- Right handed people. When opening a jar…do you…
…hold the jar or lid with your dominant right hand?Posted 4 years ago
Only asking, as I got called weird today for holding the jar with my right hand and twisting the lid with my left. I’ve never even thought about it before but everyone thought it was rather strange and I was the only one who did it this way. Left handed people feel to let me know how you do it?
Sorry for the ridiculous thread but I need to prove I’m not the only weirdo on the planet.richpipsMember
Left hand on lid, right on jar, make noises then pass to youngest child after saying “no sorry can’t do it”
NB sometimes requires boiling water which somewhat takes away the magician thing.
NNB Child doesn’t require boiling water.
NNNB Child will need boiling water after for making tea.Posted 4 years agostu170Subscriber
Quite a while ago when very bored at work I thought about this. As im right handed and hold jar left hand lid right. But I hold a spade left at top right at bottom like a lefty and play pool/snooker lefty way.Posted 4 years ago
My experiment involved how you cross your arms. I folded mine with left hand under right bicep and right hand on top of left bicep with left arm showing…..I thought there may be a connection to which is your dominant hand. Turns oit there isnt…..
But. Now fold your arms the other way round as in the other arm on top. Weird ehCougarSubscriber
It’s nothing to do with your handed-ness; jars are handed.
Think about which muscles you’re using with the jar in one hand, then the other. With the jar in your left hand you’re pushing with weaker muscles, in your right you’re pulling with much stronger ones(*).
As a left-hander, it’s natural for me to pick up stuff with my left hand and therefore open jars “incorrectly”; it was only a couple of years ago that I worked this out.
(* – quiet at the back)Posted 4 years ago
Lid in the left, jar in the right – you’re pushing in with BOTH hands.
Jar in the left, lid in the right – you’re pushing out with BOTH hands.
And you exert almost the same force with both hands, maybe a fraction more with the hand which moves than the hand which stays stationary.Posted 4 years ago
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