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UrbanLegends101 17 June 2016 12:58 AM

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Originally Posted by overyonder (Post 1919599)
He said he was in Shanghai, China...

Quite possible they still use the old style pull tabs.

OY

A good many aluminum can drink products marketed in Kuwait had that old style pull tabs, per our knowledge of products we bought up until the end of 2015.

Perhaps the "ban" in the United States was a conspiracy against those charity gimmicks where people were to save the pull tabs for whatever was the offer of the month?

thorny locust 17 June 2016 03:32 AM

They were a real hazard. Sharp bits of metal scattered all over the place.

Sooeygun 17 June 2016 02:52 PM

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Originally Posted by thorny locust (Post 1919652)
They were a real hazard. Sharp bits of metal scattered all over the place.

People would pull them off and drop them in the can before drinking. That I remember seeing myself. Then I saw an episode of Emergency where a guy did that and ended up drinking the pull tab. It got stuck in his throat. Who knows if that was based on truth, but scared me so much that I would tell anyone and everyone not to put the tab into the can until after the can was empty.

UrbanLegends101 02 September 2016 07:38 AM

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Originally Posted by UrbanLegends101 (Post 1919639)
A good many aluminum can drink products marketed in Kuwait had that old style pull tabs, per our knowledge of products we bought up until the end of 2015.

Perhaps the "ban" in the United States was a conspiracy against those charity gimmicks where people were to save the pull tabs for whatever was the offer of the month?

Quoting my own post.

Lipton canned iced tea in Kuwait still uses the old style pull tabs, unless I've bought some really old stock last week.

UrbanLegends101 04 September 2016 02:42 PM

In a very unscientific survey at the canned drinks section in the Kuwait Jabriya co-op (grocery store) looks like the old style pull tabs are unique to Pepsi products and the Lipton ice tea products.

Even within the Pepsi products, however, not all were old style pull tabs. The 330mL 7-UP cans were old style, the 150mL 7-Up cans were new style.

Beachlife! 04 September 2016 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by thorny locust (Post 1919652)
They were a real hazard. Sharp bits of metal scattered all over the place.

Jimmy Buffet immortalized losing a flip flop to one in Margaritaville.

thorny locust 05 September 2016 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Beachlife! (Post 1927483)
Jimmy Buffet immortalized losing a flip flop to one in Margaritaville.

What sticks in my mind is a small crying child with her foot slashed open by one at a swimming spot.

(I didn't know the child, so don't know what came of it; I don't think the damage was major, but it can't have been much fun, and such things can get infected.)


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