So, Apparently We’ve All Been Using Can-Openers The Wrong Way Our Whole Lives

The Right Way To Use A Can Opener


Ready to have your mind blown? Turns out that a whole lot of us have been using a can opener completely wrong our whole lives.

Now, if you’re like me, you’re trying to figure out how one could possibly screw up using something as simple and self-explanatory as a can opener.

That’s what makes this can opener news so revolutionary. It’s so obvious, yet we’re so clueless.

Okay, so, this is, as the person in the video below says, “how we all do it.”

The Right Way To Use Can Opener

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As anyone who uses a can opener this way knows, the negatives of using one this way is because you either leave a small bit of lid attached and use a fork or something to bend it up, or the top just plunks right down into the can and you have to dig it out.

Now, are you ready for the RIGHT way to use a can opener? (Warning: you are not ready.)

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Yep. That’s how you do it. And check this out…

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That’s right. Using a can opener this way means after you’ve the full revolution around the can the top is STILL being held by the can opener!

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Reactions on the internet were pretty much the same as yours, especially on Reddit.

“My entire life is a lie. Why have I never seen this before?”

“Game changer!!”

“Holy shit people use them vertically?”

Although, because it is the internet, many people were not satisfied.

“But opening it just enough to pry the lid open is the best part!”

“Have fun cutting your fingers open with that sharp ass can.”

“I hate this way of doing it, these open tins now have a sharp as fuck edge on them, I don’t need that in a recycling bin that others will have to sort through.”

And, somehow, a discussion of the proper way to hang toilet paper broke out.

“Toilet paper roll is clearly outward though, with practical reason. You always see the bit to grab and it doesn’t rub down the wall.”

“If you have small kids or cats, they can unroll the whole roll by spinning it if the flap is outward.”

Never change, internet.

Here’s the video…


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