When two Wisconsin lumberjacks encountered a black bear with a milk can stuck on its head, they wanted to rescue it, but they needed to find a smart way to remove the can. Just grabbing and tugging would result in an awkward face-off between the newly freed bear and the lumberjack with a milk can in his hands.
So, the duo turned to the wonders of technology and came up with this inventive and safe method for helping the bear.
A YouTube comment by CollegeHumor sums it up best:
"It's like a real life claw machine! Except he didn't get the teddy bear. :("