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View Poll Results: What common object have you used to open a beer bottle?
Cigarette Lighter 64 53.33%
Fork, Spoon or knife blade 47 39.17%
Inner door latch or hinge on a vehicle door 26 21.67%
Edge of a countertop, deck rail or board 68 56.67%
Other (share!) 56 46.67%
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:04 PM   #71
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So I was reading about a member using his wedding ring to open beer bottles and it got me thinking; I've always loved craft beer so naturally I have often been without my opener and had to use some other inanimate object to open my beer bottle.

I have posted the list of objects I've frequently used to open beer bottles, wondering how many others have used the same things!

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#1: lighter (though I don't smoke someone always has a lighter)
#2: handle of fork or butter knife
#3: the inner door latch hook on a vehicle
#4: The edge of a countertop, deck rail or board
Being a vet, I never go anywhere without my handy dandy church key attached to my keychain.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:12 PM   #72
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I've used pliers before.

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Old 12-05-2012, 03:23 PM   #73
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I've used:
Pliers
Teeth (did this a few times in college but stopped once I put a small chip in my molar)
Wedding ring (done this a few times, but I think the platinum gets scratched)
table top (I've chipped a lot of tables this way though)
street curb
paint can opener (not sure this counts, since I think the handle is designed to open bottles)
Another beer bottle. This is my current fav, so far I haven't made a mess yet but since 1 bottle is upside down it seems it's only a matter of time...

P.S. I like the seat belt trick. Would have come in handy when I was younger. Also like the flag pole holder, I've got a few of those laying around.

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Old 12-05-2012, 03:48 PM   #74
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Youtube has a couple of vids on using newspaper to do it. One of many TRICKS

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Old 12-05-2012, 03:57 PM   #75
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My wedding band works great, SWMBO has not seen the few scratches on the inside of the band yet
when i wear it, this is what i do.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:45 PM   #76
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Both a Makarov and an AK-47 will open a bottle (no, not that way).

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Old 12-05-2012, 10:18 PM   #77
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I have used many of the things listed in this thread as well as

My belt buckle
The hitch on some guys truck
My baseball cap has an opener in the bill
Baseball,that was interesting explaigning to wife why sons ball had a gouge missing
Rim of a car

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Old 12-06-2012, 12:44 AM   #78
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My wedding band works great, SWMBO has not seen the few scratches on the inside of the band yet
This^^^
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:59 AM   #79
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This person wins, hands down!

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I'm surprised that no one has mentioned using another beer bottle as an opener yet. Its pretty standard practice around these parts. When I get to the last beer, its probably a lighter.

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