Yet another urban myth bites the dust.
There’s nothing worse than grabbing a fresh can of beer only to have it explode in your face. Well, it turns out, it’s even harder to avoid that situation than previously thought.
Despite it being a commonly held belief, tapping a beer can won’t prevent it from exploding, according to the results of a study published by MIT. Researchers at the University of Southern Denmark meticulously experimented with shaken and unshaken beer cans before coming to their conclusion.
Maybe not monkey masturbating vigorously shaken, but it does help if you’ve dropped a beer or it was tossed to you, and I base that on about 45 years of experience.