July 28, 2014 1:59 PM   Subscribe

DataGenetics is "a technology consultancy specializing in unlocking the value stored in large databases" and which runs an interesting blog. posted by alby (2 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Why are cans shaped the way they are?

One of the greatest advances in supermarket technology was the development of cans with interlocking/nesting top and bottom lids. I don't know when that simple little tweak came to market, but it made stacking cans in the pantry a joy. Occasionally, I'll bring home a can with the old-school top and bottom (I'm looking at you, La Preferida...) and it completely upsets the orderliness of my pantry.
posted by Thorzdad at 2:14 PM on July 28, 2014

Thorzdad: the inset-style cans appear to being retired in the UK... Heinz don't use them any more, at least. Trying to stack a cupboard last weekend resulted in much swearing.
posted by Leon at 2:30 PM on July 28, 2014 [1 favorite]

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