Uploaded on Jan 15, 2009
CHOW copyeditor Keith Laidlaw shares a technique for opening a bottle of beer with a piece of paper. It's all a matter of leverage (and folding).
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Another way to open a bottle of beer, when you're stuck without an opener, is to use a sheet of paper. First, you fold the paper in half. Then turn it, fold it in half again and keep folding it in half, in the same direction, until you can't fold it anymore. And fold it one more time, along its length, to create a hard edge and place that hard edge under the edge of the cap, using the rest to lever, and pop it off. This technique might take a little bit of practice and you probably won't be able to use the same piece of paper more than once or twice.