HOLD EVERYTHING! It turns out we’ve all been putting Band-Aids on wrong all this time!
A video from 5-Minute Crafts lays out how cutting your Band-Aid with a pair of scissors can make them far more effective if you have a cut on your finger!
The problem with simply circling a Band-Aid around your finger has always been how easily they slip off. By cutting the two “wings” of the Band-Aid into separate strips, it becomes easier to avoid bunching around the joint while keeping the entire protective strip securely fastened on your finger.
The video went viral after adeptopeth212 shared it on Reddit.
Cutting Band-aids this way isn’t a new idea. In fact, it’s become something of a mainstay in life hack videos.
Twitter couldn’t believe what they were seeing…
I’ve never seen anyone do this. Not even a doctor or the school nurse. 😒— Princess J. (@PrincessJacob) November 26, 2018
My box doesn't say "some assembly required"— Dark Trumpet (@CB1KRrider) November 26, 2018
Some people thought buying a different type of Band-Aid might be preferable to cutting the ones you have:
They already exist. pic.twitter.com/9WJ2GjlixD— Impossible Girl 🦋 (@1impossible_grl) November 26, 2018
Exactly, there should just be a post with the headline “You’ve been buying the wrong bandaids” lol— __wilks (@wilks_tray) November 26, 2018
Should of came out of the box, precut from the manufacturer— Pops Lee (@pops_lee) November 23, 2018
Yep. Wonder doesn't make us slice our own bread.— Jay Soppe (@JaySoppe) November 26, 2018
The Band-Aid’s sterility is compromised the moment those unsterile craft sissors cut through the tape. ew— Landon Hughes 🏳️🌈 (@CorpComplaints1) November 26, 2018
Others feared using scissors so soon after they presumably just cut themselves with a pair of scissors.
So use the scissors that I just cut myself with??— Kelly Green (@brandcoachkelly) November 26, 2018
quick, I’m bleeding pic.twitter.com/NC90wzcpnQ— 🤷🏻♂️ (@Mike__Mac) November 26, 2018
I got the cut from dicking around with scissors.— A dude (@MyHighThought4) November 26, 2018
Why would I risk another injury with scissors, Mr. College-Grad??— some draw guy (@illustratorjerk) November 26, 2018
In general, people seemed to be a bit skeptical of the life hack…
Sorry, I’m not big in the bandage-mod community.— Seth (🆒) (@ThisSETH) November 26, 2018
I'm a nurse and I've never seen anyone do that ever. Someone's bleeding, I ain't got time to MacGyver some sh*t 🙄— Melody Addams 🔮💀 (@themelodyaddams) November 26, 2018
Who the hell is gon take the time to do this when I'm dying from a paper cut?— Black Optimus🤖 (@ablazingsoul) November 26, 2018
Perhaps the world is ready for a new life hack. Any suggestions?
I've only used 1 band-aid my whole life.....and I've used it 4 different times!! pic.twitter.com/HrocKs7O4c— Lupefigo (@lupefigo10) November 26, 2018