Thursday, May 19, 2011

Pressure cooker severs woman's leg

Here's a freaky story for you. Apparently, a woman was cooking with a pressure cooker when it fell off of the stove and exploded, severing her leg. Luckily, whoever was home with her knew how to apply a tourniquet. Be careful when you're cooking with a pressure cooker. As fantastic as they are for cooking (and absolutely necessary in some cases) they can also be extremely dangerous. Use high quality, newer models. Keep the seals and gauges in good condition. Be extremely careful when moving them around. Don't skimp on your pressure cooker. All American pressure cookers are the best on the market. There are plenty of other's out there, though. I use a Presto for canning and a smaller one (can't remember the brand) for normal cooking.

In other news, despite the "good news" about the economy that the current administration is trying to get people to believe, some really rich guys are still investing in aerable farmland. We're talking about huge swaths of land with water on site. They're not exactly living on site or working the land with their bare hands but smart, successful farmers don't do that, anyway. No, these guys are buying up land in South America (Bush did this a few years ago if that tells you anything). With farmland in Kansas and Nebraska up 20% from last year people are obviously still buying it here, too. If I had serious money to invest that's where it would be going right now. For now I'll just have to stick to gold and silver.


millenniumfly said...

Wow! I had no idea a pressure cooker could do that. Guess I'll save that little experiment for a while longer. :)