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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:51 am 
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Left can of Coke in the sun in the cupholder and it has peeled itself open without making a mess anywhere.

It's exactly how I found it.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:51 am 
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Was it sunny?

If so the pressure will have increased inside until the can failed to release it.

You are lucky that the weakest point was the join at the top. If it had failed at the bottom then you would have had a very sticky car!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:20 am 
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If it had failed at the bottom then you would have had a very sticky car!

Zero sugar, though. How sticky would it be?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:24 am 
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If it had failed at the bottom then you would have had a very sticky car!

Zero sugar, though. How sticky would it be?

Lack of sugar might make it less sticky but I wouldn't want the phosphoric acid getting in anywhere. Cola is really horrid stuff, doesn't matter which brand.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:30 am 
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The only joint on modern cans is round the top, so that is place it can fail. I am staggered there is no mess particularly with the top at that angle.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:35 am 
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It also doesn't look very full. I can't remember the last time I looked into a freshly-opened 330ml can of fizzy stuff but I'm sure it should have more in it than that.
If it indeed isn't full then where did the rest of it go? Surely it wasn't so hot in there that it boiled off?
Perhaps the trolls opened it because they were thirsty :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:09 am 
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This is where we find out they've been down-sizing the contents.

Kept the tin the same size at 330ml, but they only put 250ml inside. And some very small print that says the 330ml on the tin refers to tin size, contents may be less!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:09 am 
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....... but I wouldn't want the phosphoric acid getting in anywhere.


Particularly in my mouth where my teeth are, or in my stomach!


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Very fortunate indeed not to have made a proper mess. An unusual failure.

We had a similar result as students when we put 12 tins of Guinness draught in the freezer to chill, and then forgot about them... the force of the first one exploding set off all the rest, blew the freezer door open, and sprayed 15 feet across the kitchen. Now THAT was a proper mess.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:15 am 
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In the 80's as a Police Officer I was sent to a road accident, a soldier had managed to park his 2.8 Granada 1/2 way up a tree with the car at a 45 degree angle. He was underneath it, very drunk. Inside he had about a dozen cans of Stella that had flown around, all had pin hole leaks and very busily spraying their contents everywhere!

The result was tree 1 Granada 0 and a lost licence. The tree still shows the marks where it lost some bark. Every panel on the Granada was distorted.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:56 am 
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bigjohn wrote:
In the 80's as a Police Officer I was sent to a road accident, a soldier had managed to park his 2.8 Granada 1/2 way up a tree with the car at a 45 degree angle. He was underneath it, very drunk. Inside he had about a dozen cans of Stella that had flown around, all had pin hole leaks and very busily spraying their contents everywhere!

The result was tree 1 Granada 0 and a lost licence. The tree still shows the marks where it lost some bark. Every panel on the Granada was distorted.


That's what happens when you drink Stella!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:10 pm 
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GeoffR wrote:
....... but I wouldn't want the phosphoric acid getting in anywhere.


Particularly in my mouth where my teeth are, or in my stomach!

Quite!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:04 pm 
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That's exactly what it was like when I found it.
I have no idea how it managed to open like a can opener or why it's not full.

If anyone would like to try it go ahead, :lol:

Also, just to add, I don't like zero Coke, it was all we had.
I think it tastes bitter.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:39 pm 
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....... but I wouldn't want the phosphoric acid getting in anywhere.


Particularly in my mouth where my teeth are, or in my stomach!


Stomach acid is Hydrochloric so actually stronger than the phosphoric acid in coke

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Gaz38 wrote:
Andy_Viking wrote:
GeoffR wrote:
....... but I wouldn't want the phosphoric acid getting in anywhere.


Particularly in my mouth where my teeth are, or in my stomach!


Stomach acid is Hydrochloric so actually stronger than the phosphoric acid in coke


I am aware of that I still wouldn't want it inside me!


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Gaz38 wrote:
Andy_Viking wrote:
GeoffR wrote:
....... but I wouldn't want the phosphoric acid getting in anywhere.


Particularly in my mouth where my teeth are, or in my stomach!


Stomach acid is Hydrochloric so actually stronger than the phosphoric acid in coke


Unless you have medical issues, you never get stomach acid in your mouth to expose your teeth........ and phosphoric acid will leech calcium from your bones, reducing their strength.
Definitely not a good thing to ingest in anything more than minute quantities over the course of a year.

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…phosphoric acid will leech calcium from your bones, reducing their strength.
Definitely not a good thing to ingest in anything more than minute quantities over the course of a year.

Yet phosphoric acid is a significant ingredient of cola drinks. I used to like Pepsi, Coke somewhat less but stopped drinking them some years ago. Since then I have learned more about their effects and avoid them.

I also avoid artificial sweeteners as far as possible and minimise my intake of sweetened drinks, using sugar.


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