The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can

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+10 1. Gondy10 commented 8 years ago

This dude is the engineer guy you can trust.. :D :D :D

Not like this:
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+2 2. primate1970 commented 8 years ago

A.L.U.M.I.N.I.U.M. (Not Aloominum) Learn to pronounce it correctly...


I work for a company specifying the designs of Aluminium Curtain Walling and it drives Me mad when they say it wrong...
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+1 3. loadrunner commented 8 years ago

If the tab from the cuboid was pointing to the corner, drinking from it was not a problem.

But I also remember the 'push in'tabs, I think Sprite used those in the late 90's.
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+2 4. isitmeor commented 8 years ago

Now I'm thirsty..
Advertisement, how does it even work ?
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+10 5. Judge-Jake commented 8 years ago

For those of you who turned this video off too soon.. watch the last three seconds after the credits. Hilarious >:)
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+6 6. Frolle commented 8 years ago

#2 Well that depends where you are from. In north america its aluminum, and aluminium goes for the rest of us. so he´s not wrong.
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+4 7. sux2bu commented 8 years ago

#2 Aluminium vs. aluminum
Aluminum is the American and Canadian spelling for the silver-white metallic element (number 13 on the periodic table) abundant in the earth’s crust. Aluminium is the preferred spelling outside North America. Neither term is superior to the other, and both are etymologically and logically justifiable. Aluminum is the older spelling.
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) only adopted aluminium as the standard international name for the element in 1990 but, three years later, recognized aluminum as an acceptable variant. Hence their periodic table includes both. IUPAC internal publications use either spelling in nearly the same number.
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+2 8. kirkelicious commented 8 years ago

In theory a cylindrical shape could achieve a 91% packing density if arranged in a hexagonal pattern. In practice the cans are arranged in a quadratic pattern which lets the space usage drop to 78.5%.
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+2 9. fjwjr commented 8 years ago

You say aluminium, I say aluminum.........
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+7 10. Thanny commented 8 years ago

#2 Humphry Davy, the British scientist who first identified the metallic element in the mineral alumina, first called it alumium. Then, in keeping with standard etymological conventions, he changed it to aluminum. This is in keeping with the same rules used for molybdenum, lanthanum, platinum, and tantalum. Not to mention the Latin versions of a bunch of other elements (aurum = gold, plumbum = lead, stannum = tin, and so on). The general rule was, take the metallic salt, lop off the ending 'a', then add 'um'. So zirconia became zirconium, while alumina became aluminum.

Then an etymologically deficient halfwit suggested changing it to aluminium, because most other elements ended that way, including many that weren't originally metallic salts at all. He actually wrote that "aluminum" didn't sound "classical" enough, despite being the actually correct name according to the classical system.

It wasn't until about a hundred years later that the metal became common enough for either version of the word to gain any public purchase. In America, Davy's preferred form took hold, perhaps due to being also preferred by our most famous dictionary producer, Noah Webster. In the UK, the etymologically deficient version took hold, and about 25 years ago, some international committee saw fit to choose that version, then later added that both spellings are acceptable.

So you are wrong on multiple independent levels. Congratulations.
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+3 11. kirkelicious commented 8 years ago

Nucular! It it's pronounced nucular.
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+7 12. Sizzlik (admin) commented 8 years ago

#9 For some reason i say aluminium when speaking german and aluminum when speaking english..but type aluminium in long as others know what you mean its nucular
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+4 13. thundersnow commented 8 years ago

Really found this video interesting and was glad it didn't have any annoying and disturbing background music.
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+2 14. martynbiker commented 8 years ago

#2 the word that gets me is 'soder' its spelt SOLDER and pronounced solder!
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+2 15. Geekster (admin) commented 8 years ago

Aluminiu? Anyone? :D No? :D
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0 16. buckleg08 commented 184 days ago

back when science were facts...:P
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0 17. Judge-Jake commented 183 days ago

Would have been even more interesting if he had mentioned one other tiny thing, how they put the drink in.8-)