When John Landis Mason invented his namesake jar in 1858, he probably never imagined that his legacy would one day include tales of people getting their hands stuck in the iconic jars. Of course there wasn't Twitter back in Mason's day, but we now live in an age where, in the blink of an eye, a person can get their hand stuck in a jar, photograph it, and share that vital information with the world.
Two camps formed on Twitter. The first firmly believed that breaking the jar was the answer. (Note: This is probably not a good idea. Broken class is sharp and can cut you.)
people get hand stuck in mason jar: Them: gotta go to the hospital— 👾 (@ceesaIes) October 12, 2017
Me: Break the glass....duh
If you guys get your hand stuck in a mason jar make sure you have a hammer or hard surface nearby.— Mason (@MasonD3V) October 12, 2017
The other camp had a preventive approach that wasn't terribly helpful to people with their hands already stuck, but may help others avoid this fate.
🤔 Sometimes I wonder if people know they can get stuff out of a mason jar without using their hand.— ShadowCater (@Reinetier) October 12, 2017
Want to not get your hand stuck in a mason jar?— AndwooOOoo Tate. 👻 (@Spudfish83) October 12, 2017
Step 1: pick up the jar.
Step 2: tilt the jar until the contents come out.
Step 3: sod off.