The Beer Tusk Could Be the Future of Shotgunning

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Apparently using your keys to pop open a can for shotgunning purposes can be dangerous. You could end up with a jagged edge or have half your beer explode before you can get your mouth over the hole. (That’s what she said.) The Beer Tusk, created by two college buddies was designed with the stereotypical college kid in mind to avoid such noob party fouls.

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An ongoing Kickstarter project at the moment the introduction video describes how the Beer Tusk works:

The beer tusk works by puncturing a small hole into the bottom of the can, to release pressure and then creates a custom size hole to shotgun out of. By rotating the tusk you’re able to increase the size of the hole to fit your shotgunning preferences.

The Beer Tusk’s design obviously gets its inspiration from a real tusk but it’s more for practical purposes than aesthetic. The design allows the tool to anchor onto the bottom of the can for stabilization so the Beer Tusk pops into the can easily. Once the tusk is in the can it creates a “perfect hole with no spill or spray” making shotgunning messes a thing of the past.

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The Beer Tusk fits on a keychain and is also useful for popping tops off of bottles, possibly making this the most convenient all purpose booze tool ever devised.

The project still has 11 days left to raise about $7000 before the Beer Tusk can be made available to colleges nationwide. Until then keep it old school and use that key, just beware of backsplash.

H/T + PicThx Beer Tusk Kickstarter


The Sausage Gun is Oddly Beautiful, Mesmerizing


If you’re able to get over the inevitable squelching that comes with putting meat through a small tube, pause,  then it might be time to break out the sausage gun. Yes, you read that right, the sausage gun.

The apparatus was handmade by Iskander van Wagtendonk for his  graduation project from the Design Academy Eindhoven and resembles a cross between a futuristic ray gun and a caulking gun. Ground meat is placed in a clear compartment, from which casings full of delicious are pumped out.

All things considered, it’s a beautiful, elegant tool. Plus, once you get past the squishy meat part, you’re already in the clear.


H/T Gizmodo + Picthx Iskander van Wagtendonk


This Death Star ‘Spice Grinder’ is Really Just a Grinder for Good Ol’ Mary Jane


Finding the perfect grinder changes everything — from maximizing the potency of your herbs to providing a hassle-free way of separating the sticky-icky. We’re talking spices of course, and we’re definitely not making any references to marijuana. 

That being said, this Death Star “Spice Grinder” is the perfect way to grind up herbs like rosemary, lavender and other such plants of choice. The outside is crafted from non-toxic polymer clay, while the grinder itself is made from metal — which, as most herb-crushing veterans know, is a must for any respectable grinder. It also features magnets to hold it shut, dimples underneath to keep it from rolling around, and is smaller than a baseball, maximizing its portability.

We recommend pairing this Star Wars-themed tool with a Nugtella Sandwich, because we know you’ll be hungry.



Star Wars Death Star Grinder, $22 @Etsy

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