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    I Tried The Viral Garlic Peeling Trick, And Figured Out The Lie

    It's nonsense.

    There's a video making its way around the internet this week that purports to show you a time-saving method for peeling garlic.

    I've wasted many seconds of my life peeling garlic, so I HAD to test this little trick myself.

    I found three heads of garlic β€” one with tightly bound cloves, one with loosely packed cloves, and one somewhere in the middle β€” to test out the trick.

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    I started with the loosely packed head of cloves β€” and it WORKED!

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    But, lol, that GIF captures the only instance in which the trick worked.

    I thought maybe my coworker Jesse Szewczyk might have a firmer grip, but he couldn't get the moderately packed head of garlic to work either.

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    ...And it did NOT work with the tightly packed head of garlic. Though for half of half a second, I thought it did.

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    *Me opening up to someone*

    In conclusion, I'm pretty sure this trick only works with super-loosely packed heads of garlic, and probably only if you've already done the work of peeling off a few layers already. I was able to get out 2 out of 15 cloves of garlic, and destroyed three heads of garlic in the process.

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    I guess I'll just stick with the original garlic-peeling trick. Or, you know, just buy pre-peeled garlic.