Peak dad: Father gets the lid off jam jar, saves the day on MasterChef

Incontrovertible proof that dads are the best at unscrewing lids, a father of a MasterChef Brazil contestant stepped in to help out with a particularly tricky jar in dramatic fashion this week.

  • Exile1981

    That is a good dad. At my house the usual requests for my special dad skills are opening the jars, using the BBQ, operating the heavy machinery, running the archery range and blowing up balloons for the kids.

  • Hard Little Machine

    First of all what the fuck, Second, it’s in Russia

    • ☭ Vladimir Putin ☭

      I can open jars from across the room with my mind.

      • But can you raise the rouble with your mind? (Please don’t hurt my cat.)

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    Sexist jars are the worst!

  • glasnost

    Dads are important. I feel sorry for kids who had to grow up without one.

  • disqus_W6sfZCiOd8

    A most agreeable video. Finally a hero.

  • Jay Currie

    Smart dads get a knife, put the point on the lid and give it a bang. Releases the vacuum and off comes the lid…but brute force is good too.

    • Minicapt

      Hold the jar at 45-60deg from the horizontal, whack it against the counter with the impact hitting the top edge of the lid. If the countertop is granite, a tap is usually sufficient.
      A hammer can be excessive …


      • I usually just whack the stubborn ones with a butter knife.

      • Jay Currie

        If the jar is glass… Yummy shards.

        • Minicapt

          … 25+ years, not yet.


          • Jay Currie

            Must be all in the wrist…