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.

'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)

#1

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
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4 years ago

Yes. This would work.

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#2

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
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4 years ago

😂

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#3

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
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4 years ago

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

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#4

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

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Hans
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4 years ago

This is the most viable option!

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#5

Tilt the cupboard backwards, then open.

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Betzy Joseph
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4 years ago

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

Robert Morson
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4 years ago

I can't really tell from the picture, but I was under the impression that the cupboard was attached to the wall. In which case, no, this solution is not viable.

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Naomi Bailey
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4 years ago

I imagine it's free standing seeing as the only way those plates would have fallen like that is if it was bumped into.

Jago Jack
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4 years ago

Good detective skills . lol

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Cary Swoveland
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4 years ago

This won't work as the cupboard is attached to the wall, but you could tilt the house.

Melody Lanzatella
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4 years ago

AHA! I knew ONE of us would have a brain!

Jago Jack
Community Member
4 years ago

That was my first thought.. I wouldn't have bothered leaving a comment if I'd just read this first..

Max Hallmark
Community Member
4 years ago

Best solution! 🖒

Kristen Finnerty
Community Member
4 years ago

But what if its against the wall? How do you move it fowars to tip it??

Lauren Stephens-Spence
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4 years ago

Best solution there is

Hiru Hiru
Community Member
4 years ago

Best solution no need of breaking any thing

Em Lagrimas
Community Member
4 years ago

This is too plain hahaha.. i want blooood!

Elmo El Dorado
Community Member
4 years ago

Take some DMT and realize - there Are no plates or cupboard

peter keta
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2 years ago

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Mia Rennie
Community Member
4 years ago

duh! why didn't i think of this before

Fangni Hu Lu
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4 years ago

That was what I was going to say...

Marjory Reisher
Community Member
4 years ago

How to you tilt a cabinet mounted to the wall? You can't

Lisa Willis
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4 years ago

The same idea I suggested too

Claudia Bontrager
Community Member
4 years ago

YES

Gary Freitas
Community Member
4 years ago

This is the answer

Carolyn Gee
Community Member
4 years ago

What if it is against the wall and the carpet has a high friction coefficient

Kerry Sants
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4 years ago

That was my solution lol

Enith H
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4 years ago

That's exactly what I was thinking 🙄

Kyle Gilbert
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4 years ago

ya this would work unless it is a very heavy cabnet

Janet Thornton
Community Member
4 years ago

put a large trash can underneath the door and letter rip!!! problem solved.. no clean up !!!lol!!

James Allen
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4 years ago

What if its scewed in the middle?

Tammy Leatherman
Community Member
4 years ago

This is a viable solution!!

Jason Beauvais
Community Member
4 years ago

This is the only way to do it with no potential loss. If the cupboard is heavy tho, you would need several strong people to insure it's safety, so as long as you have some help, this wins!

GrimmR34PER555
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4 years ago

The cupboard's attached to the fucking wall, guys

GrimmR34PER555
Community Member
4 years ago

The cupboard's attached to the fucking wall, guys

Tracy Litsinger
Community Member
4 years ago

Then how did the dishes fall over to begin with? Unless it was an earthquake....if its attached to the wall then the whole house had to of jiggled to knock them outta place...

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Melanie Domb
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4 years ago

I suspect that the cupboard is already against the wall, so that won't work

Ri-han Jager
Community Member
4 years ago

Go to Las Vegas and have fun, get a few drinks, get a bit tipsy. Make sure you get around and meet people. Keep on doing this for a few days, you should by then have met David Copperfield. Make friends with David and invite him over for dinner. Make sure he is very hungry and let him sort out the mess Go to Las Vegas and have fun, get a few drinks, get a bit tipsy. Make sure you get around and meet people. Keep on doing this for a few days, you should by then have met David Copperfield. Make friends with David and invite him over for dinner. Make sure he is very hungry and let him sort out the mess Go to Las Vegas and have fun, get a few drinks, get a bit tipsy. Make sure you get around and meet people. Keep on doing this for a few days, you should by then have met David Copperfield. Make friends with David and invite him over for dinner. Make sure he is very hungry and let him sort out the mess

Tirivashe Marandure
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4 years ago

genius level response

Tirivashe Marandure
Community Member
4 years ago

genius level response.

Sandra Casterán-Pesch
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4 years ago

Thats ehat I thought too!!!

Aria Blystone
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4 years ago

Definitely the most plausible

KesiaKeren DelaTorre
Community Member
4 years ago

Yes this could work

Claire Li
Community Member
4 years ago

kind of attached to the wall? no, tilt the house wait, it's attached to the ground TILT THE WHOLE FUCKING WORLD wait no, IT ALREADY IS

Be Nordling
Community Member
4 years ago

Or, you could try to lift off the backside of the cupboard (usually a light board nailed onto it) and pick out the plates from behind.

Doug Barry-Martin
Community Member
4 years ago

No, tilt the house!

Kathy Benson
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4 years ago

At last somebody wth rational thinkkng

Esther Rieu
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4 years ago

Nooooot stupid.

Menaga Nillavathi
Community Member
4 years ago

put a matress on the floor n open the cupboard

Dottie Mertsky
Community Member
4 years ago

what if this is a built in?

Elina Kelley
Community Member
4 years ago

We actually did that with a curio cabinet at work. Problem solved.

Kyle Jackson
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4 years ago

Boooooo, real-life, booooooooo.

Audrey Miner
Community Member
4 years ago

This is the best answer!

rai mei
Community Member
4 years ago

but it's already tilted according to the picture.. hehe

Jay Sicht
Community Member
4 years ago

I thought of this, but we don't know for sure it's portable and not a built-in.

Dreama Wilson
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4 years ago

You will of course need someone with muscles. lol

Bessam Haj Salem
Community Member
4 years ago

Call Superman then turn the house upside down without any problem

Mihaela Axi Munteanu
Community Member
4 years ago

Yes

Francie Whitesel
Community Member
4 years ago

This seems to be the most real life non magical logical solution.

Franci Hodgkinson Clarke
Community Member
4 years ago

Tilting to side may shift them Back into ace

Gina Rowe
Community Member
4 years ago

Brilliant...!!!

gis
Community Member
4 years ago

now why did no one think of this simple , ingenious idea......we have been thinking of out of the world things except for this one simple solution. bleah.

Tara Al-Barazanchi
Community Member
4 years ago

That was my idea too

Shawna Beamer
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4 years ago

😁😁😁😁😁😁

Trude Hansen
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4 years ago

Wouldn't it lose some gravity on the way and fall through?

Ask Hummelsund
Community Member
4 years ago

Excactly my thoughts! So easy :D

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Impossible to unhang it since the screws typically are mounted inside...

Katie O'Brien
Community Member
4 years ago

It looks more like a free-standing piece known as a Hutch.

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Crystal Lirette
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4 years ago

Then everything else inside breaks. No Go

Max Hallmark
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't see anything inside there that is breakable besides the plates. Besides, the plates will just fall a couple feet before hitting the back of the wooden cupboard when it is tilted. Lol

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Kelsey Ann
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4 years ago

Then the other dishes that are stacked will break

Max Hallmark
Community Member
4 years ago

They may fall a couple feet before hitting the back of the cupboard, but the cupboard is made of wood. The plates would have a much greater chance of surviving than falling further and hitting the floor.

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Sallyy R.
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4 years ago

Tilt....isn't this attached to a wall??

Max Hallmark
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4 years ago

I don't think so. If it was, the plates probably wouldn't have gotten like that.

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Rick Hamilton
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4 years ago

It is screwed to the wall.

Max Hallmark
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4 years ago

How do you know?

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Denise Gray
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4 years ago

That's what I thought too.

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#6

try switching it off then switching it back on again

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Gloria Genova
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4 years ago

:D

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#7

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

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Thorsten M. Weisner
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4 years 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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#8

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!

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Christian Hö
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4 years ago

Doorplateuu, i've come to bergain!

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#9

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

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Yaman Yamaner
Community Member
4 years 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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#10

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

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Quant
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4 years ago

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

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#11

Name it schrodinger's cupboard because at this time the bowls are both intact and broken

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Eyal Nevo
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4 years ago

it woudve been a schrodinger's cupboard if you couldn't see through the door

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#12

Insert a deflated balloon to the bottom, gradually inflate as door open to hold the stack

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Csilla Szabadi
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4 years ago

This one needs way more upvotes :D

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#13

Take a picture of it and ask to people on internet

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Melody Lanzatella
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4 years ago

Done and DONE!

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#14

Try ctrl + Z... this will work

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Hans
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4 years ago

Only if you did not do too many other things since it has happened.

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#15

Tape the cupboard with scallop tape, then leave it for your grandchildren to deal with; or save it as a future dowry for your daughter.

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Hans
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4 years ago

This sounds like the typical political solution proposed for pensions, environmental problems, and social issues.

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#16

gather your friends..make it a party! open the door and as the bowls crash to the floor.. yell OPA! and then you all have a drink together to toast the occasion.

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Matthew Mann
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4 years ago

Alternatively: divorce, retain custody of the cupboard, marry someone Greek.

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#17

The Bored Panda solution: watch pictures of cute animals until you are in a good mood. Open the door and see the mess, be devastated. Read stories about nice humans helping animals. Be glad again. (Go shopping for new dishes.)

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J. Walter Swartz
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4 years ago

Take the cabinet skydiving with you and while in free fall open the cabinet and place the dishes somewhere safe before deploying parachutes

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#18

The theoreticist solution: define the plates to be unbreakable. Open the door savely.

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Sufian Ismail
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4 years ago

I can suggest you the best glue for ceramics instead

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#19

The Jigsaw puzzle champion solution: buy much glue suitable for ceramics. Open the door quickly. Have fun for hours!

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Trent Dirk
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4 years ago

Remove the back of the cupboard ?

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#20

Put the cupboard down horizontally, the plate should fall back. The other way is to open it ever so slightly, then use a metal coat hanger to secure the plate at the bottom, at the same time keep sliding the door until the gap is large enough for your hand to fit in, then you can push up the plates with your hands.

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Stella Stenroos
Community Member
4 years ago

Instead of a coat hanger, use a fish tank net - bend the handle, so that you can first slide the net part in through a tiny gap, then turn it and position to catch (or at least soften the fall of) any falling plates.. Obviously, the net should be as large as possible.

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#21

Photoshop the image as to how it was before this happened and print out the image and stick it in the glass

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Melody Lanzatella
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4 years ago

THIS is the procrastinators advice! I recognize it!

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#22

Give a name to every single plate and tell all Pokemon Player that they "Gotta catch 'em all!"

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José Garcia
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4 years ago

Nail blanket corners to the wall open the door and let the plates fall on to the blanket. Wear a fire fighter uniform

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#23

Spend a few months in the secret mountain tops of Japan and train. You must become a ninja with lightning reflexes. With your newly found ninja skills catching those plates when you open the cupboard will be easy.

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Micah Luthi
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4 years ago

Yah, you'll do it with chopsticks in no time.

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#24

Fly with the cupboard into the outer space. Open it safely. Then go back.

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Charles Chen
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4 years ago

No need to travel that far. The exosphere will do.

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#25

Go to the Cupboard Menue and click Restore

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Karen Ungarino
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4 years ago

It's definitely a job for King Fu Panda!

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#26

once an engineer told me a roll of duct tape would fix any problem

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Kaylee Kua Ruo Zhen
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4 years ago

Call spiderman... or wait long enough for spiders to build enough web inside so the plates would hold

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#27

break the wall from the back of the cupboard

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Brandy Bushway Evitts
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4 years ago

Consider it a loss and go eat ice cream

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#28

The Tolkien solution: get a bunch of dwarves, feed them well, and then tell them it is time to clean up. Open the door. Even though it looks improbably, no dishes will be broken. And they will be super clean afterwards, too!

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David Bechtel
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4 years ago

YUSSS! How is this not the #1 suggestion!?

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#29

The political solution: declare it to be a problem of the next generation. Tell you children that this is how life is. (Rant at them still if they open the door and remind them of their "generational responsibility".)

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Juel Herbranson
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4 years ago

Dig an incredibly long shaft under the house. Then release the house, while in free fall, straighten up the mess. As you pass through the center of the earth, watch for an alien government compound. Use solid booster rocket fuel and rockets from the space shuttle to aid in your ascent and to help spin the house around, now you're on your way to china. ascend from the earth, eject solid booster rockets and land home firmly. learned local dialect and enjoy various soups in your safe bowl set.

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#30

Get a big plastic bowl,stuff it with towels.. Have someone hold the bowl very close to the door, open gently and let it all the plates drop in there.. Even if any breaks, it will save you the stress of cleaning up.

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Anatolij Vynokurov
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4 years ago

take a glass cutter. сut out a holes from glasses part of the door. one from bottom, one from top. one person holds the bottom plates. and another person collects them from above.

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#31

Sell the house

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Ahmed Salama
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4 years ago

Blame it on immigrants, then vote for Trump or to leave the EU

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#32

I think the internet now is more interested in seeing the door actually being open. Be sure to video it and post it on line again, thanks!

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Emily VanDusen
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4 years ago

YES

#33

Do not try to open the door. That's impossible. Instead... only try to realize the truth: There are no dishes.

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Moritz Kosa
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4 years ago

Pull cupboard away from the wall, tip it slowly to the back until it's lying on the backside, the cupboard door shot be facing the ceiling now. Open it and pile your dishes better that time...

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#34

Spin the house round n round n round until the centrifugal force pushes the plates back onto the shelf. Be careful to stop the spin slowly.

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Ashley Britt
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4 years ago

Mr. Wizard, is that you?

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#35

First, create an anti-gravity machine, or yet, try some hollywood slo mo so that you can catch them - or yet, I've got a better idea:hire a juggler!

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Arne- Martinsen
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4 years ago

Ninjuggler

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#36

Write a sign saying Mannequin challenge accepted!

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Talia Regan
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4 years ago

Sing Mannequin

#37

Seal the cupboard tight with gaffa tape.
Pour enough liquid jelly (lime flavour)
Through a small hole in top of cupboard.
Turn the air con on until it sets.

Once jelly has set, slowly open door.
Hopefully it slows the bowls down enough for you to rescue them all.

Invite 25 people over to your house for a bowl of green jelly. Lol!

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Aliu Diliu
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4 years ago

Why lime flavoured?

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#38

Trump solution: build a wall around the shelf and declare that the dishes have fallen because of illegal aliens.
Clinton solution: send an official email through your own server, have it leaked, have this discovered by FBI, blame FBI for not solving the problem with the dishes.

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Yvonne Hughes
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4 years ago

Lmao!

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#39

Break a pane of glass of the cabinet door and take the bowls out that way - instead of trying to open the door.

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Jace
Community Member
4 years ago

Again, glass cutting tools...

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#40

Ok, listen carefully:
you'll need a rocket, a big rope, oxygen tank, parachute

how you do it:
tie the rope around a hook on your cupboard and shoot it to outer space....while in vaccum, do your chore and pull back to earth (we have stringed it right). shoot your parachute...don't die!!

P.S do wear your oxygen masks(unless you are immortal)
Same can be achieved underwater as well, but lets go universal!!!

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Tito Ponce
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4 years ago

You forgot the Rubber Chicken With A Pulley In The Middle

#41

Sell it as a mordern art display and get enough money to by new stuff + you have a great story to tell everyone else!! 😉👍🏻

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Nicole Reber
Community Member
4 years ago

Get a big tub and fill it with water. Make sure it's deep and that it's not too full. Open the cabinet, try to catch as many as you can and let the rest fall in the tub of water. This is definitely and 3 person job minimum.

#42

Use a rolling pin to flatten your arm. Once flat simply slide it up and push the plates back into their place.

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Jemima Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

Unscrew the hinges of the door and slowly tip it from the top down to allow the dishes to only move slightly then have someone on a ladder reach in from the top to grab the dishes

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#43

Hans' solution: ignore the actual task, write so many comments on Bored Panda that at the end of the day you either have 1000 upvotes or 1000 downvotes...or both.

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Alexandra Lee
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4 years ago

Hans!

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#44

Disguise yourself as Jigsaw from the Saw movies, kidnap some people, ask them to figure out how to solve the puzzle or you will kill them.

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Jim Yeandle
Community Member
4 years ago

Perhaps you could take a piece of sheet metal about half the width of the door or about even with the vertical molding on the door. Carefully open the door just enough to slide the sheet metal up and against the dishes. This will likely require two people. Once the metal is in place open the door and while one holds the metal tightly against the shelves the other person can pull the dishes back up on the shelf.

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#45

Less dishes to wash, so definitely open it.

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John Waters
Community Member
4 years ago

Simply acknowledge that there is no way to know the direction of time, other than referring to the idea that entropy increases in the direction of time as we think of it. Then ignore the reference and assume time is running backwards. Yay, the plates are fixing themselves!

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#46

Pour some chemicals on youself in a stormy night. Get struck by lightning. When you get speed force you know what to do.

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Katalin Molnar
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4 years ago

open the water tap and let the water fill the room AND the cupboard. Then open carefully the cupboard: the porcelains will fall anyway but slowly enough to catch them! :)

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#47

Call your mom 🐺

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Melanie Dressed
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4 years ago

Whatever you do, please tell us what happens!

#48

Ok... Do you have an anti-mater partical displacement ray?

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Cassie
Community Member
4 years ago

Anti-Mater? What's wrong with Mater? He's the most amusing tow-truck ever!

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#49

My husband mentioned trying to use a yardstick or something of that nature, partially opening the door and pushing them back. He also suggested getting your significant other drunk then having them open it, that way you can bring it up later and they will buy you a new set out of guilt.

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Mary Bittle
Community Member
4 years ago

Why doesn't this one have more upvotes?!? C'mon, people!

#50

Buy an octopus and sign it up to circus. It will learn tricks there and will be able to catch all the plates.

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darubyprincess
Community Member
1 year ago

yeah, seems legit

#51

Riht click on the window, restore to an earlier time.
If is not Ok, install windows 10, should

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Joshua Jeal
Community Member
4 years ago

You'll need paper plates, bubble wrap, gaffa tape, the Internet and a towel. Tape up the cupboard and wrap in bubble wrap. Sell cupboard and contents on the Internet. Use paper plates instead. (Why the towel? Always carry a towel as it is the most useful thing an interstella hitchhiker can have.)

#52

Try unplugging it.

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Ľubomír Krestián
Community Member
4 years ago

Finally appropriate solution on #65

#53

Wait for the next eartquake to shake them back in position, or fill the cupboard with water, put it in the fridge and when it's frozen open the cupboard, put the ice block in your bed and let it melt, your china is saved and your will have wet dreams that night....

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Alejandra Jover
Community Member
4 years ago

Hahahahhaaaaa!!!!

#54

Create zero gravity.
Open without worrying .

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darubyprincess
Community Member
1 year ago

Ok then. *opens user manual*

#55

Put some thick blankets on the floor before opening the door; or ask someone to hold a blanket with them tightly to catch the falling plates.

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Brandy Bushway Evitts
Community Member
4 years ago

You're gonna need a blowtorch, peanut butter and a plastic spoon...

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#56

Break the glass on the top panel and re-stack the plates before opening the door. That was easy.

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Savant
Community Member
2 years ago

*staples button*

#57

Get a big garbage bag and slide it up in there. Then just blow it up until it pushes everything back onto the shelf.

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Jerico Marte
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4 years ago

i think this will work if done properly..

#58

Have you tried resetting your router?

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darubyprincess
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1 year ago

Idk, maybe

#59

Variation of a solution mentioned. Don't smash the glass pane next to the plates, get a glass cutter and cut the pane out while someone is pressing the other door tightly, so the bowls won't slip. Then reach in and remove the bowls.

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#60

Host a Greek Wedding, let the plates smash, then add their replacement cost to the wedding invoice.

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#61

Slide open the damn door and scream anti-materialism anthems.

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#62

The misanthropist solution: call someone else without showing him what is wrong, glue his or her hand to the door, then leave. Rant at him or her if you hear cracking sounds.

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Jarrod Owens
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4 years ago

pretty simple really, if you unhinge the door to the cabinet, you can open the cabinet from the top (like a draw bridge) and the cabinet door itself will catch/ support the dishes while you grab them from the top

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#63

Get the magic wand and say : Wingardium Leviosa!!! If you haven't mastered it, try Hogwarts!

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Brittanica Stra
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4 years ago

Hermione's Timeturner would also work, you could go back and take dishes out of cupboard before they would have fallen, then give them as a gift to Sirius Black to take on his trip on Buckbeak. They would be great to use in human or dog form.

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#64

Break the glass on the right side of the cupboard, and squeeze in a lot of pillows, or an entire cotton mattress. Then open the door, and the mattress will fall out and catch the plates.. hopefully.. :)

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#65

I'm afraid the Internet cannot help you open the cupboard. You have to do it yourself.

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Jerico Marte
Community Member
4 years ago

She's asking for solutions. Not trying to make the internet DO it for her. She will do it herself, once she gets the answer she thinks is most useful. Sheesh.

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#66

The Logopolis Solution: what you have is a problem of entropy. Your nice, ordered plates, suspended in the cupboard are tending dangeroysly to disorder. To solve this, simply create a Charged Vacuum Embointment into E-Space inside the cupboard so that the entropy can safely drain away. Just don't let some maniac get his hands on an Earth radio telescope circa 1970s or 80s, or else he could close the CVE which would shatter your plates instantly

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Jason Wright
Community Member
4 years ago

You get a jellybaby for that one.

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#67

Two Options:

Call Phineas and Ferb and ask them to make you a machine to catch falling plates, or to reverse time.

Or maybe you could buy a wand and say ,"Reparo."

TAADAA!!!

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Lauren Mitchell
Community Member
4 years ago

Or Wingardium Leviosa

#68

If my observation is correct, the door has a sliding mechanism, instead of being suspended by hinges. So you can slide it very carefully, until you're able to put your arm in and grab the plates.
But hey where's the fun in that ?
I suggest you steal the newly confiscated timeturner from hermiones office, turn back time and put the plates more carefully in the cupboard. Just to realize that by rearranging the plates, you changed everything and helped Voldemort win the battle at Hogwarts! fck...

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Angelle WEBB
Community Member
4 years ago

Thank you! Finally someone with common sense!

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#69

Press the door while you slide it slowly until you can fit your hand in.

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#70

Get a huge shopping bag, fill the bottom with bubble wrap. Lift the bag as close as possible to the draw opening. Get another person to hold the bag, open the draw and quickly grab as many of the plates as possible. Let the rest drop into the bag without harm.

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amir ridhwan
Community Member
4 years ago

Bring the cupboard approaching the speed of light. Time dilation will allow you to catch the falling bowls easily.

#71

Reminiscent of Windows 95/XP....Try upgrading cupboard software.

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#72

Build a wall. Works every time.

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#73

Hire a group of programmers. Make them recreate the entire situation in a virtual reality scenario. Train your reflexes to learn how the plates will fall every time, and when you're consistently able to save them all from breaking, try it in real life.

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#74

you have to use the antigravity

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#75

A - A - B - X - Y - A - B - up - down - left - left- right - A - B - B - Y - X - select

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#76

Wait until the next earthquake solves the problem.

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#77

Bang on it with a wrench. I don't know how, but it works every time.

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#78

If the plate is leaning against the glass, the claw track won’t allow the claw to get close enough to nab it. Use the claw to drag the one close to the drop zone. instead. Practice more!

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#79

Open the left side and drill a hole in the dividing wood, big enough for your hand to fit through. Adjust plates. Patch and paint hole.

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#80

Gently remove the window glass above the plates and stick your hand in it. Eventually remove the glass on the underside to catch any falling plates. Good luck from the Netherlands 🇳🇱 😄

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Elizabeth Schmitt
Community Member
4 years ago

Did you try turning it off and on again?

#81

1- Pray until Jesus apears
2- open the cupboard
3- ask Jesus for help you cleaning the mess

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#82

Enlist two strong people to help.Have the two people slowly tip the china cupboard backwards about 45 degrees until the bowls settle slowly, then simply open the door a hand's width, slide you hand in and turn the first bowl sideways and remove. Repeat.

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#83

Ask people on Boredpanda, let them answer and wait until you guess you have 1 or 2 best answers are possible to do.

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#84

A couple of things indicate that it is a sliding door that slides to the right. I feel one can safely slide the door by 4-5 inches to the right and insert ones left hand. You can take help from a left handed / ambidextrous friend to be safe.

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Community Member
4 years ago

See the hardware on the bottom left, it is only found on sliding doors. It is at a place where there would typically be a hinge in a casement door. Also it seems to be a very large door pane, approx 4'X8', that size door is very uncommon in a crockery cabinet and would also require the mullions and transoms to be stronger (thicker)

#85

Post a picture of your predicament on the Internet to seek advice!

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Melanie Gorman
Community Member
4 years ago

And entertainment value to reduce the stress while figuring it out!

#86

Hit the back button a couple of times.

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#87

Remove the board from the back of the cabinet or the one on the top if it is a top shelf. You will have a better aproach and you won't destroy anything this way.

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#88

Get a large stack of old newspapers, and a helper. Slip the paper in through a crack in the cupboard door. Continue until the empty space is filled with paper. Slowly and carefully open cupboard while friend is poised to catch, dishes. Maybe have 3rd person to take the dishes from the first so they can continue trying to stablize plates.

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#89

Look at the cupboard and rack your brain for a possible solution. When you don't find one; which you won't, just take one last look and start crying. Continue crying till your husband and kids come home and make them get you a new set or refuse to fulfill any motherly-Wifey duties.

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Paul Hajdu
Community Member
4 years ago

Invite over family and friends, cook a turkey or ham - big dinner. Ask nephew or niece to set the table. When dishes break parents of nephew or niece will buy replacements. Works best if there is already a rift between in-laws

#90

Sit down. Relax. Find you inner center. Realize that we all - the whole cosmos - is linked. We're all one. We're all a tiny piece of something so big, we'd never understand. Take a deep breath. Open the cupboard. You shouldn't worry about the broken dishes and your bleeding face now.

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#91

Put up a sign "Cupboard Out Of Order"

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#92

Waiting for the best possible advice how to open the cupboard make sure you secure the door so it won't open with the pressure of the plates :-) or to much movement around the cupboard:-)and good luck! Don't smash the door glass, gently and carefully cut the glass (tools needed)big enough to take the plates out !They are beautuful :-) and don't replace the broken glass,leave it as something to remember by...

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#93

Just break the plates, life is to short!!

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Anna Catalano
Community Member
4 years ago

Use the force...

#94

Get a glass cutter cut hole in glass paine above or below to stick hand in - replace glass

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#95

Glass cutter to cut off the glass at the bottom. Put a cushion for the bowls to fall on. From the same hole you can slowly take the rest of the bowls off the cupboard.

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#96

the good plates are in the other cupboard

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#97

Open the top of the cabinet and get the plates. ask for a carpenter to do it for yah.

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#98

Paint the glass a dark color and ask some jerk neighbor to come for tea, cups are in the cupboard help your self 😉

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#99

Buy a new cupboard and a new set of plates that look exactly the same as the current one. Place the new cupboard right in front of the existing, arrange the plates to your delight. Problem solved! Out of sight, out of mind!

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#100

Open and close the door quickly over and over again until they shift into a more stable position.

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#101

Switch off thw lights..invite ur friends for a party.. ask one of em to open thw cupboard n grab some plates.. once they open n smash the plates..Ask em to pay for it..

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#102

Get a pillow or something that is soft and have another person who is fast and precise to help you catch the bowls as you open it. They will start low and quickly go up as you open that thing. You will save some, you might smash some, but better then having it all hit the floor. Next time don't overload it.

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#103

Take a tremendous poop on the floor where the plates will fall and then leave the room without wiping your bum.

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4 years ago

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#104

She should blame the immigrants and vote for a right wing party.

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#105

Get two people to hold a blanket underneath and slowly open the door but keep the blanket close as u can to the cupboard

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#106

Try putting the cupboard in rice.

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#107

Smash the plates and put a sticker on them saying "Made in China".

Problem solved.

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#108

things you need:
1.duck tape
2.scissors

four easy steps:
1. wrap the duck tape around the cupboard.
2. think about a fancy title like "untouchable" or "time would tell"
3. sell it to an art exhibit. profit.
4. buy new dishes and cupboard.

(if this happens again, repeat)

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#109

Call a coupla hard, pipe-hittin' *gentelmen*, who'll go to work on the plates with a pair of pliers and a blow torch. You hear me talkin', dishes? I'ma get medieval on your ass.

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#110

Or..... You could just open the door, wave your hand and yell "Arresto Momentum"

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#111

have a pint at the winchester and wait for this whole thing to blow over...

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#112

Create a vacuum chamber,get an old Spacesuit from NASA.You got it babe.

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#113

Have Barry Allen aka the Flash go back in time to save his mom from being killed, creating a new time-line, a Flashpoint paradox in which the dishes are perfectly stacked and a monkey is in the White House

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#114

Don't worry Ma'am, I have escalated the issue to our technical support team. If I were in your position, I would be frustrated too. Have you tried resetting your phone? Turn it off then turn it back on after a few minutes. That should work.

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#115

Place orange portal next to the cabinet then place the blue portal inside the cabinet, reach in and stack them neatly back inside then open the door. Problem Solved.

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Scoth McBeast
Community Member
4 years ago

How does one put the blue portal through the glass? I'm convinced the cube is needed.

#116

Swish & flick your wand while saying wingardium leviosa.

P.S. It's pronounced "LeviOsa" NOT "LevioSA"

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#117

Smash the bottom glass, Squeeze yourself into the cupboard. Make a selfie in the cupboard and rearrange the plates.

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#118

Build a pillow fort in front of it and open the cabinet door and let it fall out with out breaking some of them.

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#119

go to the Winchester, have a nice cold pint, and wait for all of this to blow over. How's that for a slice of fried gold?

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#120

A pane of glass cost much less then the china. break a pane above the dishes, reach in and arrange them then you can open the door!

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#121

Just open the door, let them break and then use the reparo charm on them. Merlin's beard, muggles are so dumb.

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#122

Pray they weren't expensive

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#123

You must have done something by now. Tell us the outcome!!

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#124

Use Flipendo💥
or Alohomora-> Immobulus-> gather your dishes and put them in place
Or Alohomora-> booom -> repairo-> wingardium laviosa-> back in place.
Still fail? Use Avada Kedavra or yourself.

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#125

Have sex in next room. Bang against wall so hard cabinet falls down and breaks bowls. Blame husband. Go shopping
;)

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#126

Open the back panel. It's normally made with thin wood.

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#127

Build a wall and let the plates pay for it

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#128

Maybe you should sell ur house at the very expensive price and add a few words about ur antique bowls.or just open a life insurance for ur bowl..

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#129

Put on a horror movie on Netflix and face it towards the cupboard. The crockery will move back in horror. Job done !!

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#130

Whatever you do, make sure you record it and post it :)

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#131

Call it art and sell it for money to buy new plates

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#132

These plates are fragile millenials. That cupboard is an Ivy league campus. Never open into reality - they need their SAFE SPACE

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#133

Wait for an earthquake and blame the earthquake.

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#134

rewind!!!!!

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Dan Musso
Community Member
4 years ago

Jack up one side of the house til they fall back in place...tadaa

#135

https://www.marathonhousewares.com/product-category/storage-cases/

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#136

Call Donald Trump to grab them.

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#137

Remove the pane of glass on the right, should give you enough access.. .

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#138

Remove the pane of glass on the right.

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#139

Wingardium Leviosa

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#140

Take the NON violence stand. Sit down on a comfy chair and meditate , meditate as long as your wishes come true . The plate will come to they own place by it self. Time does not exist in the Transcendent , so go and dive deep inside the transcendental state of consciousness. Bye the way many other problems will be solved till the plates come back to its own place! Enjoy

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#141

Solution needs two persons: the first puts his(her) hand on the glass front of the plates. The second cuts the glass around that hand with a glass cutter. (s)he then opens the door slowly and grabs the plates as the other stays still.

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#142

Put a loose (baggy) and elastic fabric as a safenet underneath te door, full of small balls of styrofoam and open it maybe you'll safe some plates

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#143

Destroy Earth. Problem solved.

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#144

Try Clearing the cache memory!!!

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#145

Book a trip on a commercial space flight and simply slip the cupboard through as hand luggage. Once out of the atmosphere and the pull of earth's gravity is sufficiently reduced, open the door and rearrange the plates. Maybe think about putting them on the lower shelf next time so if it happens again they won't have as far to fall.

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#146

Get a camera > Videotape it > Get internet famous

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#147

Simply cut the window on the right with a glass cutter and use the most trusted hand of yours and put the plates back.

Invite all Bored Panda users to dinner.

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#148

Let me come over and ask the dishes out on a date, they will all back away from me into their rightful places telling me they have a boyfriend.

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#149

look at the door, slide to right, and grab the dishes

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#150

Run back to the past using your speed force, where the dishes were still stacked and stop whoever created that chaos. But in doing so you'll be altering the timeline, but a few bowls are worth the risk. So run, Mother, RUN!

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#151

Unscrew the cupboard door and slide it up til your hand fits under

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Jacob Tanner
Community Member
4 years ago

Probably can't unscrew it because the screws are normally on the inside of the hinges. But depending on the type of hinge you might be able to remove the hinge pins and do like you're suggesting.

#152

Go to ninja training to master speed and accuracy until able to open and catch falling plates.

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#153

Do not try and save the bowls. That's impossible. Instead, only realize the truth... THERE ARE NO BOWLS. Then you will see that it is not the bowls that gets saved, it is yourself.

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#154

Pry off top of cabninet and grab all bowls, or get circular drill bill large enough for arm to move bowls back then glue the cut out hole back in place and paint over the cut lines

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#155

Offer to babysit a friend's hyperactive children. "Accidentally" feed them too much sugar and let them loose near cupboard.

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#156

Get a long strip of duct tape, open the door just enough to slide it in front of danger zone dishes with the sticky side toward the cupboard body. When in place, secure tape to cupboard. Repeat as necessary. Open door, rearrange dishes as needed, remove tape.

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#157

Open the left cupboard and empty it.then open a hole through the wood or remove it.reach the plates through there.open.replace wood.jobs done

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#158

If u can slide the door open a smidge pass a long balloon and blow it up, repeat til full, then open.

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#159

lay the cupboars horicontal down of its back on the ground or take a mattress under de door

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#160

Go to CERN and get a PhD in particle physics. Discover the graviton and anti-gravity. Create an anti gravity gun. Have earth invaded by aliens. Save the day using said gun. Remember this all started due to the damn plates. Come home and find the house a wreck but cupboard still intact. Use the gravity gun to get the plates out. Lose your shit when the battery runs out mid way smashing them to pieces. At least you saves earth.

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#161

Detach the entire cabinet, lay it on its back and open the fucking thing

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#162

#mannequinchallenge: falling plates version

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#163

Do not try and open the cupboard. That's impossible. Instead... only try to realize the truth.
There are no dishes.
Then you'll see, that it is not the cupboard that opens, it is only yourself.

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#164

You know how your socks go missing? Those are sock goblins. Summon one and pay them in socks to magically teleport the dishes out of the cupboard. Make sure the socks are nice.

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#165

Create a spider-web of duct tape across the glass, from frame to frame; ensure it is pretty heavily built up near to the first-instant fall point. Open glass and adjust bowls within spidey holes.

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#166

Just wait awhile quantum theory states that any arrangement of particles is possible and will occur given sufficient time, hopefully this rearrangement will occur before the imminent heat death of the universe

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#167

Ask Mr Trump. He will make the cupboard with plates great again.

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#168

CARDBOARD. Open the door slightly and slide a piece of cardboard between the door and the plates. Now, holding the cardboard, you can open the door freely. Once the door is open, you can use your free hand to reach around the cardboard and arrange the plates.

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#169

What do you value more...the dishes or that top pane of glass that you could break and reach in to pull the dishes back?

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#170

If you have a gap at the top of the cabinet door between it and the ceiling, take a long piece of paper, slide it through the door while slightly open. Hold paper above and below the door. Tension the paper to hold the bowls while you carefully open the door and quickly grab the bowls. Might buy you enough time. Suggest something strong, like parchment paper.

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#171

cut one of glass panels above the dishes and get dishes out . Then simply replace the glass panel, cheaper then letting dishes get broken and saves the dishes which may not be replaceable!

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#172

Send this picture to the cupboard producer and ask them to send you a set of nice porcelain before you sue them!

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#173

Drill a circular hole in the top of the cupboard to fit your hand/arm. Grab them one at a time from the top and stack them back on the shelf. Take arm out of the hole. Buy a 6"x2" piece of wood and nails. Nail the circle cutout to the wood. Place cutout in the hole, and nail back to the cupboard. Now there is no hole, and you saved the plates.

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#174

Seriously? I would open the cupboard about 1/8 to 1/4 inch, and slide in a thin but sturdy piece of plexiglass parallel to the cupboard door. (As big as the door).

Press it firmly against the shelf, keep holding it tightly against the shelf, and open the door. Now you have a door that you can slowly and incrementally slide down, rather than opening all at once.

Slowly slide it down, pulling out the dishes as you go. If I am picturing this correctly, you should be able to save every dish

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#175

They won't fall if you open the glass slowly and just enough to insert your arm which is doable because there is still space from both sides of the glass. slide the door to the right while the pressure of the objects on the glass will stop from making them fall, then you would substitute that pressure with your palm.

Third law of motion: When one object exerts a force on another, the second object exerts on the first a force equal in magnitude but opposite in direction.

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4 years ago

"Edited" They won't fall. if you open the glass slowly and just enough to insert your arm which is doable because there is still space from both sides of the glass. slide the door to the right while the opposite pressure of the objects on the glass will stop it from making them fall, then you would substitute that pressure with your palm. Third law of motion: When one object exerts a force on another, the second object exerts on the first a force equal in magnitude but opposite in direction.

#176

The answer to this is simple.
1. ) Submit this to the mannequin challenge
2.) ???
3.) Profit

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#177

Open the cupboard to the left & use a jigsaw to cut a hole between the two. Reach in and carefully pull out the plates. The cupboard can easily be replaced, but those dishes might not be able to be! :)

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#178

1. Open door.
2. Invite all Kings horses.
Important addendum: do not invite (or immediately uninvite) all Kings men. They have a terrible track record with matters of this sort.

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#179

Take comfort in the fact that in the parallel universe your dinner service is not screwed!