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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!” 

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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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Wake Up to the Aroma of Cappuccino With This Scent-Emitting Alarm Clock
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Some people need an aggressive alarm clock to get them out of bed, like Simone Giertz's slapping robot, or the singNshock, which zaps you if you hit the snooze button. For others, a gentler wakeup call is what does the trick. That's what you get with Sensorwake, a new alarm clock on Kickstarter that gradually stimulates three of your senses to ease you into the day.

During the first minute of the alarm's three-minute wakeup process, it releases a pleasant aroma. You have your choice of scent cartridges, including cappuccino, peppermint, rose garden, chocolate factory, orange juice, and pine forest. A single cartridge lasts 30 days before it needs to be switched out.

After reviving your nose, Sensorwake activates its visual component: a soft light. For the final minute, the gadget plays sound like a traditional alarm clock, but instead of a blaring buzzer, you hear one of five upbeat melodies. If all that isn't enough to get you on your feet, you can hit snooze and wait for the cycle to start over in 10 minutes.

With more than three weeks left in its Kickstarter campaign, Sensorwake has already multiplied its original funding goal of $30,000. To reserve a clock and two scent capsules of your own, you can pledge $59 or more. Shipping is estimated for November of this year.

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David Lynch's Amazon T-Shirt Shop is as Surreal as His Movies
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David Lynch, the celebrated director behind baffling-but-brilliant films like Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, and Twin Peaks, is now selling his equally surreal T-shirts on Amazon.

As IndieWire reports, each shirt bears an image of one of Lynch’s paintings or photographs with an accompanying title. Some of his designs are more straightforward (the shirts labeled “House” and “Whale” feature, respectively, drawings of a house and a whale), while others are obscure (the shirt called “Chicken Head Tears” features a disturbing sculpture of a semi-human face).

This isn’t the first time Lynch has ventured into pursuits outside of filmmaking. Previously, he has sold coffee, designed furniture, produced music, hosted daily weather reports, and published a book about his experience with transcendental meditation. Art, in fact, falls a little closer to Lynch’s roots; the filmmaker trained for years at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts before making his mark in Hollywood.

Lynch’s Amazon store currently sells 57 T-shirts, ranging in size from small to triple XL, all for $26 each. As for our own feelings on the collection, we think they’re best reflected by this T-shirt named “Honestly, I’m Sort of Confused.”

Check out some of our favorites below:

T-shirt that says "Honestly, I'm Sort of Confused"
"Honestly, I'm Sort of Confused"

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T-shirt with a drawing of a sleeping bird on it
"Sleeping Bird"

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T-shirt that says Peace on Earth over and over again. The caption is pretty on the nose.
"Peace on Earth"

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T-shirt with an image of a screaming face made out of turkey with ants in its mouth
"Turkey Cheese Head"

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T-shirt with an odd sculpted clay face asking if you know who it is. You get the idea.
"I Was Wondering If You Know Who I Am?"

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T-shirt with an image of a sculpted head that is not a chicken. It is blue, though.
"Chicken Head Blue"

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T-shirt with a drawing of a lobster on it. Below the drawing, the lobster is labeled with the word lobster. Shocking, I know.
"Lobster"

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T-shirt with an abstract drawing of what is by David Lynch's account, at least, a cowboy
"Cowboy"

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[h/t IndieWire]

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