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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Ayab wrote:
A rubber band works amazingly well to open difficult jars to (sorry for the girly tip! :oops)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

How do you even use a jar with a rubber band? Do you wrap it around the lid and use the increased traction to pull it open, or is there some kind of black magic at work?
Meanwhile, while I'm supposed to write a report about this Montenegro citizenship program https://tranio.com/montenegro/passport/, I discovered that you're supposed to pour juice/milk/whatever comes in a carton with the opening on top, and not on the bottom, because there aren't waves and bubbles to disrupt the stream like that. And of course, when it's half empty (half full for optimists), then you put the opening at the bottom when pouring it.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Rubber band around the lid usually works. For extra difficult jars a separate band around the body of the jar for extra grip works well. The band on the lid is best to be the right size to be tight and only going round once - not doubled over.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Okay, so the trick does work thanks to the increased traction offered by rubber, thanks for the explanation!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

A dry teatowel over the lid also works, or your untucked shirt.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

trust me Cool
the BEST way to open a glas is a spoon or the back of a fork
put it like that
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/C7GUF2cLm7w/maxresdefault.jpg
press it softly until you hear the Glass breathing in
then open it without any force
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

lifitng the lid is only useful if it is hard to open because of a vacuum, then it does work though. I usually use the rubber-band-around-the-lid
but sometimes it does indeed work better to use a towel because it gives you more to hold on to. You can also use a hammer to smash the glass.
besides opening jars rubber bands can be used to make music.

And if you have some spoons and are feeling adventurous you could build this:
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Laughing

That is brilliant.
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