The Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists Forum

Author Topic: Why thump a fizzy drink can, if it's been dropped?  (Read 1603 times)

Neva

  • Guest
Neva asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Why do we thump a can of soda water (or Coke) if it has been dropped or shaken up?

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 12/01/2010 16:33:08 by chris »


 

Offline Madidus_Scientia

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 1451
    • View Profile
Re: Why thump a fizzy drink can, if it's been dropped?
« Reply #1 on: 12/01/2010 15:59:05 »
To shake the bubbles off the sides of the can. That way they've already surfaced and popped before you open the can, if they're still on the side of the can when you release the pressure they'll make a foam which will go everywhere.
« Last Edit: 12/01/2010 18:29:19 by Madidus_Scientia »
 

Offline ch3ls3a

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 10
    • View Profile
Why thump a fizzy drink can, if it's been dropped?
« Reply #2 on: 15/01/2010 19:24:43 »
Thats what i thought^ but i watched a tv show (cant remember which one might of been the one show) where they proved it doesnt do anything
 

The Naked Scientists Forum

Why thump a fizzy drink can, if it's been dropped?
« Reply #2 on: 15/01/2010 19:24:43 »

 

SMF 2.0.10 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums