Mom Asks The Internet To Help Her Open This Cupboard, Here Are The Responses
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.
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.
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.
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.
Flood the house, then open the cupboard without any risk!
try switching it off then switching it back on again
Just let yourself die and respawn back to your last check point when the plates were nicely stacked
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!
Sell it to the museum and name it the "Frozen in Time" series.
Open the door just a tiny bit and fill the whole thing with expanding foam
Name it schrodinger's cupboard because at this time the bowls are both intact and broken
Insert a deflated balloon to the bottom, gradually inflate as door open to hold the stack
Take a picture of it and ask to people on internet
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.
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.
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.)
The theoreticist solution: define the plates to be unbreakable. Open the door savely.
The Jigsaw puzzle champion solution: buy much glue suitable for ceramics. Open the door quickly. Have fun for hours!
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.
Photoshop the image as to how it was before this happened and print out the image and stick it in the glass
Give a name to every single plate and tell all Pokemon Player that they "Gotta catch 'em all!"
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.
Fly with the cupboard into the outer space. Open it safely. Then go back.
Go to the Cupboard Menue and click Restore
once an engineer told me a roll of duct tape would fix any problem
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!
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".)
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.
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!
Do not try to open the door. That's impossible. Instead... only try to realize the truth: There are no dishes.
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.
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!
Write a sign saying Mannequin challenge accepted!
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!
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.
Break a pane of glass of the cabinet door and take the bowls out that way - instead of trying to open the door.
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!!!
Sell it as a mordern art display and get enough money to by new stuff + you have a great story to tell everyone else!! 😉👍🏻
Use a rolling pin to flatten your arm. Once flat simply slide it up and push the plates back into their place.
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.
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.
Less dishes to wash, so definitely open it.
Pour some chemicals on youself in a stormy night. Get struck by lightning. When you get speed force you know what to do.
Call your mom 🐺
Ok... Do you have an anti-mater partical displacement ray?
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.
Buy an octopus and sign it up to circus. It will learn tricks there and will be able to catch all the plates.
Riht click on the window, restore to an earlier time.
If is not Ok, install windows 10, should
Try unplugging it.
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....
Create zero gravity.
Open without worrying .
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.
Break the glass on the top panel and re-stack the plates before opening the door. That was easy.
Get a big garbage bag and slide it up in there. Then just blow it up until it pushes everything back onto the shelf.
Have you tried resetting your router?
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.
Host a Greek Wedding, let the plates smash, then add their replacement cost to the wedding invoice.
Slide open the damn door and scream anti-materialism anthems.
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.
Get the magic wand and say : Wingardium Leviosa!!! If you haven't mastered it, try Hogwarts!
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.. :)
I'm afraid the Internet cannot help you open the cupboard. You have to do it yourself.
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
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."
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...
Press the door while you slide it slowly until you can fit your hand in.
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.
Reminiscent of Windows 95/XP....Try upgrading cupboard software.
Build a wall. Works every time.
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.
you have to use the antigravity
A - A - B - X - Y - A - B - up - down - left - left- right - A - B - B - Y - X - select
Wait until the next earthquake solves the problem.
Bang on it with a wrench. I don't know how, but it works every time.
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!
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.
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 🇳🇱 😄
1- Pray until Jesus apears
2- open the cupboard
3- ask Jesus for help you cleaning the mess
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.
Ask people on Boredpanda, let them answer and wait until you guess you have 1 or 2 best answers are possible to do.
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.
Post a picture of your predicament on the Internet to seek advice!
Hit the back button a couple of times.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Put up a sign "Cupboard Out Of Order"
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...
Just break the plates, life is to short!!
Get a glass cutter cut hole in glass paine above or below to stick hand in - replace glass
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.
the good plates are in the other cupboard
Open the top of the cabinet and get the plates. ask for a carpenter to do it for yah.
Paint the glass a dark color and ask some jerk neighbor to come for tea, cups are in the cupboard help your self 😉
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!
Open and close the door quickly over and over again until they shift into a more stable position.
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..
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.
Take a tremendous poop on the floor where the plates will fall and then leave the room without wiping your bum.
She should blame the immigrants and vote for a right wing party.
Get two people to hold a blanket underneath and slowly open the door but keep the blanket close as u can to the cupboard
Try putting the cupboard in rice.
Smash the plates and put a sticker on them saying "Made in China".
things you need:
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)
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.
Or..... You could just open the door, wave your hand and yell "Arresto Momentum"
have a pint at the winchester and wait for this whole thing to blow over...
Create a vacuum chamber,get an old Spacesuit from NASA.You got it babe.
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
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.
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.
Swish & flick your wand while saying wingardium leviosa.
P.S. It's pronounced "LeviOsa" NOT "LevioSA"
Smash the bottom glass, Squeeze yourself into the cupboard. Make a selfie in the cupboard and rearrange the plates.
Build a pillow fort in front of it and open the cabinet door and let it fall out with out breaking some of them.
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?
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!
Just open the door, let them break and then use the reparo charm on them. Merlin's beard, muggles are so dumb.
Pray they weren't expensive
You must have done something by now. Tell us the outcome!!
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.
Have sex in next room. Bang against wall so hard cabinet falls down and breaks bowls. Blame husband. Go shopping
Open the back panel. It's normally made with thin wood.
Build a wall and let the plates pay for it
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..
Put on a horror movie on Netflix and face it towards the cupboard. The crockery will move back in horror. Job done !!
Whatever you do, make sure you record it and post it :)
Call it art and sell it for money to buy new plates
These plates are fragile millenials. That cupboard is an Ivy league campus. Never open into reality - they need their SAFE SPACE
Wait for an earthquake and blame the earthquake.
Call Donald Trump to grab them.
Remove the pane of glass on the right, should give you enough access.. .
Remove the pane of glass on the right.
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
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.
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
Destroy Earth. Problem solved.
Try Clearing the cache memory!!!
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.
Get a camera > Videotape it > Get internet famous
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.
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.
look at the door, slide to right, and grab the dishes
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!
Unscrew the cupboard door and slide it up til your hand fits under
Go to ninja training to master speed and accuracy until able to open and catch falling plates.
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.
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
Offer to babysit a friend's hyperactive children. "Accidentally" feed them too much sugar and let them loose near cupboard.
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.
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
If u can slide the door open a smidge pass a long balloon and blow it up, repeat til full, then open.
lay the cupboars horicontal down of its back on the ground or take a mattress under de door
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.
Detach the entire cabinet, lay it on its back and open the fucking thing
#mannequinchallenge: falling plates version
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.
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.
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.
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
Ask Mr Trump. He will make the cupboard with plates great again.
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.
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?
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.
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!
Send this picture to the cupboard producer and ask them to send you a set of nice porcelain before you sue them!
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.
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
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.
The answer to this is simple.
1. ) Submit this to the mannequin challenge
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! :)
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.
Take comfort in the fact that in the parallel universe your dinner service is not screwed!
Put one of those egg crate mattress toppers on the floor before you try any of the above ideas 😉
Call the fire department and tell them someone is about to jump when they arrive show them the situation, I'm sure they'll understand
Easy! Use the good old Day of the Tentacle Trick:
1) Place Laverne in front of cupboard, ready to catch plates.
2) Switch player from Laverne to Hoagie
4) Encourage George Washington to cut some - not all - of the tree down. Just enough wood to make the shelves, but not the door.
5) When you switch back to Laverne, she should be holding the plates safely. If not, load and try a different approach on (4).
Don't you have an Indian in your cupboard? Ask him politely to assist you.
Say "Wingardium Leviosa!" Don't forget to swish and flick.
Try thinking positively! You know, in a cupboard-half-full kinda way!
Create a kickstarter or indigogo account to fund the broken plates, you might be lucky it might be overly funded.. Tip: make your video super interesting so many will fund it. Good luck.. I believe in you.. 1 week left..
Unhinge cabinet door, push door up against plates and carefully slide door up until edge of door reaches bottom of messy shelf. Tilt edge of door in until parallel to messy shelf (hence letting cabinet door act as extension of shelf.) Voila. Let the dishes slide onto door, hopefully unscathed
CTRL + ALT + DELETE
By the looks of it its a sliding door, that'd make things harder. Anyways, either tip the whole thing on it's back or break a pane or try a slim tool, put pieces of (duc)tape in and secure the plates to the shelves. Open door and peel tape from plates one by one
Open the door very slightly and stick a spatula in, hold the plates with said spatula and open door enough to get other hand in to grip remaining section of plates.
This would only work with a sliding door. Get a small curtain dowel with curtain attachment. Slightly slide door open just enough to slide dowel into cupboard. Bottom of the curtain then is tacked to the back of the cupboard with a second dowel. Bowls slide the curtain to a safe location at the back of the cupboard.