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Broken light in socket

When I tried to unscrew the light bulb from the socket, it broke clean off. The bulb was hanging by a filament, so I just pulled the filiment out. Now, I can't get the base out of the socket. It is not even part way out, so even when I tried a tweezers, I couldn't get it out. Also, I am afraid of shocking myself. If anyone can help me out, I would appreciate it.

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Make sure the power is off!!

Get yourself a potato, and cut it in half, yes, a potato.

Use the flat cut side, and push it towards the broken base, while turning the potato counter-clockwise.

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