infinite zest Ew.. people used to drop the tabs in their beer? 10 for the bear, minus 5 for unsanitary beerhavior.
simon666 From what I've heard, people actually just discarded their tabs on the ground. When flat top cans, requiring a church key, were replaced with tab tops, a huge litter problem was introduced. One of the reasons we have tabs attached to the can was the beverage industry's reaction to possible legislation to combat the litter problem. I'm guessing the commercial highlights dropping the tab into the beer can as a suggestion to not litter.
Cena_mark People also swallowed them. So it was also a safety issue.
betabox It's no more unsanitary than drinking out of the can, really. And it's better than littering.
Killer Joe You rinse off your can before you open it?
Cause those lumberjacks sure don't.