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    Posted on Jun 13, 2013

    Here's Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About Beer Cans

    Except, sadly, how to make more of them appear out of thin air (via foodbeast).

    Before you do this . . .

    Let us drop some knowledge on ya:

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    That can you’re about to crush on your head? It’s a fuckin beast and is more of a man than you’ll ever be, ever. In fact, before you chugged it of its soul, it exerted 95 pounds per square inch of force. That’s physics, bitch.

    The first beer cans were produced in 1935:

    Cans have gone through several phases of opening mechanisms over the years:

    Did we mention it’s made from a disc of aluminum thinner than paper and stretched out to create a container that’s 400X its original size? What did you do with your life today?

    Once the cans are pressed into shape, they’re shipped off to breweries to be filled and capped.

    The cans are capped?!

    Mountaineer Jim Whittaker was the first American to reach the summit of Mount Everest. He brought a beer can to celebrate:

    Oh, and here’s what it looks like when you touch the can where you shouldn’t:

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    Now go forth, pray this knowledge proves useful in some trivia contest when you’re 40, and share that boozy wealth.