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Crushing a can on your head is the perfect party trick, and looks incredibly beastly at the same time.

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Step 1: Holding the can

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The first step to crushing a can on your head is to take the end that you drink out of and place it in the center of your hand. Make sure that your hand covers the end with the tab on it
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O-Budd-12 years ago
Ah, yes ... I can remember when beer / soda cans were made of steel and guys did this at the bars ... then the bartender would call an ambulance.

Seriously, if ya just gotta try this, practice on something besides your head and not your (pick at least one: best bud, spouse, worst enemy, pit bull, police officer, or neighborhood terrorist)'s head. (lawyers and members of congress excepted).

Oh, and don't have your shades pushed up on your head either ... uh, voice of experience ... ... ... ... :(

Very cool post! (Ya I'm old as heck & know the trick) but it was very well written! Looking for more of your awesome work! Keep up the good work!
Cyclone17642 years ago
Haha, thats awesome, i chugged half a can of fanta down and flattened the can over y head, like a boss
tadhg27 years ago
wow, sweet i always wanted to know how to do this !!!! could hurt with a non empty can tho!
lol. It would explode in ur face XD !!!
J-Ri cinimod774 years ago
Nope, doesn't explode... leaves a scar though :-\
tadhg2 J-Ri4 years ago
and quite possibly a concussion! haha
J-Ri tadhg24 years ago
hmm... that's a possibility, I just assumed I was unconscious because of what was in all the cans I drank before that one... but I bet you're right, I drank a reasonable amount, and the head injury explains everything else! :)
Davey0134 years ago
Always wanted to try this. Thanks.
chewy39394 years ago
Justin Beiber wannabe
Flecks5 years ago
Daaamn.. I really should have known this last time i was drunk.. Now i have two half circles scars on my forhead. But i think they will fade away sooner or later. 
And yes, two. I tried two times. Third time i hit a table and passed out. 

Nice ible. 
-KungPow-5 years ago
 looks painful and fun. COUNT ME IN!!!
me2! :D
philipster7 years ago
not cool ur crushing the can with your hand so its not actually crushing in on ur head false name not cool
So, when a martial artist breaks a cinder block with his "bare fist" but really uses his whole body in unison to get the kind of force he needs to break through concrete, is that false?
when he crushes a block he is using his hand as the impact witch need tremendus force ( i know karate and tequando so i have broken boards) this dude is squeesing the can to make the can fold like paper on his head if u have seen the vidieo of a dude realy crushing cant with a table thats is the true devinition of crashing cans
Its Taekwondo, not tequando.
its spelled ti kwan do.
Thats why its called a 'Party Trick'...
Wrong, your not actually crushing it with your hands, your hands are simply creating a weakness in the sides of the can which the force of pushing against your head exploits. Try standing on a perfectly un-crushed empty can and watch what happens. Then get a ruler and tap the side of the can once and see what happens. Same principle
I agree with philipster and ninjaimasta. this is more like a cheap way of making you look.... cooler lol. try to be a man and REALLY crush it.
well, defectless aluminum can (empty) can hold up to ~170lbs. there is NO way you're going to get 170lbs of force from smashing your hand on your head. it's just going to bounce off and make you look stupid. note the video of smashing cans (which is completely amazing! LOL!) because he's using his head, there's much more momentum and a lot of hitting force behind it. that's why that will work. It just hurts... alot. notice the nice welt on the guy's head!
I've always wondered how this trick was done. Thanks! I saw a stupid Senior football player try this (without knowing the trick) and almost knocked himself out! The best part was he did it in the cafeteria when it was packed!
I can believe that. I had a ring bruise trying this without the trick.
More than 170lb, I know one can hold my tubby body if it's undinged. I think the last time I did it I was like.....210.
yea but the topic is about crushing it with you head if you creating a weak point it would be squeezing a can on your head with a little help from the right hand man but i can still see where you are coming from and i respect your comment
This is the way people do it, not just through the use of brute strength.
If you want to risk a traumatic brain injury in order to be a "real man," be my guest. I think this slight of hand method is far smarter. As far as "truth in advertising," the crushing occur on (e.g.- atop) your head. What actually does the crushing is not specified in the title.
FethrdWlf5 years ago
lol make sure there isn't any drops left in the can... I almost spilled on my Social Studies essay about Ancient Rome!   :^)
My head hurts now....Cool though. Very cool.
pb3007 years ago
Man Law Rule # 39 No more crushing of empty beer cans on your forehead. Modern, thinner cans make the feat less impressive than with cans of years past.
Labot2001 pb3007 years ago
How 'bout a beer bottle, eh?
actually im sure if you hit the person hard enough the bottle would shatter without hurting them but this is just theory and you might actually knock the person out instead of shatter the bottle
Thats actually in fact working, but you gotta know where to hit the bottle. I know people who do this for fun, but still, you shouldn't try it unless you want to be Jackass or Dudesons
That i would like to see
thick steel Slim-Fast cans FTW!
downgrade6 years ago
I just failed at this, while staring a kid do it. I think a part of me just died.
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