tomato.jpgAnother slow day, I was trying to open a bottle of ketchup a while a go and it seemed really hard to do so and it just hit me. Why does this have to be so hard? It should not be an enigma c(”,)

As I found out I was exerting force towards the center of the cap while trying to twist it around. For bigger hands this is a problem because you will be exerting more force in compressing the cap rather than twisting it >_<. It seems I have found the answer why smaller hands do better in opening bottles, such as soda and ketchup.


I sat down and looked at the bottle for a few minutes. Can this be solved without googling it? Woooot! I was able to solve it, take a look at the image below, hehe. To be able to open the bottle it would be better to apply two twists on it, one at the cap and a counter-acting one at its body. What this does is you will be able to multiply the effort in trying to open the bottle. I also thought that it kind of heats up the inside of the bottle which should expand it a little bit. Also shaking the bottle might do so but I do not think that it helps out a lot c(”,)


+1 Post! lol

  1. Bibi
    Apr 21, 2008

    hey… This had been a useful post, i love ketchup; i eat it with everything… and like you this had happen to me. Thanks 🙂

  2. Roy L. Besiera
    Apr 23, 2008

    Thank G i have small hands :))

  3. tina
    May 23, 2008

    nice one.

  4. Atniz
    Jun 30, 2008

    thanks for the great tips…will try it out….