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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Magical Beer Fridge

Is Coke putting the pressure on Pepsi?

Just like this pop can, I've been feeling the pressure lately - pressure to post something. Have you ever seen what happens when a tin of sody pop is placed inside a freezer? I presume this is what happens, although I wouldn't know. Why?

Because this can was in an eensy weensy fridge.

I won a tiny Labatt's bar fridge a few years ago from a radio station, thanks to Jodster over at Useless Advice From Useless Men. It has performed its cooling functions for a number of years now without fail. Until now.

I placed 5 tins of Pepsi Cola brand soft drink alongside 5 equal sized tins of A&W Rootbeer inside my fridge for safe keeping. Less than a week later, I opened my fridge door.... to disaster.

Frozen pair.Half of the cans had exploded and leaked their precious contents all over the bottom of the fridge. The other half had expanded to the above state. Upon opening the cans, I discovered the pop was not ruined at all. It was still as tasty as ever.

Figuring something was drastically wrong with the fridge, I tried an experiment. I placed a half-empty cup of water on the bottom of the fridge and shut the door for a week. Upon opening the fridge, I was shocked to discover the water was perfectly liquidy, and just the right amount of cold.

Magically, my fridge had healed itself. Giddy for chilled soda, I hastily rammed 5 or 6 cans of Pepsi back into the fridge. But deep in the back of my mind, I was still worried.

So, just before heading to bed a mere 4 hours after I had filled the fridge, I checked on them. To my surprise, they had exploded. So, having said that, does anyone want to buy a magical Labatt's bar fridge that can freeze pop, but not water?

I didn't think so.

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Blogger Monogram Queen said...

How very strange... yes I have had cans explode before. The best is when you hit that perfect temp where you get a little bit of slush in the drink! Nirvana!!!

9:09:00 AM

Blogger Becky said...

Yes, that happens and then it explodes on occasion.

10:51:00 AM

Blogger The T-Dude said...

Hmmm, are they actually freezing all the way through or just enough to cause them to release gas and expand/explode?

I am curious...

Did you place both in the same place in the fridge?

10:19:00 PM

Blogger SJ said...

Never had that happen but then I don't really buy that many tins.

7:02:00 AM

Blogger Martini said...

The cans on the top shelf expanded, and were frozen solid. the cans on the bottom shelf actually split open and were leaking gooey syrup everywhere, so there must have been a freeze/thaw cycle.

12:03:00 PM

Blogger Akhor said...

Hmm.. Interesting.

Since this test did involve booze.. Are you sure you were not drunk at the time of putting the pop cans in the fridge? It is possible you put the same ones back? When you wake up in the morning and your head is protesting, does the pop taste like poison?

I would give your fridge four hours of classical music serenading, and a ice-tea. That should cure it's magical sickness.

5:03:00 PM

Blogger Ms. Creek said...

ugh. Who cleaned it? or did they?

12:33:00 AM

Blogger Ms. Creek said...

my blog is on hold, but i'll still come and visit!

10:54:00 PM

Blogger Ms. Creek said...

it doesn't do much good to come and visit when you haven't been around!

off on another vacation? lol

10:46:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

Sorry for lack of posting. I've been hard at work on my basement. I 'll update soon!

11:34:00 AM

Blogger honkeie2 said...

I will take it for free....well i might pay shipping and handling.....

1:01:00 PM

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Blogger Unknown said...

Cracking open a frozen one with the boys

4:32:00 PM


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