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Use the Ninja Swipe Technique to open bottles of soda that have been shaken up! [slyt | via]
posted by quin (31 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
I call shenanigans. Everybody knows two-litre bottles of pop go flat half an hour after you open them.
posted by The Card Cheat at 8:51 AM on December 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


There's something immensely saddening about this. I think it's the whole "sure, you're a hopeless dweeb with no friends and no social life, but if you master this ONE cool trick, suddenly you'll be the Rock God of your world" tone. Sad losers everywhere will be covering themselves in Diet Coke and gashing their wrists on bottle caps for a while.
posted by yoink at 8:52 AM on December 13, 2013 [12 favorites]


You know instead of mastering party tricks you could just be interesting and engage in active listening with your fellow party guests instead of looking like a dillhole.
posted by vuron at 8:55 AM on December 13, 2013 [7 favorites]


People drink soda at parties?
posted by Devonian at 9:04 AM on December 13, 2013


People drink soda at parties?

Sure: scotch and soda, bourbon and coke, Cuba libre...

Pro Tip: A little club soda takes the stains right off of your liver!
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 9:08 AM on December 13, 2013 [5 favorites]


Not your parents' sabrage.
posted by phirleh at 9:15 AM on December 13, 2013 [4 favorites]


Turkish Blue?
posted by Authorized User at 9:16 AM on December 13, 2013


There's way too much prep-work to pull this trick off (Wait until the bottle is half-Full! Shake it up! Crack the cap! Now slide-open!) and the results are less than stellar.
posted by jazon at 9:19 AM on December 13, 2013 [2 favorites]


"It will probably leave your drinks a little flat but will definitely make you the center of attention," but not in a good way, because you're going to be known as the jerk who shook all the soda and got rid of the carbonation and now the Moscow Mules are flat. Merry Christmas, jerk.
posted by The corpse in the library at 9:22 AM on December 13, 2013 [5 favorites]


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posted by ardgedee at 9:22 AM on December 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


Does it work with Pepsi Blue?
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 9:25 AM on December 13, 2013


This appeals to my inner 13 year old.
posted by slogger at 9:30 AM on December 13, 2013


I bet this goes over big at the parties thrown by those scary compliments douchecanoes.
posted by benito.strauss at 9:39 AM on December 13, 2013


I'm going to assume that anyone who is less than enthusiastic about this trick is just bitter because they lack the six inch fingertip-to-wrist distance to pull it off.
posted by history_denier at 9:40 AM on December 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


I've been watching a lot of Ninja Warrior over the past couple weeks, and I can't help imagining this as one of the first-stage obstacles. "This next man calls himself the King of Random. But can he ascend to the throne of Midoriyama? First, he stumbles up the Barrel Climb! Next the self-styled king attempts the Soda Swipe. He attempts to remove the cap deftly... OH, NO! The soda sprays in his face! What a humiliating defeat! He has surely embarrassed his kingdom."
posted by Metroid Baby at 10:01 AM on December 13, 2013


"Now this maybe leaves your drink a little flat…" Or the flat under the drink, a little depending.
posted by Namlit at 10:08 AM on December 13, 2013


I'm getting the feeling lately that shaken-up soda is a real, pressing issue for some people, somewhere.
posted by gurple at 10:12 AM on December 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


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posted by charlie don't surf at 10:41 AM on December 13, 2013


Notice that not until the end does he reveal that this is not a way to open a new bottle of soda that has been shaken up, but rather, a silly useless way to flatten a half full bottle. sophomoric at best.
posted by OHenryPacey at 10:57 AM on December 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


We used to do this all the time when I was a teenager, but it was mostly about trying to get the soda cap to fly up into a spinning ceiling fan and shoot out in a random direction.
posted by uncleozzy at 10:57 AM on December 13, 2013


Oh my God. I accidentally discovered this when I was 9 or 10 years old and no one has ever believed me. I opened up a shaken up two liter super fast and the cap just flew off and hit the ceiling. The cap then came down, still spinning, and landed on my hand hard enough to break the skin.

This is awesome.
posted by sanka at 10:58 AM on December 13, 2013 [3 favorites]


Yeah, the tone of this video just made me sad, is all. This party trick says so much about the person learning and performing it.
posted by gauche at 11:00 AM on December 13, 2013


I don't know if it was just the intonation of the narrator, but something about this really had a scripted-by-Brett-Easton-Ellis vibe to it.
posted by a box and a stick and a string and a bear at 11:44 AM on December 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


You'll have someone's eye out with that.

Also, they completely miss the point of the vented thread that all ginger bottles have. You unscrew it until it just starts to hiss … then you leave it for a few seconds to vent. If you then open the bottle carefully, it won't overflow, it won't go quite as flat, and you won't make a personal injury case, either.

I am engineer. I am no fun.
posted by scruss at 1:14 PM on December 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


Where's the science?! I mean, I get why the cap flies off, but why doesn't it overflow? Is it just because he waited for the bubbles to die down?
posted by ErWenn at 8:10 PM on December 13, 2013


why doesn't it overflow?

Because he only does it on half-full, half-flat bottles.
posted by flabdablet at 8:53 PM on December 13, 2013


You do this at my party and I will slap you so hard.
posted by Joe in Australia at 6:01 AM on December 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


Not for grownups.

Probably good for kid-ninjas at basement parties. Like this ninja coin bounce.
posted by surplus at 6:33 AM on December 14, 2013


why doesn't it overflow?

Because he only does it on half-full, half-flat bottles.


Yeah, but that doesn't seem to be the whole story. Even with a half-full half-flat bottle, you'd still get a fizz-up. It just wouldn't necessarily reach the top of the bottle. In these cases, there's apparently no fizz at all.
posted by ErWenn at 2:08 PM on December 15, 2013


Even with a half-full half-flat bottle, you'd still get a fizz-up.

I have just now unscrewed the cap from a half-full bottle of soda water that retained enough gas to make it feel quite well-pumped-up before I opened it. Plenty of bubbles, doesn't taste flat, and didn't fizz up.

I usually only get an overflowing fizz from a bottle that's been opened at most twice.
posted by flabdablet at 8:35 AM on December 17, 2013


I have just now unscrewed the cap from a half-full bottle of soda water that retained enough gas to make it feel quite well-pumped-up before I opened it. Plenty of bubbles, doesn't taste flat, and didn't fizz up.

I must bow to experimental evidence.
posted by ErWenn at 5:35 PM on December 18, 2013


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