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That clever Jony Ive. Not content with giving the planet all manner of lovely iThings, the Apple designer may also have given the world the first combined AC adapter/beer bottle opener. US Student Eva Giselle, aka @EvaZebra, made the discovery when she posted the pic below depicting the alleged removal of a beer bottle cap with …

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Trollface

Stops you leaving your phone in a bar at least...

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how much

Will it cost to replace?

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soon it

will be litigation, 'I'm going to take Apple to court because it didn't say in the instruction book that I shouldn't use the charger to open a beer bottle.'

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Or apple sues eva for opening a non-Apple bottle filled with non-Apple beer.

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Apple beer? Isn't that cider?

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shh, otherwise they'll want to patent that, too.

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Paris Hilton

PRETTY CLEVER

BUT DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU COULD TOWEL OFF YOUR BACKPORT WITH A COPY OF THAT STEVE JOB BIOGRAPHY EVEN HANDIER

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Joke

Sure hope it isn't her hands in the picture.

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Problem is ...

He's holding it wrong.

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How quaint

Bottle tops that don't screw off by hand...

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Re: How quaint

Consider this an iOpener...

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Re: How quaint

One of the few things that America could have usefully exported to the UK, instead of all that other crud.

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Re: How quaint

Well played, Sir. Well played.

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Re: iOpener

Post of the month!

Take a bow

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Re: How quaint

I don't want screw off bottle tops!

Can't reuse the bottles as easily for my home brew!

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Re: How quaint

"I don't want screw off bottle tops!

Can't reuse the bottles as easily for my home brew!"

Sure you can. It's easy. This is the kind of twist-top bottle cap we are talking about:

http://gardennotesforrelocalisation.blogspot.com.au/2011/03/twist-on-home-brew.html

and here is a close-up:

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-14736985/stock-photo-beer-bottle-close-up-with-bottle-cap-with-clipping-path.html

They work great with a standard home-brewer's capper.

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Bloody students.

Get a job.

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Pabst blue ribbon comes in cans now doesn't it?

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Well...

It seems to work, but it really upsets the sales people at PC World.

You can also remove crown corks with a standard UK 13 A plug, provided it has a metal earth pin.

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Don't worry Samsung fans, I'm sure your next power brick will come with the S Opener feature too.

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Which will no doubt will only make the lawyers richer

since Apple will have patented bottle openers before that happens.

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titles are for toffs

Tool makes tool fail ?

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Lighters work too

Plastic Bic Disposable lighters work as well, though you're slightly taking your life in your hands if you snap it!!

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Re: Lighters work too

Anything hard and flat will work. You can even just use a counter top or if you're careful, another capped beer bottle. I never understood the concept of keychain bottle openers considering a normal key does the job just fine.

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Re: Lighters work too

Or use your teeth.

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Works with Bics too

Even more cool is to use your Bic disposable lighter but can be interesting if cracks when prising the top off!!

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Re: Works with Bics too

Uhm... Whiteboard markers? edges of tables? Cutlery? Small rocks? (they do float!)

Go camping and find out you forgot a bottle opener...

Corks can pose a whole new challenge :-)

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Corks (was Re: Works with Bics too)

"Corks can pose a whole new challenge"

Try using a large woodscrew or tent peg to extract the cork. Failing that drive the cork into the bottle with a suitable stick and a rock.

If all else fails, sabre the bottle.

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Re: Corks (was Works with Bics too)

Simply smash the bottle into your Trangia, and filter the larger glass shards out with a sock.

Bear would.

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Re: Corks (was Works with Bics too)

Bear would also filter the smaller glass shards out with his kidneys though.

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Do you not have a bottle opener on your Swiss Army knife? For shame.

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Then I take it you don't drink s|k|n (Screw Kappa Napa).

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You ain't seen nothing until you see an 53 foot long Screw Kappa Napa truck going down the highway from their plant here in Napa Valley... Lots of graphics on the trailer...with SKN very much emphasized.

Beer until I get a glass of wine... and it's Wine O'Clock right here in Napa Valley. Lessee, which of the 350 wineries shall I visit today?

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Re: Corks (was Works with Bics too)

Knock the bottom of the bottle against a tree to knock the cork out. Wine will be shaken (not stirred) and a little frothy.

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Re: Works with Bics too

pah. All you need is a sheet of paper, a map works at a push.

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Re: Corks (was Works with Bics too)

put you t-shirt on the wall and smash it till the wine cork pops... good 'ol day

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Mick Fanning

Had it right...

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But does it charge afterwards?

When Swedes do their military service they are issued with a bottle opener as part of the official equipment. That is because some years ago a bright spark found out that you could open a beer bottle using the business end of an ammunition clip. Unfortunately after a few beers opened like this the clip got bent just enough that the weapon would jam when fired. An official-issue opener was the simplest solution...

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Re: But does it charge afterwards?

^^ iApprove.

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Re: But does it charge afterwards?

The Israelis rather cunningly built a bottle opener into the base of every ammo clip. This prevents grunts resorting to using the clips incorrectly when they've lost their seperate opener.

The problem's rife on the venerable AK47 and is possibly that weapon's only serious fault. The hasp at the front of the clip is perfect for opening beer bottles. Doing this means that the clip will likely fail to, er, clip into place when attempting to reload, leaving the idiot who did it staring at the clip now lying on the floor with a puzzled expression while everyone on the other side takes a free potshot.

This proves that drinking beer can kill you.

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Nokia chargers can also open beer bottles.

Only the old ones though.

Don't try it with a Lumia charger. They'll only open one brand of beer, which tastes like piss but people will keep coming up to you saying how great it tastes really. Oh, and in three months' time, it'll stop working and you'll have to pay for a new one, which won't work anyway - if you can even find someone who will sell you one, as the guy in the shop will instantly respond to your request with 'You don't want one of *those*...'

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iPod shuffle

I've used my iPod shuffle quite successfully as a bottle opener... (That's an earlier generation model though. I think the latest ones are slightly smaller, that might make it a bit more difficult).

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Eva seems really smart. That's lucky, makes up for God giving her man-hands.

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No really that kid needs a job at Apple. They could use him to think up dual use for their products. Here is a few ideas for him to get him started.

Your MacBook is not just a computer it is also a hover board - ride it to work - push your shopping bags home - but wait there is more...if you buy a Magic Mouse, with built in COCOA lottery number generator, we will throw in the new iPad "HOT"...the new iPad HOT does not just organise your life on the go but keeps your coffee warm anywhere anytime...just pop your cup on it and press the heat me button to remove those winter chills - also heats soup - terms and conditions apply.

AWSOME KID I WANT HIS AUTOGRAPH I DID IT AND IT WORKS! :)

Apple need a prize for these kind of viral marketing things kids come up with for their products. At the very least this kid should get a free iPad out of this!

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Series II Landies....

....have (note, not had) a perfect solution in the form of a lip under the ledge along the front of the cab. One of the first things we learnt growing up in the Namib....

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So, reading all of this... am I really the only person to have used bolt cutters to open a beer?

(Though by the second I'd figured that tin snips work better)

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The next move by Apple...

... will be financing -err, unofficially- a viral campaign promoting the use of MacBooks as nutcrackers. Huge increase in sales, low costs and what Apple really loves: void warranties!

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The real iOpener

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdbdbo0xkn0

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thus opening up a new revenue stream...

... suing the manufacturers of bottle and can-openers and cork-screws.

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How banal

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