Snopes.comhttp://www.snopes.com/oldwives/legcramp.asp actually was befuddled about how this works. Best as I can tell, you can use any soap, but, for my purposes, I take off the wrapping and place the bar in a cloth bag. Here is my explanation: there is nothing physically significant--I think what happens is a kind of psychological vaccine principle at work here, that is, you have somehow convinced your mind that soap helps to prevent cramps, so when you begin to feel that effect, you immediately move your leg on top of the soap, and, somehow, like in any biological preventative, your body remembers that this means it needs to set the appropriate neurons and nerve cells to counteract the pain. Darn, but it works!
spoon to take the cap of a beer bottle (those screw tops are getting scarce) by simply placing your thumb around the neck, using it as a pivot from which you use a spoon (best to use the open oval side and not the other end) to pry open a portion of the cap. After three or four attempts, it just pops open. If your thumb is sensitive, like mine, just wrap something (like a tissue paper) around the first joint). If you don't succeed in ten seconds, you're doing something wrong, so think about it, for there are several ways to do this. Want to see a video?