



...and lack of taste.


That's alright.

No one would expect Australia to have any with which to detect any in the first place.





Excuse me, sir/madam. I reckon youre pretty off there, strewth.

*ps he lives in Freo, all that salt air will numb the taste buds*


Oi Oi Oi



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 05:05 AM
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originally posted by: tigertatzen
a reply to: ketsuko

My sister did this once, cutting an apple in half. Permanently severed the tendon in her left pinkie finger, rendering it limp and useless.


Lol sounds like what my ex wants to do to me.




She was five years old at the time and didn't care to wait for my mom to cut an apple for her.

I cannot fathom why this is a problem for adults...maybe no one ever taught them how to use a knife? So many cool, shiny, sharp kitchen toys out there...perhaps they should come with an instructional video. Not sure you can teach simple common sense though...


Red Labels "Warning, avocado license required."

Who knows, but do NOT give these people a pomegranate.. :/



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 05:09 AM
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originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha

originally posted by: Sublimecraft
a reply to: Sinan

hops, barley, wheat...

...triple cheeseburgers




I'll take both the beer and the triple bacon cheese thanka

Just make sure that burger has avocado or gtfo.



This is better than the pineapple goes on pizza debate.

I will have the lot, thanks..



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 05:10 AM
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originally posted by: rickymouse

originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha

originally posted by: rickymouse
Gee, and here I was worried that Avocado shreds DNA.nutritionfacts.org...

When the health industry pushes something as a super food, beware.

If you weren't eating this latex food, you wouldn't be cutting yourself.



Yes, people eat them! They don't place them next to vital organs in the abdominal cavity!




I spent a lot of time studying multiple properties of foods. I only consider about three natural foods bad out of many hundreds I have evaluated. I consider Avacado to be on this short no fly list.

Avacado is considered anticancer because this chemical is absorbed by the body and because cancer cells are very hungry because of their growth it is absorbed at higher level and shreds the DNA which leads to apoptosis of the cancer. but it also is absorbed by normal cells at a lesser amount and it can cause dna damage there, hopefully the cell damage also leads to apoptosis. If not, it could lead to mutations. I'll pass on the Avacado, but a little bit of guacamole isn't going to kill anyone occasionally.

If people want to believe it is good for them, I won't burst their bubble.


... and he died in hospital of nothing..


Bugger that, I'm eating !!



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 05:10 AM
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I only read the first page.
Why are we stabbing the seed?

I take my knife and whack the sharp edge into the exposed half of the seed in a chopping motion, then turn the seed loose.

And I enjoy an avocado sandwich on white bread with cream cheese occasionally.
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posted on May, 12 2017 @ 05:16 AM
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originally posted by: Domo1
a reply to: Sublimecraft

Put salt on it. When I was a kid I loved them, then hated them for a long time, now I mash them up and spread it on toast but it needs salt. Everything needs salt. SALT.

Also, kids, avocados are berries.


Berries are fruit you philistines.


If one examines an avocado fruit cut longitudinally, as above, he sees that the exocarp is the skin or rind. It may be thin as in Mexican race avocados or thick and almost woody as in some of the large Guatemalan race fruits. The mesocarp is fleshy and makes up the bulk of the pericarp. The endocarp is thin, often not well differentiated from the mesocarp, and sometimes imperceptible. In some soft ripe avocados, it may adhere to the outer seed coat when the seed coat when the seed is removed from the fruit,giving the seed a sort of frosty appearance.

Now, if we go back to the introductory questions we can see why the answer to what kind of fruit is it? and why is it a berry? is: because it fits all the botanical criteria for that class of fruits.



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 05:25 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Dull knives are far more dangerous that sharp knives! It's the g-d truth!



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 05:47 AM
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originally posted by: notsure1
a reply to: ketsuko

When i was 16 I was working at Mcdonalds and They had these huge rolls of saran wrap ,with the giant razer sharp saw on the box.

I pulled on it to hard one time and the whole roll came off the counter, my dumb ass tried to catch it and it sliced my wrist to the bone.

I was bleeding like a stuffed pig ,I could push down on my wrist above the cut and shoot blood like 6 feet lol. It was "MEDIC" we got a bleeder.

Now 30 years later I still have the scar on my wrist and have been asked countless times if I tried to commit suicide.



Never ever try to catch a falling knife! Just let it go and you will be fine. I have been cut by a blade by that before in my early days and I learned quick! Let the blades fall.



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 06:36 AM
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I would imagine that pumpkin carving would be out of the question!



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 06:41 AM
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Ancient One: So, young traveler, what brings you to Kamer Taj?

Me: Well, I was trying to eat this avocado ...

Ancient One: The study of the mystic arts is not for you. GTFO.



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 07:33 AM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

Why? Why do it that way?

Just tap the blade edge into the seed instead. It won't go awry because you barely tap it. The trick is to not use dull knives


ETA: im a 45 year old man on te border who has never cut himself with avocados while eating them 3-4 times a week The OP baffles me
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posted on May, 12 2017 @ 07:49 AM
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originally posted by: luthier
a reply to: ketsuko


This should be a leson, make sure you Google how to do anything before you start. Common sense is over rated......especially now that we have YouTube.


I am going to go be embarrassed for the human race now.


Don't be embarrassed, be proud that natural selection is still working.



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 08:44 AM
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originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha

originally posted by: blueyedevilwoman

Be careful popping the seed off the blade.


That's the easy part. Just pinch with your thumb and forefinger and the seed plops right off. Stabbing the seed is the risky part. If the blade tip doesn't pierce and slides off...I can see it leading to a little cut.



Use the blade, not the tip.



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 08:52 AM
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a reply to: blueyedevilwoman

I think using the tip derives from using a knife that is too small for that particular job in favor of the knife that is used afterwards.

Without me, my mom starts using a small paring knife for everything. And you'd be surprised how many folks just throw away and buy a new set of those serrated edge knives that are great for about 5 minutes (if you don't need good balance, anyway).

It baffled me, too....but after thinking about it i think using the point is all down to the choice of knife used for the job....a paring knife lacks the weight to do the edge very well.



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 09:13 AM
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You never have to stab out the stone. Ffs people. Lol.

Just take the stone half after you've cut it and give it a little squeeze in two directions and the stone will come right out. No knife needed.

PS: learn knife skills- it's a life skill!



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 10:13 AM
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Laugh at the misfortunes of others and mock them all you want, but I guarantee that you too will have an accident one day and will realize it's not that funny after all.

I'm truly ashamed to be a part of a society suffering with such Spiritual immaturity.



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 11:49 AM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

Whateva! I do what I want! I cut avocados the wrong way! Whateva!



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