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Unless you're a Rugby player, you probably need some assistance uncapping a bottle. Here are a few quirky bottle openers that will help you crack open a cold one. 

1. BATMAN; $9 

This Batman-logo-shaped bottle opener also functions as a keychain and screwdriver. The tips of the wings have a Phillips and flathead screwdrivers while the middle has a place to open bottles. 

Find it: Amazon

2. ARMY MAN; $7

Let this army man’s gun help you crack open that bottle. The die cast metal opener is painted green to replicate the classic toys. 

Find it: Amazon

3. ACE OF SPADES; $2  

This stainless steel card won’t win you any poker games, but it will open your beer. The flat shape means it can easily slip in your wallet so you’ll always be prepared.

Find it: Amazon

4. PIRATE; $11  

What looks like a peg-legged pirate is actually a very handy multi-tool to help you behind the bar. Besides a bottle opener, the pirate has a foil cutter and a corkscrew leg.

Find it: Amazon

5. LUCHADOR; $5 

This tough opener will put your bottle in a headlock. The stainless steel luchador comes in three different colors and poses. 

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6. LIKE; $8 

Now you can “like” opening a beer while you do it thanks to this opener, which is shaped like Facebook’s iconic thumbs-up icon. It comes with a magnet so you can keep it on the fridge, but it’s also pocket-sized for taking on the go. 

Find it: Amazon

7. SHOVEL; $8 

This copper-plated shovel bottle opener is for when you want to “dig in” to some drinks. 

Find it: Amazon

8. BICYCLE; $3  

These metal bicycles have a back wheel that doubles as a bottle opener and come with a fabric tag that says “let the adventure begin!” 

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9. A REAL BULLET; $10  

The Veteran-owned company American Brass converted these .50 caliber bullets into bottle openers to help you look extra tough at your next barbeque.

Find it: Amazon

10. HAMMER; $7  

After hammering in a few nails, some people might find themselves pretty thirsty. Luckily, this hammer doubles as a bottle opener so you never even have to set down your tools. 

Find it: Amazon

11. ZIPPER; $16  

The product description promises that “opening your favorite beverage is now a zip!” This giant zipper opens bottles with the same ease a zipper keeps together a sweatshirt. It also has a magnet for easy storage.  

Find it: Amazon

12. BATMOBILE; $15

While this bottle opener might seem a little cumbersome, it’s hard to argue that having a metal Batmobile around the kitchen wouldn’t be cool. It even has a magnet so you can proudly display it on your fridge. 

Find it: Amazon

13. SAMURAI SWORD; $8  

Mercilessly uncap beers with this bottle opener shaped like a samurai sword. It has a stainless steel blade and silicone hilt for an easy grip.

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14. STAR TREK; $16  

The USS Enterprise is here to help Trekkies truly enjoy their beer. The metal opener is officially licensed and features NCC-1701 printed across the top. 

Find it: Amazon

15. TEETH; $10  

These vampire teeth make every drink a little spookier. You can also get a set of shark teeth to match. 

Find it: Amazon

16. STAR WARS; $6 

Real rebels use the Millennium Falcon to open their brews. This tiny zinc alloy bottle opener is perfect for keeping in your pocket for emergencies. 

Find it: Amazon

17. GHOSTBUSTERS; $15

Who you gonna call when you’re feeling thirsty? The Ghostbusters logo is great for opening bottles and—thanks to a magnet—keeping your fridge ghost-free. It’s more important than you think.

Find it: Amazon

18. THE SMALLEST BOTTLE OPENER IN THE WORLD; $11  

Annoyed by the clunkiness of normal bottle openers? Consider the PiCO. This itsy-bitsy bottle opener was Kickstarter-funded and is now ready to help you crack open some bottles. It’s slightly less efficient than a full-sized bottle opener, but you can’t beat its convenient size. 

Find it: Pangea

19. AMPERSAND; $7  

For people who are always asking “and another?” comes the perfect bottle opening tool. This ampersand-shaped opener is made from aluminum and comes in a slick black gift box. 

Find it: Amazon

20. POOP EMOJI; VARIED 

Ever want to open a beer with a solid gold pile of poop? Now you can—for the modest price of $10,000. Of course, if you’re looking for something a little less flashy, you can choose to have the design printed in a variety of more affordable metals and plastics. The plastic version won’t open a bottle, but they might look cute on your desk.   

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Mister Rogers Is Now a Funko Pop! and It’s Such a Good Feeling, a Very Good Feeling
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It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood for fans of Mister Rogers, as Funko has announced that, just in time for the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the kindest soul to ever grace a television screen will be honored with a series of Funko toys, some of them limited-edition versions.

The news broke at the New York Toy Fair, where the pop culture-loving toy company revealed a new Pop Funko! in Fred Rogers’s likeness—he’ll be holding onto the Neighborhood Trolley—plus a Mister Rogers Pop! keychain and a SuperCute Plush.

In addition to the standard Pop! figurine, there will also be a Funko Shop exclusive version, in which everyone’s favorite neighbor will be wearing a special blue sweater. Barnes & Noble will also carry its own special edition, which will see Fred wearing a red cardigan and holding a King Friday puppet instead of the Neighborhood Trolley.

 

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Mister Rogers’s seemingly endless supply of colored cardigans was an integral part of the show, and a sweet tribute to his mom (who knitted all of them). But don’t go running out to snatch up the whole collection just yet; Funko won’t release these sure-to-sell-out items until June 1, but you can pre-order your Pop! on Amazon right now.

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Make steeping tea more fun with these quirky tea infusers.

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1. SOAKING IT UP; $7.49

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That mug of hot water might eventually be a drink for you, but first it’s a hot bath for your new friend, who has special pants filled with tea.

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2. A FLYING TEA BOX; $25.98

There’s no superlaser on this Death Star, just tea.

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3. SPACE STATION; $9.99

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This astronaut's mission? Orbit the rim of your mug until you're ready to pull the space station diffuser out.

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4. BE REFINED; $12.99

This pipe works best with Earl Grey.

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5. A RIBBITING OPTION; $10.93

This frog hangs on to the side of your mug with a retractable tongue. When the tea is ready, you can put him back on his lily pad.

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6. ‘TEA’ ALL LIVE IN A YELLOW SUBMARINE; $5.95

It’s just like the movie, only with tea instead of Beatles.

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7. SHARK ATTACK; $6.99

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This fearsome shark patrols the bottom of your mug waiting for prey. For extra fun, use red tea to look like the end of a feeding frenzy.

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8. PERFECT FOR A RAINY DAY; $12.40

This umbrella’s handle conveniently hooks to the side of your mug.

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9. AN EGGCELLENT INFUSER; $5.75

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Sometimes infusers are called tea eggs, and this one takes the term to a new, literal level.

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10. FOR SQUIRRELY DRINKERS; $8.95

If you’re all right with a rodent dunking its tail into your drink, this is the infuser for you.

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11. HANGING OUT; $12.85

This pug is happy to hang onto your mug and keep you company while you wait for the tea to be ready.

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12. ANOTHER SHARK OPTION; $5.99

If you thought letting that other shark infuser swim around in the deep water of your glass was too scary, this one perches on the edge, too busy chomping on your mug to worry about humans.

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13. RUBBER DUCKIE, YOU’RE THE ONE; $8.95

Let this rubber duckie peacefully float in your cup and make teatime lots of fun.

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14. DIVING DEEP; $8.25

This old-timey deep-sea diver comes with an oxygen tank that you can use to pull it out.

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15. MAKE SWEET TEA; $10

This lollipop won't actually make your tea any sweeter, but you can always add some sugar after.

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16. A SEASONAL FAVORITE; $7.67

When Santa comes, give him some tea to go with the cookies.

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17. FLORAL TEA; $14.99

Liven up any cup of tea with this charming flower. When you’re done, you can pop it right back into its pot.

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18. KEEP IT TRADITIONAL; $7.97

If you’re nostalgic for the regular kind of tea bag, you can get reusable silicon ones that look almost the same.

Buy on Amazon.

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