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    Opening Up Champagne Without Losing an Eye

    I should have posted this for New Year's Eve celebrations, only saw it today. Anyone opened the bottle incorrectly and was hurt?

    Eye doctors in the U.S. have posted a video teaching people how to avoid eye injuries when opening a champagne bottle, warning that "hundreds of people" suffer serious eye injuries every year from doing it wrong.

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology warns that a cork can fly up to 80 km/h, causing "potentially blinding eye injuries."

    The two-and-a-half minute video features a group of people having a party and then an introduction from a spokesperson warning how a "warm bottle of champagne and poor technique in removing the cork can really be a dangerous combination."
    How to open a champagne bottle without losing an eye - World - CBC News
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    Re: Opening Up Champagne Without Losing an Eye

    I always point the bottle away from me. Ha ha.
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    Re: Opening Up Champagne Without Losing an Eye

    Quote Originally Posted by TKDLady View Post
    I always point the bottle away from me. Ha ha.
    Good idea!

    I didn't know champagne had a dangerous aspect to it.
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
    who’s getting the better of the deal.

    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

    ~All quotes by Leo Buscaglia


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    Re: Opening Up Champagne Without Losing an Eye

    Just about any alcoholic beverage has something dangerous to it. Never underestimate the things that can go wrong. Invariably someone will find out the hard way ...
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    Re: Opening Up Champagne Without Losing an Eye

    Quote Originally Posted by Vautrin View Post
    Just about any alcoholic beverage has something dangerous to it. Never underestimate the things that can go wrong. Invariably someone will find out the hard way ...
    One is always concerned about drinking and driving AFTER too much champagne or any other liquor, but BEFORE the bottle is opened? Scary stuff!
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
    who’s getting the better of the deal.

    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

    ~All quotes by Leo Buscaglia


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