Experts warn against 'avocado hand' ahead of Super Bowl parties

Experts warn against 'avocado hand' ahead of Super Bowl parties

If you're a fan of avocados, it's the right time of year. Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest avocado consumption day of the year. It's when around 139 million pounds of avocados will be served, per Morgan Korn reporting for ABC News, mostly in the form of guacamole.

Beware of "avocado hand", however. Avocado-related knife injuries have been on the rise since 1998, according to a study published in July in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.

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In fact, last year the so-called "avocado hand" was branded as an "epidemic" when it came to hand injuries by researchers at Emory University. Researchers found that around 50,413 avocado-related knife injuries occurred between 1998 and 2017, with the majority happening in the last decade. And that's just people who went to hospital for treatment.

"Avocado hand" transpires when a person attempts to remove the pit of an avocado with a knife and ends up cutting themselves. This can result in damage to the muscles or tendons, and even the nerves in more serious cases.

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The Super Bow LIV begins on the 2nd February at 3:30 pm (11.30pm GMT) and will see the San Francisco 49ers compete against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL), and it is played between mid-January and early February. It is the end of a regular season that begins in the late summer of the previous year.

In related news, Post Malone paid a visit to 11Miami - the city's 24-hour club on the same weekend as the Super Bowl - and carried boxes of cash through the crowd, handing out notes to people.

The boxes were apparently stuffed with single dollar bills, totalling $50,000, and with the help of staff in the club he distributed the cash to lucky partygoers.

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Footage of the incident was posted to 11Miami's Instagram Stories, and shared with their 194,000 followers.

Post Malone joins other celebrities who have flown into Miami ahead of the Superbowl. Lizzo and G-Eazy are among those that have been spotted in Florida. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira are due to feature at the famous halftime show, and Nicki Minaj is set to host the world-famous finale to the weekend.