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Car feature context

I bought a Mexican Coke at a gas station yesterday, and as I was driving away I remembered that they don’t have twist-offs caps.

As I looked around my car’s interior for something to pry it open with, I thought with all seriousness “Why isn’t there a bottle opener hidden somewhere in the lower part of a car’s dashboard?!” before realizing that’s actually a terrible idea in other contexts.

  1. there is, in most of ’em – you just gotta find it.
    that said, any sturdy key combined with your thumb is a bottle opener.

  2. Once upon a time, gas stations always had bottle openers on the pumps. I never really thought about a reason for removing them other than the fact that twist caps took over.
    Meanwhile, most pocket knives have something that works as a bottle opener in a pinch. I seem to use the ersatz bottle opener more than any other tool on my Leatherman Micra, these days.

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