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How to Use a Dollar Bill to Open a Beer Bottle

Updated on August 30, 2014

Photos of opening a beer with a dollar bill. Step 1

1. Fold bill in half.
1. Fold bill in half. | Source

Step 2

2. Roll bill tightly.
2. Roll bill tightly. | Source

Step 3

3. Fold in half tightly.
3. Fold in half tightly. | Source

Step 4

4. Place between thumb and forefinger, place firmly under cap.
4. Place between thumb and forefinger, place firmly under cap. | Source

Step 5

5. Create fulcrum with forefinger, apply pressure until cap pops off.
5. Create fulcrum with forefinger, apply pressure until cap pops off. | Source

Opening a beer with a dollar bill.

I don't know much, however I do know the government keeps printing a lot of cash even if it isn't worth as much as it used to be. And Americans consume on a daily basis liquid tons of the frothy-head beverage, beer.

I have been a professional beer drinker for many years, I have excellent credentials and references available upon request.

Beer and the dollar bill have existed together for a long time. It is only fitting that the two have a more intimate relationship other than you give me a dollar and I'll give you a beer. Is there a way these two completely molecular dissimilar substances can work together symbiotically among us? Yes, there is!

You give me a dollar, I'll give you a beer, and you can then have your beer opened with that dollar. Genius!

It will happen to most of us some day; our first time tapping a keg and our first beer out of a red solo cup. Then the time will come when we are relied upon to open beer bottles with the all mighty dollar. Heed my teachings young scholar, it will happen..........

You have been charged with the task of opening a beer bottle with a dollar bill. After that you will have to tie a cherry stem into knot with your tongue (the trick I used on my wife 14 years ago), however we will get to that one later. For now we will stick with the task at hand, the dollar bill and the beer.

It sounds impossible but it works. Follow the simple step-by-step directions I have provided for you here in this hub and in no time you will be poppin caps all over the place.

Foreign or domestic, green bottle or brown; you will be able to impress all of your friends and maybe even that cute girl that has been staring at you from across the bar. Nothing impresses a girl like a great bar trick!

Maybe you want to make a wager with someone who doesn't believe it can be done; if you win you keep the bill, it sounds like an easy living to me.

I must warn you of a couple of things. You are probably going to destroy your dollar bill if you don't follow the directions correctly or you make too many failed attempts. Don't use a five, ten, twenty, fifty, or hundred dollar bill until you are well practiced at this technique. Remember it is a federal offense to purposely destroy money.

Another thing to remember is until you become practiced, you are most likely going to cut your finger with the bottle cap (notice cut on my finger in picture #3). You must remember that the bottle cap is made from metal and you are made of, well, soft stuff. If you cut yourself and get blood all over the place it is not my fault. I warned you.

When you drink you should drink responsibly, so you as well should be responsible when opening beers with a dollar bill. Most obvious being not to attempt while inside a motor vehicle unless you are in the trunk. Keep pointed away from other people when performing operation,(especially the cute girl). Remember to pick up your litter, girls dig that.

Remember that practice makes perfect so if you keep at it and don't let that dollar bill get you down you will be the best. And in the future everyone will look to you not only to buy their beer with your money, but to also open their beer with your money.


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      Dale Anderson 3 years ago from The High Seas

      Interesting, useful and voted up. I really enjoy 'life hacks' like these simple, useful tips.

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      Dale Anderson 4 years ago from The High Seas

      Best poll on any hub ever lol!

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      reviewjournal 4 years ago

      Interesting title with clever homework. :)

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      monjurtips 4 years ago from USA, Stamford,CT

      Thanks lot for useful info

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      Steve West 4 years ago from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

      I hear that Joseph Renne! Thanks for visiting.

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      Joseph Renne 4 years ago from Milton

      Gotta have the Bud Light!

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      Steve West 4 years ago from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

      LOL, back in the day bravewarrior.........

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      That's a new trick! I'd only seen a dollar bill used as a straw, back in the day. Just sayin.....

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      Steve West 4 years ago from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

      Thank you for understanding my humor tillsontitan and for the great comment.

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      Steve West 4 years ago from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

      Thank you for the pin tillsontitan!

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      Steve West 4 years ago from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

      Thanks SkeetyD, please do be careful or better yet.....use a bottle opener! I'm glad you liked my hub enough to comment. Read ya' later.

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      Steve West 4 years ago from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

      Cherry stem tying hub coming soon GlimmerTwinFan. Thanks to you too for the comment.

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      Steve West 4 years ago from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

      OOOOO a Redstripe sounds good right now! Yummy. Thanks for the comment rasta1

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      Steve West 4 years ago from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

      OOOOO a Redstripe sounds good right now! Yummy. Thanks for the comment.

      Cherry tying hub coming soon GlimmerTwinFan. Thanks to you too.

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      Marvin Parke 4 years ago from Jamaica

      It worked for budlight but not for Redstripe. Cool idea.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Wow! I'm impressed...I will add that I have been able to tie a cherry stem with my tongue since college although I did not win any admirers with that trick. I am going to have to try this! What a fun hub. Up and useful...

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      Steve West 4 years ago from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

      Thanks SkeetyD, please do be careful or better yet.....use a bottle opener! I'm glad you liked my hub enough to comment. Read ya' later.

      Thank you for the pin tillsontitan!

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      SkeetyD 4 years ago from Barbados

      I really enjoyed reading this hub. Useful and funny. I will have to practice this one.... very carefully. Voted up and shared!

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      Steve West 4 years ago from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

      Thank you Tillsontitan I had fun writing it because I was able to drink beer at the same time. Thanks for getting it. There sure are some crazy titles in exclusive land.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      P.S. - I had to pin this one too because its such a hoot.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Not only Exclusive, but a real toot! You did a great job on this one Steve. Your sense of humor and creative imagination surely come through in every line! Such as, "Heed my teachings young scholar, it will happen.........." and "You must remember that the bottle cap is made from metal and you are made of, well, soft stuff." To repeat, great hub!

      Voted up, useful (for some), funny, and yes, interesting!

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      Steve West 4 years ago from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

      Yes this was an "exclusive title". Google it. Apparently people really wanna know this stuff. ;)