Good to know: How to open a can without a can opener


Time of need

It’s like the trick that teaches you how to open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew: how big is the chance you might actually need it? But when you do, it’s mighty handy to know how to do it. And while opening a bottle of wine is never exactly a basic need, even though some nights it seems like it is, opening a can of food might save your life some day. Or at least it will save you from being hangry.


Luckily, the YouTuber ‘The Crazy Russian Hacker’ has made a very instructive video in which he clearly explains how to open a can without a can opener. How to do it? You’ll need a rough but flat surface like concrete or a sidewalk. Turn the can upside down and rub it across the surface quickly. Then turn it around and press the can from both sides. If you did it correctly, the lid will pop right off. If not, try rubbing it again. You never know when you need this trick to save your (or your cat’s) life.

Next to this clever hack there is also another smart way to open your can. This video shows you how to open a can with just a spoon:


Read more: These are the foods you should NEVER reheat and this is why!

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Source: YouTube, The Crazy Russian Hacker | Image: Video Still

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