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Posted 4 years ago

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electobacco
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These are called olive drab cans. The beer companies made the cans this way so they would not reflect on the battle field and help keep our troops safe.

One interesting bit of history is that prior to WW2 no one drank out of a can. They would open the cans and pour the beer in a glass. During the war with the conditions the troops were in a cup or glass was not available so the troops started to drink out of the cans themselves.

When they came back home after the war it caught on with everyone. Cool how certain actions we take and things we do were influenced by history. Thank you for looking my friends and have a blessed day! : )

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  1. electobacco electobacco, 4 years ago
    Thank you for showin some love JK. Have a great evening and week ahead my friend.....
  2. electobacco electobacco, 4 years ago
    Thank you for checking the love it box on this one official and JK. Have a good one my friends! : )
  3. electobacco electobacco, 4 years ago
    Jsquig and StihlC...the olive drab cans and I embrace the love...thank you.... : )
  4. electobacco electobacco, 4 years ago
    kerry thank you once again my friend. May you find $100.00 on the ground in the grocery store parking lot this upcoming weekend.... : )
  5. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    Thanks for the love and stopping by oldbeer! Have an awesome evening! : )

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