15 Unconventional Beer Bottle Openers Slideshow
Folded up just right, the paper provides just enough leverage to pop a can open. Accessible, cheap — who needs a real bottle opener with paper lying around?
Unless you just spent all your bills on brews, you should have a dollar bill handy to crack it open. Much like the paper example, fold it up really tight and cram it into the grooves of the cap. With enough strength, it’ll pop right off.
They say marriage is good for some things, but who knew the little band on your hand had improbable strength to open a beer? We’d guess it’s best to try this with a sturdy metal ring, though — so if you skimped on the band, don’t sacrifice it on a beer. It’s not worth it.
Flickr/ Ernest Vinke
If you’re willing to risk your pricey iPhone to open a beer, you might as well give it a go — you must be really desperate as it is. We’d guess you’d need a very hard case to help pop it open.
Flickr/ Yutaka Tsutano
Ladies, you knew your stilettos would come in handy someday. With the right shoe — and angle, to get the best leverage — a beer can pop right open with the help of a little four-inch heel.
We can’t imagine every mouse has this handy hole on its bottom, but surely some computer mouses have big enough openings to get a good grip on the beer cap. It might be best to step away from the computer while attempting this one.
Your car keys are your best weapon against beer withdrawal — the tiny ends fit perfectly in the grooves of the beer cap, plus the metal is sturdy enough to not bend under pressure.
Flickr/ John Loo
We can’t tell if this was a lucky guess, or a truly genius solution to a problem — one guy uses the handles of a fondue pot to pop a beer open. It begs the question, could other pots work just as well?
What better way to get rid of your old CDs? We’d think a couple might break in the process, but with the right wrist action, the CD turns practically into a sabre to pop a cold one open.
George Doyle and Ciaran Griffin
Unless youve drank to the bottom of your stash, you should be able to use another beer bottle to open a beer. Wed advise trying this one out first to avoid a huge beer spill, but hey two is better than one.
Rock climbers and dudes who still put their climbing equipment on key chains (you know who you are) may find this option quick and simple. The climbing essential makes opening a beer a cinch.
Again, how desperate are you to drink a beer? And how averse are you to sharp objects? If you’re brave enough to give this a go, we pray that you are practicing chain saw safety. (Not that we recommend this one to begin with, but hey — someone has to give these brew-loving daredevils a prop when deserved.)
This is another stand-back try: We don’t recommend this for those without capable reflexes to duck. A spinning bike wheel can gain enough force to whip off a beer cap — but we’d rather take a stab with another tool.
In terms of hazardous to your health, we’d rank this trick below the chain saw, but under the bike wheel. Apparently, the muscles in your eye socket are just strong enough to twist off a beer cap, but we have so many questions: How does this not hurt your eyeball? And who was the first to try this out? And wouldn’t the metal cap possibly cut your eye? We’d leave this one to the pros dumb enough to attempt it.
Flickr/ Martin Cathrae