Can onions make you cry?

May 18, 2017 10:36pm CST
I've heard thousands of people talk about this throughout my life, that onion has the "power" to make people cry when they cut them.... But to this day it never happened to me. Would it be just a "urban legend"? Has this ever happened to you?
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@TRBRocks420 (48402)
• Banks, Oregon
19 May
It can depends on how strong the onion is, but the juicy ones do.
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@ilocosboy (17517)
• Philippines
19 May
The answer is yes. Tears are flowing in my cheeks like candle tears ever time I cut the onions.
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@Sreekala (15276)
• India
19 May
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@sharon6345 (80729)
• United States
19 May
Only if you're stupid enough to have a cut that close to your face yes it will. Onions don't make my eyes water because I don't cut them that close to my eyes why would I. I take it that you're smart too good for you
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@stbrians (10334)
• Kakamega, Kenya
19 May
So you have once cried?
@sallypup (15669)
• Moses Lake, Washington
19 May
Onions help me to figure how my sinuses are doing. When I'm congested onions don't phase me. Otherwise when I slice and chop onions I look like somebody beat me up. A salesman came to the door one day and asked me if I was alright?! I said yes. Just been cutting up onions and my eyes are running and my nose is yucky. Sorry mister.
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@snowy22315 (23871)
• United States
20 May
Yes, I have had that happen!
@tessastv (265)
• Inverness, Scotland
19 May
YES! They always make me cry, unfortunately.. It's so annoying, everytime! You're really blessed for that it never happend to you, haha!
@ShifaLk (6181)
• India
19 May
No. It really does and I continue to feel the pain for at least 1hour :(
@_robin (314)
• India
19 May
I used to wear glasses during this crucial time.. It helps a lot.
@youless (79926)
• Guangzhou, China
19 May
That's quite normal for me to cry badly when I am cutting the onions. This is why sometimes I will put on the goggles. Although it looks weird, but at least it works
@shynu44 (1033)
19 May
i do wear glasses sometimes if it is getting to unbearable
@Sreekala (15276)
• India
19 May
Yes, I am a person who cries with onion. I think my eyes are more sensitive. There are many tips available to avoid 'cry' on cutting onion.
• United States
19 May
Sometimes they can!
• Eugene, Oregon
19 May
They don't make me cry, that is an emotional reaction, bu they sure as heck can make my eyes water and my nose sting every time.
@shivamani10 (8399)
• Hyderabad, India
19 May
I am really scared of cutting Onions.
@responsiveme (11069)
• India
19 May
No, the eyes of water if you peel onion
• New Delhi, India
19 May
You are really lucky. I always cry while chopping onions
@andriaperry (14495)
• Anniston, Alabama
19 May
OMG! Yes thousands of times. Do you cook? chop onions?
@cherigucchi (3885)
• Philippines
19 May
It really does make me cry. Glad that it never happened to you and I wonder why.
@louievill (14086)
• Philippines
19 May
I cried when I first encountered it but not anymore. There are varieties than are stronger than others.
@1creekgirl (5671)
• United States
19 May
Of course it has. It's the juice from the onions that make your eyes water and burn.