WATCH: How to remove a ring stuck on a finger with dental floss

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Why would someone stick a ring on their finger with dental floss?

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Clever!

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I didn’t know how it was going to work until the very end.

I assumed the dental floss would compress the finger and the ring would slip off that way. The coiling action was pretty cool.

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A most excellent wonderful thing- thanks Mark!

Alternate dental floss method: tie the floss at the base of the finger as tightly as possible. Ten days later, give the finger a gentle tug. Ring and finger are then easily separated when loose, and the ring is as good as new.

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Really though, I learned this in the Cub Scout manual. In 1965. Nothing new.

Maybe a detail, but wrapping down the finger seems to deal with the swelling better. But either way is much better than nothing.

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I thought it was going to be more like this;

Because they didn’t have any ring floss.

Well, I guess if you know how to do it, there’s no point letting anyone else in on the secret.

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Whenever someone shoots video in portrait mode, it makes the ghost of Eadweard Muybridge cry.

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relevant xkcd

Give it a rest already.

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Here’s the ER elastic method:

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