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MacBook Air 'doubles as a kitchen knife'

John D. Sutter
A series of bizarre cooking videos show the MacBook Air being used as a kitchen knife -- somewhat successfully.
A series of bizarre cooking videos show the MacBook Air being used as a kitchen knife -- somewhat successfully.
  • MacBook Air slices carrots and shrimp in cooking videos
  • The thin laptop apparently has an edge that's pretty sharp
  • Older photos show the computer being used to slice bread, too

(CNN) -- When all your kitchen knives are in the dishwasher and you really -- just really -- need to chop up some carrots, what tool do you turn to for backup?

Well, the MacBook Air, of course.

Apple's ultra-lightweight laptop computer has become the star of a few bizarre online cooking videos in recent years, with the latest showing the pointed edge of the contoured laptop being used to hack up carrots, apples, baby corn, mushrooms and even shrimp. (For some reason, the shrimp just make this seem all the weirder.)

"I'm definitely not suggesting that you try it at home, but -- if the following videos are to be trusted -- you could use your MacBook Air as a knife if there were a cooking emergency and every other sharp-edged object disappeared from your kitchen," writes Rosa Golijan, who called our attention to this trend with her post on the MSNBC blog "Gadgetbox."

You can watch several of the videos on YouTube and see pictures and more on a foreign-language blog called Mochrom.

This isn't the first time the MacBook Air has been used in cooking, however, and it definitely isn't the first time someone has written about this computer being potentially-somewhat-maybe dangerous.

Hilariously enough, the company describes the $1,000 laptop as "sleek, durable and ready for anything."

Here's a photo of someone using the computer to slice bread.

The blog BoingBoing posted a photo of a man's elbow that was apparently sliced open by one of the computers -- or a similar model.

Mean computers, right?

But humans can be the aggressors, too. Some MacBook Air owners in 2009 posted videos of themselves stabbing their laptop computers because of their frustrations with the computer's hinge system.

"I'm personally surprised it took three stabs to crack the screen. That's gotta be some sort of testament to Apple's build quality, right?" PC World wrote.

Here's one lingering question in all of this: If you spend a grand on a laptop, why would you risk getting carrot juice all over the thing?

We await your explanations in the comments.


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