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Jul21-10, 04:22 PM
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Quote Quote by lisab View Post
Note to self: don't touch your eyes after cutting peppers

I have one better, don't touch your nose, eyes or ears after handling (without rubber gloves) 1 million scoville scale hot pepper sauce, it is a condensed emulsion sticking to everything it touches. It even finds its way under your fingernails. As a test to make sure it is gone sniff all fingers at close range, if you smell the slightest whiff of pepper emulsion, wash hands again and again and again until it disappears. I found this out the hard way, and now only handle the stuff with rubber gloves and in well ventilated spaces. It smells like fine ink, but packs a powerful bite. Wait, that is more than a random thought, it is one of self preservation, hehe