Here are two personal visions of hell: a room filled with infinite cheeseburgers, but my mouth is sewn shut, and a room full of infinite ice-cold beers, but I am without an opener. I haven't found a solution to the mouth-sewn-shut thing yet, but the latter's on lock. Here are nine ways to open a beer bottle when an opener isn't available (using your teeth is definitely not one of them).
In any group of people, there's usually at least one person who smokes, loves candles, is planning insurance fraud, or is a just a textbook pyromaniac.
- Flip your lighter (standard Bic works great) upside down so the butt-end is facing up
- Wrap your hand tightly around the bottle neck
- Use your index finger's knuckle as a fulcrum, wedge the lighter between it and the underside of the bottle cap, and use the same motion as a regular bottle opener
You need a book -- paperback -- that's not as thick as Infinite Jest, but holds a little more literary fortitude than the Halo novelization we used above. I suggest Nabokov's early works.
- This one's easy! Just wedge the book between the knuckle of your index finger (like with the lighter!), use it as a fulcrum, and jack that puppy loose.
A door (specifically, its strike plate)
That piece that is in most indoor door frames is called the STRIKE PLATE, which is embarrassing because I've been calling it a "lock hole" my whole life. For shame.
- Take your bottle cap, and hook it on the strike plate (man that's a cool word)
- Grab the bottle with two hands to steady it
- Yank down as hard as you possibly can
An iPhone charger
This is definitely what Jony Ive had in mind. This fulcrum method is a little harder than most, because the charger is so small. This means you don't have much torque. And that's almost always a bad thing.