A viral video is making the rounds, showing a guy opening a can of corn without the aid of a can opener.
But this is Dave Hax we’re talking about. He’s got a YouTube channel filled with useful hacks, so he’s kind of a pro. That being said, his video makes it appear that opening a can with a piece of flatware is a piece of cake. You don’t have a can opener and you’re in dire need of some corn? Grab a spoon.
First, if you’re stranded somewhere (because why else do you so desperately need to open a can of food), you likely don’t have a spoon. But, if you do have a spoon and are just too lazy to find the opener buried in the silverware drawer (all of us at some point), you just take that spoon and dig into the can like you’re whittling away at a block of ice. It looks so simple. But is it really? To answer that question, I asked the strongest guy I know, my dad, to give it a whirl. Here’s what happened.
There you have it. If you don’t want to risk cutting a major artery, just hop on over to the nearest drug store and shell out a few bucks for a can opener. It’s way better (and cheaper) than buying a trip to the emergency room. If you don’t have access to a can opener, you know what you do? Skip the damn corn.
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