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Photo by Levi Radcliffe Jerry Kern watches himself on the "Tonight Show" episode for the first time at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.

Verndale grad gains fame for beer can trick

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Verndale and Nimrod aren't the names of towns you normally hear on network television, but Wadena County native Jerry Kern was a guest on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" for the March 16 episode.

About eight minutes into the show, Kern was the first of three guests on the "Meal Or No Meal" segment where contestants perform a talent for food.

For his talent, Kern used his mouth as a can opener to saw the top off a beer can.

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