My Pop/Soda exploded in fridge!

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  1. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    My fridge coldness settings was way to cold and my diet coke exploded....look at the way it poped!

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    So i sent these to Cocacola and they gave me 10 free pop case coupons..thanks

    isnt it cool how it exploded

    dont argue about pop vs. soda
     
  2. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    I have a feeling this thread will turn into a pop vs soda argument ;)
     
  3. lexus macrumors 68000

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    Honestly I have no clue what the big deal is.
     
  4. iSaint macrumors 603

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    pop vs soda vs coke

    In the south everything is a coke, except for sweet tea. :p
     
  5. sananda macrumors 68020

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    his father exploded in the fridge and you don't think that's a big deal?
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    After looking at the can, I'd have to lean more toward "pop."
     
  7. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Mods note: OP, I edited those pictures to be small, please don't put them back to a large size.
     
  8. Kashchei macrumors 65816

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    PV=NRT

    This post was inspired by the recent mention of "Mole Day" coming up next month (Oct. 23).
     
  9. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    Ideal-gas law ftw! :cool:
     
  10. eric55lv Guest

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    once that happened to me just the coke went all over the frige:eek:
     
  11. d_and_n5000 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow - looks like it was an absolute joy to clean up.

    And let this be a lesson unto you - don't turn the fridge to max coldness!

    On second thought, maybe try it again - ten cases of free Coke? Sounds like its worth a shot!;)
     
  12. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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  13. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Looks like the top piece couldn't quite take that much pressure and just unsealed.
     
  14. imac/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    Normally when you lower the temperature of a liquid, the volume and pressure go down not up. It seems to me in this case that the pop actually froze and water (unlike many liquids) expands as it freezes. I could be wrong.
     
  15. ghall macrumors 68040

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    NOOO!!!! It's SODA!!! We in the north east are right about everything!

    The only thing that got my attention in the thread title was "exploded". :D
     
  16. jamesarm97 macrumors 65816

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    I have a bad habit of putting a can of soda in the indoor icemaker to get it cold fast when I get home. There have been a few times when someone gets ice and the ice level is low enough that the worm screw or whatever that is that moves the ice down punctures the can and it explodes. Nothing like frozen coke all over the freezer, in the icemaker and pouring out of the ice dispenser.
     
  17. adk macrumors 68000

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    Wait, they gave you 10 free cases because you set your fridge too cold?
     
  18. DJMastaWes macrumors 65816

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    Well, damage could have been done to the fridge, or to someone. Seems like that thing would have gone flying.

    Although, could a cold fridge really do that? If you put a coke can in the freezer, will it explode? I'm not a drinker of pop/soda, so I wouldn't know.

    Anyway, that's a pretty cool can! Keep it.
     
  19. imac/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    It can explode. When the coke freezes it expands and builds up quite a bit of pressure as the air in the can is compressed.
     
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  21. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Is it possible the can was defective to begin with.
     
  22. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    soda is gross

    pop is such an annoying word. it's soda!
     
  23. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    I use both, but in the area I grew up (NE Ohio), it's definitely pop.

    I once had a canned carbonated cola beverage explode in my freezer - popped one in to cool it quickly and forgot. BANG! Ran to the freezer and saw that the carbonated cola beverage had frozen and broke the can open as it expanded. I was able to remove the chunk of frozen carbonated cola beverage in one piece, so cleanup was easy.
     
  24. iSaint macrumors 603

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    It's a coke!
     
  25. Kashchei macrumors 65816

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    You're absolutely right. Mea culpa
     

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