There are still tin cans out there that don’t have the handy pop-top tab for you to pull, and thus, require a can opener.

But what if you don’t have access to the specialized, can-opening kitchen tool? What then?

Enter a Russian outdoorsman to teach you how to open that can using only your bare hands. Now, unless you speak Russian, you’re not likely to understand what he’s saying, but we don’t think the language barrier is too much of a roadblock in his lesson.

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Step one: take off label.

Step two: apply pressure with your thumbs on the center of the can, creating a divot.

how to open a can with hands

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Step three: put your palms on either end of the can, interlace your fingers and push together against the can.

how to open a can with hands

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Step four: do step two and three on the other, non-divot side of the can.

Step five: depending on the contents of the can, liquid could be coming out of cracks you have created at this point. If careful, you could suck it out. Or, continue bending the can back and forth to get it to crack completely in two.

how to open a can with hands

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The video by the YouTube user going by Grigoryi1 was posted a few months ago, but recently began gaining traction.

Check it out:

Now this trick was only intended for larger, tall cans.

He has another tutorial for shorter cans, like tuna cans (Note: skip to 3:30):

(H/T: Digg, Liveleak)

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