Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:54 AM EDT2013-05-17 15:54:38 GMT
Former NASCAR driver Dick Trickle called 911 Thursday afternoon to alert authorities that he was going to kill himself.A recording of the call chronicles Trickle's calm admission to a Lincoln County 911More >>
Former NASCAR driver Dick Trickle called 911 Thursday afternoon to alert authorities that he was going to kill himself.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 6:48 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:48:58 GMT
The double-murder trial of Brett Parker resumed Friday morning after being cut short Thursday when the admitted bookie had to be transported to an area hospital after an emotional outburst in the courtroom.AfterMore >>
The double-murder trial of Brett Parker resumed Friday morning after being cut short Thursday when the admitted bookie had to be transported to an area hospital after an emotional outburst in the courtroom.More >>
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Now that the holidays are upon us many of us will be having to open a lot of packages over the coming weeks. Some of those packages will include zip ties and twist ties that are sometimes nearly impossible to open without some form of tool. Now there's a product that claims to take all the wrap rage out of opening anything. It's called the 'Open It' and this week I 'Try It Before You Buy It'.
You may remember the 'Package Shark' that I tested a few months back that's suppose to help you open those 'clam packages' without forcing your patience into overload. I found that it worked pretty well. But now there's a gadget marketed for you ladies called the 'Open It'. It's made by the Zibra Company and was designed in collaboration with female consumers from around the country. It's one of three products in the 'Open It' series of products and it's suppose to take the 'wrap rage' out of opening all kinds of products...even battery compartments and bottles!
Ironically, the 'Open It' package isn't easy to open at all! So I had to resort to the old fashioned way and use scissors to open it.
Once I had the package open, I decided to test the product's claim that it cuts through zip ties and twist ties like butter. Many manufacturers use those now to hold toys and other items tightly in their packaging. I went to the workshop in the station's basement where I found Al Ruffra, our maintenance manager. He supplied me with a variety of zip ties and a long extension cord to bind together. After zip tieing the cord together, I grabbed the 'Open It' shears and went to work. It cut right through the ties with ease, as long as there's enough room between the item and tie to squeeze the 'Open It' shears in!
Zip ties aren't the only obstacles the 'Open It' claims to help you overcome. Have you ever come across an electronic device that has a battery compartment with tiny screws you need to remove before opening? The 'Open It' is suppose to help you there too. It actually has a tiny screwdriver included in one of the handles that you can use to open such compartments. I tested the screwdriver on an old wireless microphone battery pack, and it took out the screws with ease!
The shears work well when it comes to opening boxes, zip ties and clam shell packages. The accessory razor blade also is handy to help open CD and DVD packages.
We purchased the product at a local Bed, Bath & Beyond store for $9.99 and overall, I think the 'Open It works well when it comes to getting into hard to open packages.
Friday, May 17 2013 3:01 PM EDT2013-05-17 19:01:38 GMT
Video of State Representative Ted Vick chronicles the Pee Dee lawmaker's interaction with Bureau of Protective Services officers late Tuesday night as he was arrested for DUI in the State House parkingMore >>
Video of Democratic State Representative Ted Vick chronicles the Pee Dee lawmaker's interaction with Bureau of Protective Services officers late Tuesday night as he was arrested for DUI in the State House parking garage.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:33 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:33:53 GMT
Richland County Sheriff's Deputies charged a woman with attempted murder after a domestic fight sent a man to the hospital early Saturday.Deputy Curtis Wilson said officers were called to a home in theMore >>
Richland County Sheriff's Deputies charged a woman with attempted murder after a domestic fight sent a man to the hospital early Saturday.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:23 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:23:04 GMT
Emergency crews have evacuated a Walmart in Lexington County.Customers at the Walmart on South Lake Drive were asked to leave the store at about 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon.Emergency crews are on the scene.More >>
Emergency crews have evacuated a Walmart in Lexington County.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:01 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:01:40 GMT
Richland County has agreed to a settlement involving a couple who was killed in a train crash in 2008.The county is paying $150,000 to the estate of Derald Hill, Sr. and his wife, Nichole. The couple wasMore >>
Richland County has agreed to a settlement involving a couple who was killed in a train crash in 2008.More >>
The newly re-named "Comet" (Central Midlands Transit) bus service will restore significant service on major, high-performing routes, which will enable riders increased access to the system this weekend.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:48 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:48:31 GMT
Statistics show South Carolina has the 13th highest rate of functional illiteracy in the United States. To get in front of that problem, and the high dropout rate that can result, state lawmakers are proposingMore >>
Statistics show South Carolina has the 13th highest rate of functional illiteracy in the United States.More >>