Houston, we have a problem! How is it possible to open this cupboard without breaking all the china plates?
A photo captured after an earthquake in the Japanese Tottori Prefecture in southern Honshu on October 21 last year drove the internet mad. After Atsunori Kishida, the owner of the Ryokan hotel, Suigo, posted the picture, the netizens were coming up with hilarious solutions.
Below you can see some of the best responses and tips on how to open the cupboard.
“If the plates are cheap then open the door. But if the plates are irreplaceable, smash the glass.”
“Build an identical house with only one difference, put the plates on the shelf.”
“Have a drink and wait for husband to come home. Start a random argument and then go to the kitchen open the door and let it smash. Blame it on the husband.”
“Flood the house, then open the cupboard without any risk!”
“Tilt the cupboard backwards and then open it.”
“Have you tried switching it off then switching it on?”
“Just die and respawn to your last checkpoint.”
“Go to Kamar-Taj, see The Ancient One, be a sorcerer, find The Eye of Agamotto, reverse or stop time, arrange back, and you’re done!”
“Sell it as a ”Frozen in Time” series.”
“Open the door just a little bit and fill the cupboard with expanding foam.”
“Name it Schrodinger’s cupboard because at this time the bowls are both intact and broken.”
“Insert a balloon to the bottom, and then inflate as the door opens to hold the stack.”
“Take a picture of it and ask people on internet.”
(I see what you did there).
“Try ctrl + Z.”
“Tape the cupboard and leave it as your grandchildren’s problem.”
But, as you can see Kishida solved the problem alone. He opened the door carefully and moved the plates until they were stable.
— はわい温泉しあわせひょうたんの宿旅館水郷 (@suigou) October 21, 2016