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How Champagne Is Made

Video: Champagne is really hard to make. There are rules and regulations and specific grapes and soil requirements and is completely region specific and more that goes into each bottle that it’s impressive that even one bottle gets popped. In this video from the Science Channel, we get to see how Bollinger makes its champagne. It marries the old fashioned methods formed over hundreds of years of bubbly creation with impressive modern machinery. Delicious!

Making A Clay Bottle From Dirt You Find On The Ground Is Messy Fun

In continuing his really awesome hand made series, Andy George of How to Make Everything learns how clay pots and bottles are made from the very beginning (dirt!) to the beautiful end (ceramics). In between, you see him show us every step of the process like digging up the dirt, filtering out the crap in the dirt, moistening the dirt, getting the air out the dirt and then shaping the dirt. It’s really fun.

How The Best Restaurants Open Old Bottles Of Wine

Here’s how one of the best restaurants in the world, Eleven Madison Park, opens a bottle of wine when the wine is especially old and the cork is possibly all crumbly: they use burning hot metal tongs to heat up bottle so it can be ‘magically’ opened from the neck, avoiding the cork.

This Flat-Pack Water Bottle Can Squeeze Inside A Laptop Bag

A backpack has plenty of pouches and pockets for storing a water bottle, but a sleek messenger bag? Good luck fitting a Nalgene in there without an unsightly bulge. You’ll either need to go without and keep an eye out for drinking fountains, or toss a few dollars towards these Kickstarted flat-pack water bottles.

A Squeezable 'Glass' Water Bottle That Won't Collect Tastes Or Smells

A plastic water bottle can survive the rigours of an active lifestyle, but over time it will collect odd smells and flavours that eventually can’t be scrubbed out. A glass bottle is a better option, naturally eschewing mould and odours, but one wrong move and suddenly it’s a pile of shards. These Squeezable Glass bottles claim to offer the best of both worlds — but have a bit of a misleading claim to fame.

Brazil's Soccer Team Has Smart Gatorade Bottles That Track Hydration

Everyone knows you should drink plenty of fluids when playing sports, but hydration actually becomes an exact science when the pride of your nation is at stake during something like the World Cup. That’s why at this year’s tournament, Brazil’s soccer team is using specially-designed Gatorade bottles that track how much the players are drinking.

Genius Guy Transforms Plastic Bottles Into Super-Strength Plastic Rope

Look, I have no idea what I’m going to do with super-strength plastic rope either but oh my genius, this recycler’s idea of turning plastic bottles into plastic rope is just brilliant. The video is perfect, he shows you the plastic rope, shows you what to do with it and then shows you how to make your own. I’m now convinced I need this in my life because of this guy.

A Simple Bottle Redesign Makes Removing Lids A Lot Easier

There’s good news for those of us who’ve ever felt embarrassed about not being able to get the cap off a bottle. A team of researchers in Japan have found that the bottle’s round shape could actually be to blame, and that getting caps off bottles with a parallelogram-shaped cross-section is considerably easier.

How To Make Bottle Rockets With Liquid Nitrogen And Water

This guy builds rockets with bottles and water, adding liquid nitrogen, turning them upside down and boom, instant propulsion: the nitrogen expands very fast on top of the warmer water, turning violently into gas and pushing the bottle up.

Every Baby Bottle Needs A Grippy Rollcage

If you don’t have kids, you might find it hard to believe that baby bottles don’t come standard with this springy shock-absorbing and easy-to-grip silicone rollcage. The Ba Baby Bottle Holder is actually a $US15 aftermarket accessory for bottles that makes them easier for babies to grip, and better suited to surviving being thrown across a room.

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