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Onion Spray

Essence of Onion in a spray bottle
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Take the chemicals that make you cry from an onion along with the smelly compounds and stick 'em in a small spray can. Just as good as mace, maybe even better.
DesertFox, Jun 08 2004

HowStuffWorks.com http://science.hows...com/question539.htm
"Why do onions make you cry?" [Detly, Jan 29 2005]

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       how about the juice from the bottom of a garbage can?
koshua, Jun 08 2004
  

       I thought this was something to be sprayed on food.
Pericles, Jun 09 2004
  

       You need garlic spray if you are attacked by a vampire. Mace works just fine for humans. Why would anyone need onion?
kbecker, Jun 10 2004
  

       10 ways to get rid of your girl friend - 1)onion spray, 2)garlic spray,3)garbage can juice spray,[bakers]please add 7 more to complete the list.
vedarshi, Jun 10 2004
  

       Wasabi spray would be as good as pepper spray, except it would wear off quicker. Six more, bakers.
jaksplat, Jan 29 2005
  

       //Take the chemicals that make you cry from an onion//   

       That would be sulphuric acid.
Detly, Jan 29 2005
  

       It isn't when it leaves the onion but when it dissolves in, and mixes with, the fluid in the eyes it forms sulfuric acid.
bristolz, Jan 29 2005
  

       Technically true, but walking around with a sulphuric acid spray bottle would be much more fun.
Detly, Jan 29 2005
  

       Well, you could have a two chamber bottle, one with the cysteine compound and the other with the enzyme and mix the two at the nozzle. A binary.
bristolz, Jan 29 2005
  

       That way, only the nozzle has to be made of glass, and not the entire thing.
Detly, Jan 29 2005
  

       [Oniony]! I thought this was going to be one of yours.
wagster, Jan 29 2005
  

       hehe me too, it is very . . oniony
benfrost, Jan 31 2005
  

       I'm all in favor of anti personnel defensive weapons, but this idea just makes me cry....   

       Granted, I've been drinking and watching good movies, which has that effect on me, but......   

       A self defense product I can cook with? Better than habanero spray....[+]
normzone, Jan 31 2005
  

       Eau d'echalotte?
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Jan 31 2005
  

       If this spray would make them cry, could the symptoms-cause-cause effect (like when smiling makes you happy) make the person feel remorse for what they have done?   

       Onion-free bun.
dbmag9, Apr 22 2006
  
      
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