How To Open A Beer Bottle With Stuff You Have In Your Bag, Because Sometimes You Just Need A Cold One — VIDEO
Have you ever found yourself with a random bottle of beer in your hand, but with no way to open it? Good news: You probably have something floating around in the bottom of your bag that will work. It turns out you can use loads of random objects as bottle openers — and happily, the good folks at BuzzFeed have taken the guesswork out of it for us by demonstrating not one, not two, but a whopping 11 different ways to open a beer bottle with stuff you probably already have on hand. Oh, and it's all in a handy-dandy video, too. How considerate!
True, you're more likely to have some of these objects on hand than others (does anyone actually carry a full bottle of vitamins with them wherever they go?); furthermore, if you happen to keep a multi-tool around, you're likely already covered anyway, since most of them come equipped with an actual bottle opener. But sometimes, you just need to get your beer on by hook or by crook: Maybe you're at an impromptu rooftop party and no one thought to bring along a bottle opener. Maybe you're having a picnic in the park and suffering from the same problem. Maybe you just can't find your actual bottle opener and would really like to have a beer after an awful day at work. Whatever the case, these techniques might save the day in a pinch.
But first, a warning: As the video is careful to point out, the techniques, though cool, are also pretty dangerous. Proceed with caution.
Here are five ways to pop that top in GIF form; scroll down to watch the full video. Cheers!
1. Eyelash Curler
I don't actually own an eyelash curler, so I can't imagine why I would ever have one in my bag — but if you happen to keep one in your on-the-go makeup bag, congratulations! You also have a bottle opener on your person at all times. I would just, y'know, make sure you wash and disinfect it after using it to crack open a cold one — I don't know about you, but I'd rather not risk sticking it on my peepers without doing so.
Wow. I… can't believe that actually worked. I feel like your mileage may vary based on your personal strength level and the sturdiness of your lip balm tube, but maybe that's just me. Oh, hey, and guess what? It works with Eos lip balm, too:
3. Carabiner Keychain
I no longer use a carabiner as my keychain, since I no longer have to cart around a million different keys with me wherever I go; if you use one, though, good news! It's always beer o'clock!
But luckily those of us who don't carry carabiners…
...Your keys will still work just fine all on their lonesome.
5. Phone Charger
I don't really recommend this one, as the odds that you'll damage your phone charger are high. Still, though — desperate times call for desperate measures, right?
Check out the full video below for more: