man removing broken lightbulb base with potato
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13. Remove the Base of a Broken Light Bulb

Cut a raw potato in half and, with the power off or the lamp unplugged, press the cut end onto the jagged glass. For a comfortable grip, select a potato with a tapered shaft. The University of Idaho's Stephen Love, Ph.D., recommends a Russet.
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