Have you ever removed rubber gloves and had the fingers all stuck inside? Was there crud on the gloves that you didn't want to touch when you put them on again? This technique will show you how to return the glove to its normal state without coming into contact with the crap (bacteria, toilet water, blood) that you're supposed to be protected from in the first place.
This trick is actually best suited for thin latex lab gloves, although it can work with just about any non-frictionless (take that double negative!) gloves.
Stuff you'll need:
- Hands (and maybe arms and a body, too)
- Inverted gloves
Step 1: Open the Glove
Stretch the glove hole with your fingers. Try to make it as wide as possible.
Step 2: Flip It in the Air
Okay, this step is the tricky part. Holding the glove hole open, toss the glove so that it flips around itself and covers the hole. You can flip away from yourself or toward yourself, depending on your personal preference and/or the phase of the moon. Try to swoop up as much air as possible into the glove. That's the point of this ostentatious procedure, really.
Actually, it's usually more effective to flip away from yourself, unlike how the photos show here. Sorry!
Step 3: Squeeze
The glove should now be filled with air after its acrobatic experience. Grip the glove with your other hand, and avoiding contact with the dirty parts, squeeze the air into the fingers. If the glove has too little air, you should try refilling it (repeat Steps 1 and 2) to prevent yourself from having to touch too much of the soiled rubber.
Step 4: Try Again
A better example of the technique. See, Ma? No fingers!