Summer barbeques are full of good times, and typically offer the classic cookout staples: burgers and hot dogs. You might find yourself waiting in line at the food table, having just chosen your protein. You're building the perfect arrangement of fixings to go along with that delicious burger or dog, when you hear the sound of a squeeze bottle on empty. That solitary raspberry the universe throws at you just when you're about to reach picnic food perfection. Your meal is ruined!
Can anything else be coaxed out of that bottle? So many have tried and failed; the quick-shake, the bottom-pound, the standard moves that rarely yield anything more from the clear bottle that teases you with a visual of condiment bliss plastered to the walls inside. Or is there some new method for extracting the remaining liquid gold from this taunting bottle? One life hack site claims you can empty virtually any condiment bottle with centrifugal force, by swinging your arm in a windmill motion with the bottle's cap/squeeze spout facing outwards. But does it work? I was determined to find out.
I conducted a simple experiment with six common household condiments in typical plastic squeeze bottles: ketchup, yellow mustard, brown mustard, relish, mayonnaise, and ranch salad dressing. The bottles were all opened and nearly drained of their contents, leaving a small but significant amount of condiment left. Each bottle was allowed to settle so that the contents would be at the furthest possible distance from the squeeze spout, and then swung in one complete circle. Each bottle was then opened and squeezed.
So, Does it Work?