There’s nothing quite like a splinter to ruin an otherwise perfect day.
One minute you’re frolicking about, fancy-free, enjoying the sights and sounds of the great outdoors.
The next, your entire universe is your splinter-ladden finger. Nothing else exists.
cannot… focus… on anything… but fingie
Yes, splinters are tiny but conniving little fucks, and getting them out can prove to be a serious challenge.
Do you try squeezing it out using just your (other, non-impinged upon) fingers? Do you hack at it with a pair of tweezers till all the surrounding area is red raw and bleeding? Do you just cut your finger off altogether?
Thanks to one crafty mother in the UK, we’ve discovered a genius, pain-free way to evict a splinter from your finger.
Claire Bullen-Jones from Wigan, England, shared her pain-free splinter removal hack on Facebook and parents are wigan out over it.
“Kids got a splinter? Grab the Calpol box (in ‘Strayan terms, this is kids’ Panadol) and take out the syringe that comes with it! Make sure it’s clean obviously!” she scribes enthusiastically.
The trick is, you place the small hole of the syringe over the splinter and pull the syringe plunger out quickly. The suction from the pull will draw the splinter right out, totally painlessly:
GENEOUS. Absolutely GENIUOUS.
The hack has been shared a whopping 86,000 times, and Ms Bullen-Jones’ Facebook friends are clearly lapping up the viral goodness:
Lol. File this one under useful shit you’ll probably forget when you need it but is cool to know all the same.