Some feel compelled to tap the top of a can of soda before opening, especially if it’s recently been dropped. Does this precaution help or is just something our know-it-all mothers made up? My guess is that this action has no effect. Let’s test my hypothesis:
Although the results were disputed by those present, I’m sure you’ll agree with me, Internet, that the tapping had no effect and the complete lack of a fizzy mess was an epic disappointment. Additional tests, including trials with other types of pop are necessary.
Math Zombie said on 2011-02-26
It fizzed slower. I think your sample space is much too small. Mythbusters would be disgusted.
Michael Haren said on 2011-02-26
Unlike mythbusters, my budget is dictated solely by my thirst.