I got home the other night to have a quick dinner of beans on toast.  Without much thought I took the can out assuming that I was just going to use the little lever on the top to open it.   Much to my surprise it did not have one.  
Searching my drawers I could not find a can opener which is when I realised how I have started to take for granted that can openers are still used.  I can’t remember the last time I needed one to open a can.  
It is amazing to thing that the can was invented in 1810 and the first can opener was only invented in 1858, almost fifty years later.  That is a lot of mangled cans and cut hands. 


  1. Oh to have been a fly on the wall…