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20 Fun and Unusual Bottle Openers

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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. 

Find it: Amazon

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!” 

Find it: Amazon

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.

Find it: Amazon

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.   

Find it: Shapeways

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Fans of Broadway hit Hamilton will soon be able to dine like the Founding Fathers: As Eater reports, a new Alexander Hamilton-inspired cookbook is slated for release in fall 2017.

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Called The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World, the recipe collection by author Laura Kumin “takes you into Hamilton’s home and to his table, with historical information, recipes, and tips on how you can prepare food and serve the food that our founding fathers enjoyed in their day,” according to the Amazon description. It also recounts Hamilton’s favorite dishes, how he enjoyed them, and which ingredients were used.

Recipes included are cauliflower florets two ways, fried sausages and apples, gingerbread cake, and apple pie. (Cue the "young, scrappy, and hungry" references.) The cookbook’s official release is on November 21—but until then, you can stave off your appetite for all things Hamilton-related by downloading the musical’s new app.

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Art supplies can get pricey when you’re letting your kid’s creativity run wild. But with an endlessly reusable notebook, you never have to worry about running out of paper during that after-school coloring session.

The creators of the erasable Rocketbook Wave have come out with a new version of their signature product meant especially for color drawings. The connected Rocketbook Color notebook allows you to send images drawn on its pages to Google Drive or other cloud services with your phone, then erase the pages by sticking the whole notebook in the microwave. You get a digital copy of your work (one that, with more vibrant colors, might look even better than the original) and get to go on drawing almost immediately after you fill the book.

An animated view of a notebook’s pages changing between different drawings.

There’s no special equipment involved beyond the notebook itself. The Rocketbook Color works with Crayola and other brands’ washable crayons and colored pencils, plus dry-erase markers. The pages are designed to be smudge-proof, so turning the page won’t ruin the art on the other side even if you are using dry-erase markers.

Rocketbook’s marketing is aimed at kids, but adults like to save paper, too. Break away from the adult coloring books and go free-form. If it doesn’t quite work out, you can just erase it forever.

The notebooks are $20 each on Kickstarter.

All images courtesy Rocketbook

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