There are plenty of helpful kitchen tutorials on YouTube, teaching us pretty much anything anyone can think of, including such invaluable techniques like slicing an onion without shedding tears and boiling an egg in a way that leaves it with a yellow center and a white exterior.
Well, there’s now a how-to guide on YouTube with a strong claim for the top of the “most useful kitchen hacks” list.
Titled How to open a bottle of beer with a sheet of paper, the clip, shared by Rhys Morgan last week, teaches us exactly what it says, so the next time there is no bottle opener within reach you shouldn’t worry.
And the method is really so simple you might wonder why no one has thought of it before.
Rhys Morgan, a 21-year-old Cardiff University student, told The Daily Mail that he invented the method when he found himself at a party with plenty of beer and no functioning bottle opener. He said:
I leared the trick during the summer.
I was at a garden party with, tragically, a broken bottle opener. We needed to create some kind of bottle opener, and I thought that strengthening a sheet of paper by folding it could help it act as a lever to pry the top off!
1. Mr. Morgan folds the sheet of paper in the form of a “V”
2. He then places it on the underside of the bottle and in one swift move pops the cap.
Mr. Morgan said that his beer-opening method will work with all kinds of paper, including a kitchen roll. On YouTube he explained:
Some people are pointing out that the paper looks thicker than standard paper.
It’s just high GSM paper printer that I happen to have at home. This trick still works fine with thinner paper, all the way down to kitchen towel.
An English Literature student, Mr. Morgan said he is overwhelmed by his video’s popularity. He said:
I had no idea the video would ever take off like this so this is all a bit of a shock at the moment.
Now go ahead and try it.
3. How to open a bottle of beer using only a sheet of paper (image: Imgur).
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