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Author Topic: How to open a can with a spoon  (Read 3884 times)

Arizona Hot

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How to open a can with a spoon
« on: April 18, 2013, 07:57:33 PM »
This doesn't see silly enough to go in Silly Humor.

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How to open a can with a spoon

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Re: How to open a can with a spoon
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2013, 08:01:18 PM »
Wut?

THEY ARE PEARS, NOT PEACHES...YOU MIGHT KNOW HOW TO OPEN A CAN WITH A FREAKING SPOON...BUT THOSE ARE STILL PEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: How to open a can with a spoon
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2013, 08:08:45 PM »
If you could find out where they were canned, we would know what people to blame for that. ^

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Re: How to open a can with a spoon
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2013, 09:00:07 PM »
Wonder how many metal filings you might be getting from that back and forth move he used to make the initial puncture.  :huh:

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Re: How to open a can with a spoon
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2013, 09:48:19 PM »
From what I gather, it's not filing, it's using friction to cause heat which weakens the metal enough for the initial puncture (his comment "We're going to try and soften the can"), so there would be minimal if any metal shavings, and the rest is simple levered shear action.

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Re: How to open a can with a spoon
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2013, 02:15:18 PM »
Wut?

"Voila... peaches!" is the best part of the video.

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Re: How to open a can with a spoon
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2013, 02:38:49 PM »
From what I gather, it's not filing, it's using friction to cause heat which weakens the metal enough for the initial puncture (his comment "We're going to try and soften the can"), so there would be minimal if any metal shavings, and the rest is simple levered shear action.

Yeah, but he also says "Voila...Peaches!" when they are clearly pears...so I am personally not inclined to believe anything he says!  :mad:

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Re: How to open a can with a spoon
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2013, 08:07:10 AM »
I just tried this last night because I couldn't find a can opener. All I managed to do was mangle the lid of the can. I didn't break through.

Maybe I'm just not strong enough. :(


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Re: How to open a can with a spoon
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2013, 11:27:44 AM »
It's harder than he makes it look, practice would probably make a difference.  Strength is also a factor.

It took me a while but I had to see for myself.   

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Re: How to open a can with a spoon
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2013, 05:03:41 PM »
It's harder than he makes it look, practice would probably make a difference.  Strength is also a factor.

It took me a while but I had to see for myself.   

  A much easier way, but I won't post any videos.....  Two Big Rocks....Take it from there....  ;D

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Re: How to open a can with a spoon
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2013, 06:02:06 PM »
It's harder than he makes it look, practice would probably make a difference.  Strength is also a factor.

It took me a while but I had to see for myself.   

  A much easier way, but I won't post any videos.....  Two Big Rocks....Take it from there....  ;D

Splat!!!
How'm I supposed to cook those doggone beans Tinman :tellme: :P
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Re: How to open a can with a spoon
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2013, 08:11:40 PM »
It's harder than he makes it look, practice would probably make a difference.  Strength is also a factor.

It took me a while but I had to see for myself.   

  A much easier way, but I won't post any videos.....  Two Big Rocks....Take it from there....  ;D

Splat!!!
How'm I supposed to cook those doggone beans Tinman :tellme: :P

  I thought they were pears!   ;D  OK, next time just put the can in a plastic bag, then bash away.   8)

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Re: How to open a can with a spoon
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2013, 04:44:28 AM »
"Peaches",in some places,can also mean "OK" as in :
"Honey,sorry,we're out of peaches,will pears be OK?"
"That'll be peaches,dear".

Hope that clears up any confusion.

Now,how about the oft seen (at least,from USA sites) "I could care less" ... if someone could explain the logic in that one I'd be amazed.

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Re: How to open a can with a spoon
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2013, 08:43:28 AM »
Now,how about the oft seen (at least,from USA sites) "I could care less" ... if someone could explain the logic in that one I'd be amazed.

I could care less if someone makes the mistake of saying they could care less about something.

No, really, I could. In fact, I'd prefer to care less about it. It bugs me, perhaps more than it should.


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Re: How to open a can with a spoon
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2013, 05:26:19 PM »
Well,that clears that up,thank you.

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Re: How to open a can with a spoon
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2013, 07:05:37 PM »
Tsaint, you haven't opened a can of peaches nor pears, but worms  :P

http://grammar.quick...uldnt-care-less.aspx

I am with Deozaan in that I could care less, and perhaps should, because I DO care about this particular issue, perhaps more than is necessary.  But (see wut i did thar?) you are correct; couldn't care less is the proper form, although this comment from that page made me chuckle:
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So essentially the British started with "I couldn't care less" and the Americans responded, "I could". That sounds about par for the course.
;D ;D

Just peachy!

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Re: How to open a can with a spoon
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2013, 10:03:59 PM »
Further OT...
Not happy,Edvard!!!! Just followed your link and my initial happiness turned to dismay when I saw that a "care less"defender wroe " It's too wide OF a word." (emphasis mine).
 English was a fairly good language - maybe not the best, but up there, until the Americans got their hands on it.
I'm going to take an aspirin and have a good lie down.

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Re: How to open a can with a spoon
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2013, 01:40:10 AM »
Hey, I'm a proud 'murrican and I get my jockey shorts in a bunch about grammar as well, even when my own mastery of the lingo is less than stellar.  Hell, that's a whole 'nuther thread there, ain't it?  :P

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Re: How to open a can with a spoon
« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2013, 07:51:39 AM »
Further OT...
Not happy,Edvard!!!! Just followed your link and my initial happiness turned to dismay when I saw that a "care less"defender wroe " It's too wide OF a word." (emphasis mine).
 English was a fairly good language - maybe not the best, but up there, until the Americans got their hands on it.
I'm going to take an aspirin and have a good lie down.

not like yous Australians done anything funny with English - nor us Irish neither :D
Mind you, there's a lot of native (England) English speakers that most of us would have little hope of understanding. Not knocking them, I love the diversity of language and accents myself. Any attempt to pigeonhole any language can never fully succeed, so I suppose having a good lie down probably *is* the best approach to grammatic 'errors'...
Tom