With a large pit smack dab in the middle of all the fleshy green goodness, avocados are not the easiest fruit to cut into. But for some, slicing into an avocado is a straight up health hazard. As a matter of fact, in the United States, doctors saw “a number of avocado-related cooking injuries annually – enough to notice.” Across the pond, British avocado consumers landed in the hospital so frequently that doctors started to call it “Avocado Hand” – a phenomenon described as a “serious stab and slash injuries that are the result of failed attempts to penetrate the fruit’s hard outer casing with a sharp knife before encountering a resistant inner stone.”
And while we feel for those that sustained real injuries while cutting into an avocado, we can still have a laugh or two at those who are just kind of hopeless when it comes to proper slicing technique. Below, check out a few people cutting into avocados the wrong way (and get ready to cringe a little).