jfitzpatrick at March 9th, 2014 13:40 — #1
ligoten at March 9th, 2014 15:29 — #2
It's been a while since I had a glass ketchup bottle to try, but the last several plastic Heinz bottles I had were much less viscous than I expected.
xhi at March 9th, 2014 17:57 — #3
In addition if you tap it on one of the number 57s embedded in the glass near the base of the neck it works best.
raphoenix at March 9th, 2014 20:33 — #4
This is a most interesting geek fact even though we've been tapping the bottles since I was a child and didn't know why the trick worked. (LOL) (SMILE)
straspey at March 9th, 2014 21:15 — #5
Try this -
Take the cap of the ketchup bottle and tilt it so the ketchup runs down.
Wait until the ketchup has reached the mouth of the bottle and is just about to pour out.
Then - at the very last second - quickly turn the bottle back upright and whack it down firmly (not excessively) on the table.
See what happens...
Also - regarding "Glass Harmonics"
The Glass Harmonica - Invented by Benjamin Franklin in 1761
mdknightr at March 10th, 2014 11:05 — #6
What has always worked best for me to start a new bottle of ketchup is to take it in hand, hold it tight around the neck with the capped end facing outward, and sling it hard as if to smash it against the floor (just don't let go of the bottle, or it will). This will force the ketchup to the top of the bottle and make it come out easier once the cap is removed.
jfitzpatrick at March 19th, 2014 13:52 — #7
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