Earlier today on my Swedish blog, I published a post about a simple way to avoid crying when chopping onions.
It turned out that a lot of people didn't know about this trick, so I thought I'd share it here at Neatorama as well. Hopefully some of you readers will find it useful.
Ok, here it goes: Put a little bit of water in your mouth.
That's it! Just some plain water in your mouth while cutting the onion and you can wave goodbye to those tears.
From what I've heard, it's due to the fact that you're only breathing through the nose by doing so. So basically, just keeping the mouth closed should work just as fine, but it's probably not as easy as it sounds.
Link (in Swedish)