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Why do Onions Make us Cry?

Why do Onions Make us Cry?
One of the earliest memories I have as a child is when I was approximately three or four years old. I remember watching my mother work in the kitchen. She was cutting onions for the salad and I could see tears in her eyes. For a child the worst possible thing is to watch his/her mother cry. I got...

Why does Cutting Onions Make us Cry?

Why does cutting onions make us cry?
If you cut an onion, you begin crying. Have you ever wondered why this happens -- why onions make tears run down your face?Well, onions contain a oil, which has lots of sulphur in it. When you cut the onion, this oil is released. It evaporates very fast. When the oil gases reach your eyes, it causes irritation and...