You've all see the YouTube video of someone using a shoe to open a bottle of wine, right? Looks cool, like something you'd want to try even if you had a corkscrew handy? Think again. L.V. Anderson, writing in Slate, details some horror stories involving losing the use of a right hand for six months, damaging tendons, and losing a lot of blood and nearly dying.
Here's a gore-free short video of shoe-aided bottle opening gone wrong:
Commenters chimed in with helpful suggestions and feedback:
"I buy my wine in a box."
"So? Drink bourbon."
"Like rats in a bowling alley. For the most part, we just chew through things."
"Great trick, but do you have any tricks for when you have a corkscrew but no wine?"
And even a limerick:
"There was an old man from Peru
Who opened his wine with his shoe.
He did it too hard,
Got cut on a shard,
And opened an artery, too."