Mama Diaries

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

How to Open a Crown Cap Bottle Without a Bottle Opener

My boy, Bubba, wanted to open a bottle of Coke. The bottle had a crown cap - not one of those convenient twisty plastic caps. I'm not sure why he didn't use a bottle opener, but he found another genius way to open the bottle - with a hammer!

"I'm going to open a bottle with a hammer," he said.

Yeah, sure,  I thought. I expected to see broken pieces of glass as a result of this operation.

But he did it - without any spillage or breakage. With the head of the hammer under the lip of the cap, he slammed the hammer handle into the ground. The lid popped right off. If you don't believe it, check out this video for examples of how it's done.

Before I go, I wanted to let you know that for the month of July, two of my books (That Mama is a Gouch and Ten Zany Birds), are free from Smashwords. Visit here for the Grouch book, and here for the Bird book.

38 comments:

  1. Lucky him! That could've been quite the mess.

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  2. Wow that was great, clever boy.
    Good news about your books Sherry.

    Yvonne.

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  3. Cool! I've never heard of opening a bottle with a hammer. When I was young, we called the bottle opener a "church key." I think it was because we used them to open beer bottles. I was naughty.

    Love,
    Janie

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  4. I would have guessed it would end up broken too. Clever way to do it.

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    1. I have no idea how anyone ever thought of that!

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  5. Clever. Did you know that food cans were invented several years before can openers?

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  6. he might save the world one day with such know how on important stuff :))

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  7. Hi, Sherry!

    Leave it to Bubba to know all the latest hacks. Hey, I just thought of a great name for a reality TV series starring you and your family - Leave It To Bubba! :) Between Bubba and Shultz you guys have enough great material to keep a show like that going for years! :)

    I hope things are going better in your household, dear friend Sherry. Take care and come see me again soon.

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    1. That's a good name for a reality TV show! I'm sure it would be a hit.

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  8. Bubba is one smart dude. Has he ever thought about having his own blog? I think it would be a blast.

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    1. He's not one to blog. But I'm sure it would be funny if he did.

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  9. Bubba is so bright and creative, like his Mama and I'm sure the other members of the family. Hope you're all doing well and enjoying the summer.

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    1. The summer has gone fast. School starts in a couple of weeks.

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  10. You're a brave momma. I imagined glass and sticky pop flying everywhere. 😁

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  11. That's clever! :) I would be imagining broken glass everywhere too.

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    1. If I had done it, there would've been broken glass!

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  12. Wow, that's awesome. Surprised that can actually be done without making a mess!

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  13. I am so glad that you don't quell his enthusiasm and investigated spirit! He may save the world one day.

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  14. Lucky no broken glass! Thanks for telling us about your books! Big Hugs!

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    1. That would have been a mess to clean up!

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  15. He's more dexterous than you give him credit for! Now maybe you could enlist him and his hammer to do some DIY jobs around the home.

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    1. I'm not sure I want to press my luck!

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  16. He comes up with some very interesting "experiments." I'm predicting a major scientific break-through one of these days.

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    1. He definitely thinks outside of the box.

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  17. I'm sure should I have tried this I'd have ended up in A&E having stitches.

    We once had a friend of a friend open a bottle using his eye socket having at first taken out his glass eye. Perhaps something you should keep from Bubba.

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  18. Now let's see him do that with his teeth. No, wait, don't do that. I'm cringing at the very thought. Impressive, though! And cheers to the free books!

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    1. Yeah. That would be bad for the braces!

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  19. There was a local dive where they would line the cap up with the edge of the bar and then slam down on it with their palm to pop off the cap.
    Visit me @ Life & Faith in Caneyhead. 😉

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