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Revealed at Last! How to Open a Can Without a Can Opener


If you are one of the millions of people currently hunkering down due to the latest snow storm, you might be looking at a can of soup to warm you up.

But what happens when you can’t find a can opener! Alas, your dreams of hot clam chowder would be destroyed…

…until today.

Behold a life hack that you can actually use — a way to open a can without a can opener. And no, you don’t need any special gadgets, just a rough surface to work on.

And of course, beware the sharp edges of the can!

Take a look here:

What’s the best life hack you’ve ever learned? Let us know in the comments section below!



  1. Velma says:

    Not only is this cool, but if you don’t have a knife you use the empty can to chop your food up, also. Sharpen when needed on the concrete.

  2. Elisabeth says:

    Ohh. Don’t ever give tuna to your boy cats. Causes serious crystals.

  3. Jodi says:

    This looks to be whole lot easier than a P38 and how many people really carry those with them? I have several myself but I don’t carry them around with me all the time. I’ll be giving this ‘hack’ in the video a try soon.

  4. Janet says:

    Love it I might just open all my cans like that since I hate can openers!

  5. Darrell says:

    George, absolutely. but anyone who believes in zombies are too dumb to know how to operate a P-38.

  6. George says:

    The best life hack? Always carry a P38 can opener. I’ve been carrying one since I was in the service and that’s now about 40 years.