A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from November 21, 2019
“It’s risky to buy soda right after an earthquake”

People know that soda has fizz and shouldn’t be shaken before opening. But what happens after an earthquake? “Never open a can of soda after an earthquake” was posted on Twitter by Jeffrey Czum on February 9, 2010. “How long after an earthquake should I wait before opening my soda? Couple of days?” was asked on Reddit—Shittyaskscience on February 27, 2015.

“It’s risky to buy soda right after an earthquake” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on March 30, 2016. It was reposted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on November 22, 2019, when it received the “Excellent Showerthought” designation.


Twitter
Jeffrey Czum
@Jeffislive
Never open a can of soda after an earthquake.
9:07 PM · Feb 9, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Josh Harris
@Hosh_Jarris
After an earthquake everyone’s all “I hope their ok” and I’m just sitting there like “they better not open any cans of soda” #myworries
12:21 AM · May 26, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
mathias
@mathiasfruhmann
Opening a bottle of soda after an earthquake, it explodes all over you, fingers point and giggles commence thru piles of debris
3:01 PM · Aug 18, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Brendan O’Brien
@bravidobrien
Never open a bottle of soda after an earthquake. #TheMoreYouKnow
1:03 AM · Jul 23, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Shittyaskscience
Posted by u/AssumptionPrime February 27, 2015
How long after an earthquake should I wait before opening my soda?
Couple of days?

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/kevakk March 30, 2016
It’s risky to buy soda right after an earthquake

Twitter
Pornhub ARIA
@Pornhub
It’s too risky to open a can of soda after an earthquake..correct?
8:01 PM · Apr 2, 2016·Hootsuite

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/dinosaurtwat November 22, 2019
It’s risky to buy soda right after an earthquake

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, November 21, 2019 • Permalink