Why did the Orange squirt me?
Ok, when i started to disassemble this beautiful piece of natures ingenuity it seemed to have sprayed its acid into my face as some sort of defense. On some models have they put anti-tampering spray that hurts your eyes when you try to open it so they can attempt to keep its inner workings from being copied and sold as a chinese rip-off?
After standing in line at the Orange Store for hours, we made sure to buy a whole bag of Oranges. During the teardown we ended up puncturing several of them. Yes, it does seem that the manufacturer has specifically placed an anti-opening defense mechanism in about half of the ones we tested. The device will occasionally squirt a jet of zesty acid all over the hapless user that is merely trying to repair or disassemble their product. The mechanism appears to be in roughly half of the models we tested. We still have not figured out how the mechanism works without electricity (Perhaps a pre-pressurized vessel)?
Don't let that stop you! the result is worth the acid-in-the-face risk. Besides, Orange Co. doesn't own you NOR your recently purchased consumer good!
The problem here is that WE ripped off the Chinese. Quote from Wiki, "Probably originated in Southeast Asia, oranges were already cultivated in China as far back as 2500 BC. Between the late 15th century and the beginnings of the 16th century, Italian and Portuguese merchants brought orange trees in the Mediterranean area. The Spanish introduced the sweet orange to the American continent in the mid-1500s."
Another means of by-passing the anti-tampering mechanism is dipping the orange into a container of liquid nitrogen for a minute or two. Then carefully cleave the orange along the tangent you desire. With the correct angle and strike you will have two clean halves. Incorrect placement or strike will shatter the fruit into a few hundred pieces.
The only failing of this method is the fruit will take at least 12hrs to return to room temperature to consume.