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Old 07-26-2013, 04:34 PM   #1
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Found this video this morning and thought I would share. Hadn't seen it yet on HBT.

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Old 07-26-2013, 07:56 PM   #2
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People rely on me to open bottles for them in the absence of a proper opener...usually I do it with a lighter or a water bottle though, nothing as dangerous as some of these guys. Reminds me of the joke...what are the last words a redneck says before he dies..."hey guys look what I can do."

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For the life of me, I cannot open a beer with a lighter. Although I've only ever attempted it once I've lost any semblance of coordination.

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lighters are usually the way to go at a party or bbq. My very first boss could open a bottle with his teeth. I still cringe when I think of it.
Besides lighters I've used keys, knifes, table tops, etc... Pretty much anything you can get leverage with. it's all about the leverage!

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counter tops can be dangerous...might damage the corner. I have tried to use my wedding ring, but it puts so much torque on my finger that pain stops me from success.

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I saw someone do it with their eye socket once.

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I carry one of THESE. Comes in very handy.

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For the life of me, I cannot open a beer with a lighter. Although I've only ever attempted it once I've lost any semblance of coordination.
Me too. I'm pretty strong and mechanically minded, but the lighter thing foils me
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counter tops can be dangerous...might damage the corner. I have tried to use my wedding ring, but it puts so much torque on my finger that pain stops me from success.
Lucky you didn't ruin your ring. I've never been able to do it either, but I've bent up a nice ring while trying.

The lighter method, or a tightly folded-up dollar bill for the non-smokers, is the best I've found. Like bobeer said it's all about leverage. Lighter = lever, finger = fulcrum.
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Ive heard of using dollar bills and even paper. Lighter took me a little but after that Scissors, knife, another beer, butter knife ..stuff like that all easy after learning the lighter.

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