There are a small and exclusive number of blogs that i have on my RSS feedreader. One of these is The Art of Doing Stuff. It is an aptly named blog, being that the curator, Karen, shows the avid reader how to do all manner of useful things such as building birdbaths with broom handles, removing various random stains from various random things and exposing teh lies of teh internets.
Very recently i came across a You Tube videos that show how to remove a cork from a wine bottle without the use of a corkscrew. Now, I have spent my fair share of time at parties in student houses, bottle of wine in hand and not a corkscrew to be found. In these situations, it's generally accepted that you either...
a) spend 30 minutes digging the cork out with some sort of sharp implement (screwdriver, vegetable knife, nail scissors)
b) Pop the cork back into the wine bottle
...to get at the precious alcohol. Both of these options leave the drinker (i.e. me) spitting out bits of cork for the rest of the evening and wishing i just bought beer.
So imagine my glee when i found this video of some french guy, wine bottle in shoe, smashing it against the wall and gradually working the cork out of the bottle! New party trick! However, Karen, being the sceptic of all internet "facts" has proved that perhaps all is not quite as that french monsieur would have you believe.
Karen's How to Remove a Cork from a Wine Bottle
If you're at work, save this for when you get home, i can't guarantee you won't burst out laughing at your desk, completely ruining any facade that you were "working".