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.