Tuesday, August 10, 2010

So, how hot is it really?

It's so hot that when we went to the movies on Sunday and left a 12-pack of soda pop in the car, the cans started exploding on the way home! First one popped and we all looked at each other, like "What was that?" Then I looked in the way back (station wagon) and saw brown liquid on the floor. The cans were still in the cardboard so I opened the carton and determined it was only one can. Oh well. One can. Big deal.

But then . . . BOOM! another one. And because I had been so smart to open the carton, this one went all over the windows, the ceiling, etc. We had reached the first drop-off house so we took the carton out of the car and put it in the yard. Pop, pop, boom, boom, and so on. Like Dr. Pepper fireworks. It was hilarious and at the same time a real mess. Thankfully, only one exploded on the ceiling and all over the back of the seat.

Lesson learned. Don't leave sodas in a closed car when it's 102 degrees.

Photo by Professor Andrew Davidhazy, of Rochester, New York.


Cindy said...

Oh my goodness! I know it's hot out there, but my goodness.

Sarah in Disturbia said...

That's hilarious! I've had the opposite problem here with frozen exploding soda in the car. Not nearly as dramatic or funny though. Actually not dramatic or funny at all. Easier to clean up however.

Sarah in Disturbia said...

Oh, and reason number 526 for coming back to Pittsburgh!

Diane said...

Caution: don't ever leave an aerosol can in a closed car in the heat, for the same reason. It will explode. Except, containing flammable propellant, it will also ignite! You'll end up with a char-broiled interior, or worse.