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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, 02:43 PM   #61
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It's a regular game between friends and I to open our beers the most obscure way possible, Since most of you have already reported them, I'll stick to the obscure ones: seat belt buckle, fishing hook, maglight, firewood, another beer bottle, folded paper, counter tops, propane burner, mash paddle, a coaster, and regular USB drive.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:06 PM   #62
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Walther or Lightning?

because either would BE AWESOME!

P 38 GI can opener..

Wouldn't want to scratch a Walther..

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Old 12-05-2012, 03:07 PM   #63
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P 38 GI can opener..

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yes... that's the reason for the
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:11 PM   #64
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has anyone successfully opened a bottle using a body part? No teeth?

I knew some guy in college who could open one with his thumb nail.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:16 PM   #65
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These are all good and fun...but can you open a beer without touching it?

http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewgauthi...ut-touching-it

 
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:21 PM   #66
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Every house and hotel have one, its the strike plate on the door jamb
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:23 PM   #67
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Once when we couldn't find a bottle opener we used a flag bracket. Worked perfectly. Except then we got drunk and lost it so I never got the flag put up.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:45 PM   #68
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The male buckle of the seatbelt buckle is great! I used to have the "military" rubber encased cell phone that I always opened bottles with.

 
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:57 PM   #69
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agreed on the male part of the seatbelt. An ex-girlfriend of mine had a belt made out of a seatbelt. She used it for that purpose all of the time.

 
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:03 PM   #70
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I use a carabiner on my keys. Works pretty well until the soft metal begins to grind away. It's not a climbing-quality piece.

 
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