How to open a jar that won’t open.

Via on Apr 3, 2013

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Can’t open a jar?

Not usually a matter of strength—just hit/rap/tap the puffy middle of the lid sharply (but not too hard, especially if glass) or, in extreme cases, poke a hole in the lid and it’ll open right up.

It’s a matter of air pressure, not strength, but you don’t have to tell the ladies when you easily open the next jar thanks to your gentlemanly brawn (note: my momma taught me this).

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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2 Responses to “How to open a jar that won’t open.”

  1. AlyssaH. says:

    Please no. This reminds me of "Helpful Hints from Heloise" from the local rag newspaper. Please don't jump the shark :(

  2. julie says:

    Or hold the lid under hot water.

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