The other night as I was opening up a can of dog food for my pets, Pablo and Sparky, the usual situation presented itself as I applied our can opener to the can: The lid fell in and I had to dig it out.

I was wondering if anyone else came across this problem, and it turns out this is quite common. This happens because we're using our can openers incorrectly, according to this video that has been making the rounds on social media.

Most of us use the can opener with the crank facing OUT when its actually supposed to be facing UP....like electric can openers do.

Now that you've learned something new today, go open up all the cans that your heart desires. Just don't forget to recycle.