Question about onions and crying

While chopping onions today, with my eyes burning profusely, someone handed me part of a hot dog bun and said “Here. Stick this in your mouth. I don’t know why but it keeps your eyes from burning.”

And it worked. It was amazing!

WHY does it work, though?!

Here, read this.

According to him, it doesn’t work, but it helps. His solution isn’t all that helpful.

This person

has a better answer regarding eye irritation, but if you still breathe through your nose…

Here’s a more technical answer.

My best solution?? “Honey?? Will you cut up an onion for me?”

Thanks :slight_smile: