Hi Torque Geared Bottle Opener Pops Corks With Ease

Never ruin another dinner party again while you embarrassingly fumble to open a bottle of wine. Using the same planetary gearing setup that gives automatic transmissions their torque, this corkscrew will easily yank any cork by just turning its handle.

A planetary gear system uses a central gear that engages three orbiting outer gears, which in this case end up working together to efficiently apply the energy from the rotating crank to removing a wine bottle's cork. It's another example of where a little bit of science know-how can be a big help in the kitchen, and for just $70 it means you no longer have to only serve wine in a box at dinner because it's easier to open. [ThinkGeek]