Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Do NOT Try This

I don't generally post emails that are making the rounds, but I'm making an exception with this one because of the possible danger involved. The following email has now been sent to me by three different people. It is quite possible that some of my readers have received it as well. I do wish that people would check things like this out with snopes first. Nevertheless, it is out there and I urge you all to ignore the advice given in it. Check out snopes to find out why. Not only does flour not work as a cure for burns, but tossing flour on a person on fire or on a fire in general will work as an accelerant. Go here to read the full explanation

Subject: Burn Treatment

I personally have never heard of this but did have the opportunity to try it out and it is a miracle. (I always have a small container of flour in my frig)

Sounds interesting.
Once I was cooking some corn and stuck my fork in the boiling water to see if the corn was ready. I missed and my hand went into the boiling water....
A friend of mine, who was a Vietnam vet, came into the house, just as I was screaming, and asked me if I had some plain old flour...I pulled out a bag and he stuck my hand in it. He said to keep my hand in the flour for 10 mins. which I did. He said that in Vietnam , this guy was on fire and in their panic, they threw a bag of flour all over him to put the fire out...well, it not only put the fire out, but he never even had a blister!!!!
SOOOO, long story short, I put my hand in the bag of flour for 10 mins pulled it out and had not even a red mark or a blister and absolutely NO PAIN. Now, I keep a bag of flour in the fridge and every time I burn myself, I use the flour and never ONCE have I ever had a red spot, a burn or a blister!
*cold flour feels even better than room temperature flour.
Miracle, if you ask me. Keep a bag of white flour in your fridge and you will be happy you did. I even burnt my tongue and put the flour on it for about 10 mins. and the pain was gone and no burn. Try it! BTW, don't run your burn area under Cold water first, just put it right into the flour for 10 mins and experience a miracle.

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