I'm two minutes back in the door from my local and I'm hoping somebody can offer up a science explanation for this.
Nipped in for a quick couple at last orders after getting back from the game at Musselburgh. Standing with the second beer just about finished talking away to a guy from Rotherham who was up with his family at the local caravan park. I was exerting no pressure whatsoever on the glass but had the chunky bit at the bottom loosely gripped by my thumb at one side and the finger next to the thumb round the other.
The fucker only exploded, literally exploded sending glass all over the bar and points beyond.
There was only say half an inch to an inch of beer left in the glass and the pub was very warm in contrast to a fairly cool evening outside. It's been kind of that thundery way today though without ever getting to it. Is it an atmospheric thing coupled with a flaw in the glass (one of the tall vase like Kronenbourg efforts)?
Either way it spooked the four of us left in the boozer.
If no explanation is forthcoming I'm getting myself a poltergeist gun and I'm hunting the fucker down.
Happens all the time. It's to do with the glass they use that shatters rather than smashes, for safety purposes. It may have been old, may have just been washed, could be any number of things, but the fuckers pop all the time at work. It's a real drag.
Erics Inner Monologue wrote: Happens all the time. It's to do with the glass they use that shatters rather than smashes, for safety purposes. It may have been old, may have just been washed, could be any number of things, but the fuckers pop all the time at work. It's a real drag.
Fucking disconcerting when your last bit of beer's in there though. Almost shat myself, the guy from Rotherham was hugely impressed given that he was the only one that actually saw it go.