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


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



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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.


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.


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.


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.


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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