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Fingers 10-23-2008 12:54 AM

Opening non-twist off bottles
So amongst the BMC crowd this is a lost art. When I began my drinking career, there was no such thing as a twist off. Pretty much every BIC lighter would have their bottom edges rounded off from popping caps off bottles and we tended to get rather creative in how we'd open the little suckers.

I saw a video a while back on YouTube where they were using CD ROMs to knock the top off so I gave it a try. Believe it or not, it can be done without ruining the disc. There is a very high probability you will ruin it, so make sure it's a coaster before you try, but it does work.

Sure, there were staples like the lighter, molars, other bottles, (even actual openers) but what creative ways did you (or do you) use to get the little metal disk off your beverage?

I actually hung a red bandana out of my back pocket that was attached to a 'church key'. Yes, I was a young douchebag.

mr_goodwrench 10-23-2008 01:28 AM

I have a 'class ring' that I got from GM for achieving their Mark of Excellence. I wear it whenever I go out so I always have an opener at hand as it were...

BigKahuna 10-23-2008 01:32 AM

I'd like to see how to open a bottle with a ring. I remember my brother doing it when I was very young....But I've not seen it since I was 10!

s3n8 10-23-2008 01:35 AM

Time MTB pedals


put one edge of the crown under a loop, hold pedal still, rock bottle, tada, beer!

HBHoss 10-23-2008 01:36 AM

Car door latch, belt buckle or table edge. Some seat belts worked too.

BuffaloSabresBrewer 10-23-2008 01:36 AM

The eye socket of my victims.

thewurzel 10-23-2008 01:39 AM

i use my wedding ring

and that is my swmbo in backround


and i asked for it as we were buying our rings
should have seen the face of the lady in the jewlery store I wish i had a camera.

Bernie Brewer 10-23-2008 01:40 AM

Put it on the edge of a countertop and hit it with the palm of your hand. If the neck doesn't break and you don't lose it all as a gusher, you're good to go.

mr_goodwrench 10-23-2008 01:41 AM

Just put your palm on top of the bottle hooking the ring under the edge of the cap. Wrap your hand around the bottle as if you were picking it up while holding firmly with the other hand. Then just rotate your hand up pulling the cap off! Looks very impressive at a party. I wouldn't recommend using your wedding band(at least not if it wasn't bought for that purpose!)

thewurzel 10-23-2008 01:44 AM

Mine wedding band is made of tungsten carbide.
I have opened lots of bottles and not a scratch yet

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