How to Make a Can of Soda Explode

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About: I'm planning study music as my major in college, wherever I end up...but I do enjoy my occasional weekend project and love to learn new things.

Intro: How to Make a Can of Soda Explode

I made a pop can pop!

Step 1: Step One

Live in up north (Rochester, NY for example).

Step 2: Now, Prepare the Can for Explosion

Leave it outside in the middle of winter (good idea, right?)

Photo: http://www.lisasgraphicsandmore.com/freebies.html

Step 3: Retrieval of Can

Now go outside and get the can...with any luck it'll look like mine did. Hoorah--water expands when it freezes!

--FYI, I didn't do anything to the can but move it to take pictures; this is how bent it was when i picked it up

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    44 Discussions

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    do you think that a soda can would expolde if you put it in a paint agitator (shaker thing they have at the hardware store) for long enough?

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    dla888CybergothiChe

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    It might work. If it does rupture it probably will at the part where the tab is.
    When i was younger, me and one of my friends tossed a plastic bottle of Sierra Mist back and forth untill it exploded... in my hands. It was quite dramatic, the lid shot off, it didn't hit me.

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    Jamie bagndla888

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I was board one day and decided to kick a bottle of coke down a hill, it hit a rock and exploded

    P.S. i found the bottle of coke and it hadn't been opened 

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    seabananersJamie bagn

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    then why the hell didn't you drink it hobos with computers and good typing skills like me need that stuff to live don't waste

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    dodo91CybergothiChe

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    weird name. crazypoop? where did you think of that? was it a last minute name? not trying to sound rude. sorry if i am.

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    dodo91CybergothiChe

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Nothing. it just sounded like last minute, like mine. i just thought of what i like, add a number and BAM, a name!

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    dodo91ac1D

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    they said yes, not no. remember? this was the myth: a women went shopping. she put biscuit dough in her car, and then went shopping some more. she put all the stuff behind her. she got in. she herad a noise, like a gunshot. she felt a hard hit in the head. she touched the back of her head. her "brains" were coming out. she held her hand to her head until the paramedics arrived. they pulled her arm away, and they found dough. they tested it, and it worked. it does happen. with soda, im not quite sure.