Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pull tab evening

Remember this?

If I remember correctly, it was in the mid-1980s when they started to phase out pull tabs on aluminum beer and soda cans. So this thing had been hanging around by that pond for about 25 years before I found it just sitting nicely on the dirt next to a tuft of grass last week.


AlanDP said...

I found one of those lying in the street where I was working a few years ago. I brought it home to show the kids.

Albatross said...

Do you remember the ones that had little notches in the ring on either side of the triangle tab that came off top of the can? If you broke off the ring, you could fit one of the notches onto the small end of the tab (which was curved from being peeled off the can) and use the tab as a spring to launch the ring across the room. With some practice, you could work up some degree of accuracy.

Fun times!