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Friday, July 3, 2009

Part II of "How to open a bottle of wine with no cork screw"

At at picnic the other night along the Seine, we found ourselves with several bottles of wine but no cork screw. A bunch of the guys started talking about a video they had seen on Youtube, showing how you can use a shoe and a wall to open the bottle. I sort of thought it was like that video showing the cell phones causing popcorn kernels to pop and was like "Yeah, Yeah" and went off to borrow one from some fellow picnickers.

Later on in the night though as we were walking home, we came along a group of guys who had just opened a bottle using that very same method. So it really does work - sorry Gui & Go for doubting you! Here's a quick videoing showing how it works:

Just look at the kind of useful things you can learn from my blog...


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Blogger The Big Finn said...

I'm guessing it would be kind of difficult if one were wearing flip flops.

July 3, 2009 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger Starman said...

That's really cool. But wouldn't it work if you hit the bottom of the bottle with the shoe? It's just a question of building the pressure in the bottle. This poor guy didn't find it so easy:

July 3, 2009 at 7:55 PM  
Blogger Starman said...

I was very excited that your eye operation was successful!!

July 3, 2009 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger bluejeanbabyri said...

I love it! Where there's a will there's a way!

July 3, 2009 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger wcs said...

Well, I would break the bottle for sure. hehe.

July 4, 2009 at 7:15 AM  
Blogger Animesh said...

wow! This was cool.

@Starman: it would also work if you hit the bottom of the bottle with the shoe, but will be harder, as the momentum of a shoe is less than the momentum of a bottle inside a shoe (at the same speeds).

July 4, 2009 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger Habebi said...

That's hysterical- I described the video to my friends then had to show them it because they couldn't believe it. lol Thanks for the lesson in corkscrew-less wine bottle opening.

July 5, 2009 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger Quantumhollapena said...

very good thing to know indeed!

July 5, 2009 at 10:11 PM  
Blogger emaleejayne said...

I love the commentary in the background. :)

July 6, 2009 at 11:05 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

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July 8, 2009 at 11:02 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Always useful information chez ksam!!

PS-Is it just me or do those guys seem like real d.bags?

July 8, 2009 at 11:03 AM  

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