Drop whatever you're doing, we have a situation in here! A stay-at-home mother has posted a picture of the 'impossible to open' cupboard and she needs your tips to open it without destroying these precious porcelain plates.

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'A cupboard that can never be opened,' - read the caption. Of course, you can never throw words like 'never' online because soon after posting, the army of kind-hearted internauts came pouring in (16,000 reactions and 456 comments) to help this lady with getting her plates to safety.

What would you do in this situation? Post your answers below!

Update: The photo was actually taken after an earthquake in the Tottori Prefecture on October 21st, in a hotel owned by the Kishida family.

More info: Facebook (h/t)



It is a matter of economic, if the plates are cheap open the door. If the plates are irreplaceable smash the glass on the right.

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Notchimine Mette 1 year ago

Yes. This would work.

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Build an identical house next to your existing house with only one difference, the plates would be on the shelf. Then delete the old house.

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Salome Summer 1 year ago


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Open a bottle of wine > Have a drink > Wait for a husband to come home. Start a random argument out of nothing > Go to the kitchen . open the door and let it smash > blame it on the husband - he'll apologize and buy a whole new set of plates.

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Irina Prisacariu 1 year ago

...a husband, any one of them...

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Flood the house, then open the cupboard without any risk!


Hans 1 year ago

This is the most viable option!

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Tilt the cupboard backwards, then open.

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Betzy Joseph 1 year ago

This is the best (and most real-life) solution.

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try switching it off then switching it back on again


Gloria Genova 1 year ago


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Just let yourself die and respawn back to your last check point when the plates were nicely stacked


Thorsten M. Weisner 1 year ago

One open the door very fast and the other catches the dish with a blanket spanned between two arms. Gravity wont let them fall too fast and if you know where they will fall you can catch them easily.

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Go to Kamar-Taj, see The Ancient One, be a sorcerer, find The Eye of Agamotto, reverse or stop time, arrange back, and you're done!


Christian Hö 1 year ago

Doorplateuu, i've come to bergain!

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Sell it to the museum and name it the "Frozen in Time" series.

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Yaman Yamaner 1 year ago

Maybe u can slide a piece of thin (but strong) layer of cardboard between the door and plates. That layer would help to keep the plates from falling (and breaking) when another person reaches in (from the sides) and collects them. Dunno. Just an idea, most probably not the best & working one tho. Good luck!

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Open the door just a tiny bit and fill the whole thing with expanding foam


Quant 1 year ago

ooh I like this one, that sounds like something I would do :))

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