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iquest; They don’t know how to split avocados? There are almost 30 thousand wounded every year in the Super Bowl for ‘taking the little bone’

January 30, 2020

The Wall Street Journal estimates that between 2013 and 2017 there were 27,559 injuries of this type, most during the Super Bowl.

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Have you ever cut your hand by wanting to remove 'the bony' from an avocado? This is a very real problem for many Americans.

 iquest; They don’t know how to split avocados? There are almost 30 thousand wounded every year in the Super Bowl for ‘taking the little bone’ iquest; They don’t know how to split avocados? There are almost 30 thousand wounded every year in the Super Bowl for ‘taking the little bone’

As reported by the Wall Street Journal , during the Super Bowl , the NFL final, more avocados are consumed in the United States than at any other time of the year. During the “Super Sunday” more than 1.5 million kilos of avocado are consumed. To give us an idea, according to El Universal , only Michoacán, Mexico, will send 140 thousand tons of the so-called “green gold” to the American Union this weekend.

However, this love for avocado has also caused the proliferation of the “avocado hand” (the avocado hand in English), that is, the wound that many consumers cause in the palm of the hand when wanting to cut the bone of the fruit.

The Wall Street Journal estimates that between 2013 and 2017 there were 27,559 injuries of this type, most during the Super Bowl. Researchers at Emory University pointed out that most of these incidents occur because people despair by removing the avocado bone and do so with a knife without measuring their strength well.

Could it be that the art of preparing avocado is typical of Latinos? What do you think of this number of injured?

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