How To Open A Jar

It’s Monday morning and we just tried to open a stubborn jar of strawberry preserves. Consequently this video on jar opening (staring the media juggernaut that is Rachel Ray) seems sort of prescient.

The video features several different methods for opening stubborn jars, complete with scary zombie-like infomercial-style clapping as each jar falls.

We did not know the rubber-band method, and sort of wish we’d heard of it 10 minutes ago, before the incident. Ah, Mondays. —MEGHANN MARCO

Video Demonstration: Tricks for loosening up tight jar lids [Lifehacker]