An interesting message on nos.nl today. Plastic surgeons make an appeal not to use knifes to remove a pit from an avocado. They see too many patients with cuts in their hands, sometimes with irreparable damage to muscles or tendon, after preparing an avocado. Use a spoon instead. Or a nifty little kitchen device like this doctor uses. I would opt for the spoon, though. Safes a trip to the store and a lot of space in the drawer. Or a very very very blunt knife.