Shake a soda can and open it

Submitted by: buddy 11 years ago in Science
http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/experiment/00000024

The secret to it not exploding.
There are 48 comments:
Male 22
ill try iy it wssssshhhhhh dinnt wokk brb in new clothes lol
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Female 155
Check out snopes, they say it doesnt work. O_O
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Male 345
it works better with mento`s
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Male 9
i did it 4 my science teacher and he got all pissy and sed it wouldent work work then i didi it and he denied that he sed it wudent. idiot
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Male 116
wow i should try this lol
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Female 51
meh, tapping the top always worked for me...
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Male 23
Well, Here in Chicago we call it pop too, and we`re definitely not hicks`. Soda is the carbonated liquid we use for mixed drinks; as opposed to tonic, water, or `on the rocks`.
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Male 851
"WTF?? Doing something that takes 2 seconds "wastes time", while waiting 45 seconds doesn`t??"

I meant that flicking it is just to waste time while you wait for forty-five seconds to be up
but anyone who wants to pretend it actually does something, have fun

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Male 161
In Canada where I live we call it pop, or coke. No one here likes pepsi theres like 3 poeple who do.

I tried this today at lunch. Poor me. I`m to weak to flick it hard enough lol. It still foamed at the top but there was substantially less foam like only a lil built up on the top.

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Male 138
I tried this and all I got was a faceful of soda.

And the name of the carbonated beverage varies from different areas of the United States. It matters on what form you grew up with, and where you live.

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Male 99
Actually, people down south call it Coke. Not pop or soda. But yeah, that was a pretty cool link.
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Male 914
eww now i`m drinking a flat beer thanx a lot Buddy lol jk
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Male 914
Doesn`t work too well with Budweiser but I could tell it helped a little cause i shook the p**s out of the can and it just foamed a little
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Male 914
I call it pop AND soda depends what kind of mood i`m in lol
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Male 914
Doesn`t work too well with Budweiser but I could tell it helped a little cause i shook the p**s out of the can and it just foamed a little
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Female 1,403
Why don`t we compromise and say, "Soda Pop" ? Anyways I call it POP. I`m a proud hick!
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Male 1,348
I just tried it and as soon as I went to open it it started foamin out the top. So I waited a couple seconds then opened it. I think if I opened it right away it would have sprayed all over.
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Male 979
Well in the great northern state of Canadiana, we call it "pop"
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Female 12
WTF?? Doing something that takes 2 seconds "wastes time", while waiting 45 seconds doesn`t??
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Male 851
this doesn`t really do anything
you just have to wait 45 seconds
that`s all
tapping it just wastes time
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Male 86
If you click on "see the videos" it links to all the science clips that the guy does on some news station... I think it`s great that they put stuff like that on the news... better than the ambulance chasing crap they cover on my new station... Kudos to 9NEWS in Colorado. Too bad my science teachers way back in grade school weren`t like this guy...
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Male 24
Worked for me, I even tried it in front of my dad. Ha, the guy always tries to act tough but then scared of soda blowing all over him. He was impressed, I should do this more often.
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Male 24
dint work for me, im rather pissed off... and rather wet... and sticky... i need a shower.
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Male 1,061
they tried tt on braniac n it didnt work
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Female 830
AMAZING I MEAN LORD THOSE GUYS MUST HAVE BIGGER BRAIN CELLS THAN EINSTEIN!
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Male 694
^ sorry a cokacola FACTORY ^
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Male 694
i live realy close to a cokecola and im going to bring 2 crates of lifesavers in.............. as soon as they start selling them in my contry (Irland)
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Male 226
All the people been tapping the top all this time, and has it ever failed you?!? No. Course it`s not "scientific" but every shakened-up can I ever tapped the top of always did just fine.

And "pop" is annoying, sorry to all my mid-western friends. And not all hicks say "pop," antihexe. Us "hicks" in the southeast say "soda," just like all you normal people out west.

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Male 346
i didnt know that
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Male 40
I always tapped the top seems I jus bin wastin my valuable time *sniff*
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Female 35
good piece of info, i tried it with my carbonated drink (i`m not gonna say soda or pop), i tried it over my bathtub, just in case, worked like a charm...good post
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Male 14
most people would use this, very informative.

However, snapping the sides won`t put the carbonation back into the soda--only make it float to the top--where you`ll lose it when you open it. If you let it sit in the fridge for a little while it`ll recarbonate, though slower than if you hadn`t snapped the sides. There is much more surface area (and thus recarbonates faster) when the bubbles are on the sides of the can rather than all in a "bubble pocket" on the top.

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Male 101
I never knew....
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Male 414
well some more pointless information that i will never use
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Female 712
Pretty cool.
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Male 616
If I ever visit a brewing company, I`m bringing a whole bunch of Lifesavers with me.
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Male 2,216
In the UK we say "pop" or "fizzy drinks", "soda" is the fizzy water you put in mixers etc.

Also the best way to stop your can from fizzing up when you open it... DONT SHAKE IT!!!

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Female 211
cool!
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Male 79
This is a great trick, for beer!
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Male 179
What about champagne?
Must I do like-wise?
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Male 1,348
veeeery interesting
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Male 1,407
Yeah it`s soda. And that was pretty cool...and surprisingly obvious.
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Female 748
My grandma told me to tap the top... apparently she was WRONG!
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Male 76
SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA

Not POP U HICK!

D:

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Male 22
I`ll have to remember that next time I open my beloved Pepsi.

By the way, it`s "pop" not "soda", hehe ;-)

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Female 854
very usefull information. i wish i learned that abit sooner tho.
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Male 169
hmm, that soda jizzed. ill use that at the next party on campus to land chicks...or people will be all sticky and wont want to talk to me
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Male 10,115
Link: Shake a soda can and open it [Rate Link] - The secret to it not exploding.
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