Non-Obvious Answers to the Stupid Problems Life Gives Us  

Problem: Where do I find one of those old-fashioned jar openers (also called a "lid wrench")? (figure 1) They worked so much better than all the modern alternatives.

figure 1
figure 1

Answer: Go to the hardware store and buy the largest plumber's wrench you can find. (figure 2)

figure 2
figure 2

(A reader wrote to tell that the real thing is still sold. Search for "twister jar opener" using your favorite search engine.)

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