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Utterly Bizarre Pint Glass Thing

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15 Aug 2012 23:42 #701687 by RobM
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.
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15 Aug 2012 23:46 #701688 by EIM
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.
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15 Aug 2012 23:57 #701689 by RobM

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.
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17 Aug 2012 15:29 #702196 by AMMS
Honestly officer, it just exploded all on its own, it wissnae me.
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17 Aug 2012 22:55 #702332 by Femme Folle
Poltergeists would have been more interesting than EIM's matter-of-fact 'happens all the time'. Bah.
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17 Aug 2012 23:29 #702342 by EIM
It could be both, FF.
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17 Aug 2012 23:58 #702352 by Paul S
But does it really happen all the time? Seriously?
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18 Aug 2012 00:10 #702355 by Slightly Brown

Paul S wrote: But does it really happen all the time? Seriously?


I would probably say 35% of the time. No more.
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18 Aug 2012 00:11 #702356 by Slightly Brown
Maybe 38% - but no higher.
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18 Aug 2012 11:47 #702437 by Rogin the Armchair fan
It's happened to me once, but, you know, you don't like to talk about it, people will think you're a nutter or something.
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18 Aug 2012 21:25 #702558 by Femme Folle
That's not why.
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