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Twenty empty 375mL cans

Postby TheKhakinator » Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:22 am UTC

I will soon have 20 empty cans, of the soft drink variety. Ideas of what to do with them?

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Postby Toeofdoom » Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:25 am UTC

Get boxes of sparklers, scrape off the sparkly stuff with a plastic knife into can, place can in centre of road/parking lot, light fuse and watch. Dont step on any melted aluminium. Bring a video camera and a regular digital, and some friends.

Repeat pervious step 19 times.

Alternatively, make sometype of very loud percussion instrument with them, or decorate your wall/door.
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Postby __Kit » Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:28 am UTC

MAKE $1!

(you know I just always thought who the fuck trades in their cans for 5c? -Why not be the first?)
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Postby haveblue » Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:25 pm UTC

Stack them
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Postby evilbeanfiend » Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:35 pm UTC

recycle them
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Postby Torn Apart By Dingos » Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:38 pm UTC

2. ???
3. Profit!

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Postby TheKhakinator » Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:44 pm UTC

So far, toeofdoom is winning. I'm combining this with the idea someone had of making alternative art.

Currently, the plan is to make some sort of construction out of the cans, point it towards magnetic north, and then set it on fire with the sparkler powder. All videod and photographed in high-res.

So far I've got 4 cans, 16 more to drink. Keep the ideas rolling in!

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Postby Kjartan » Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:14 pm UTC

Save up a few dozen more and cover up a window.

here's what my cans go through:

    1. A drink is bought and brought home.
    2. The drink is put in fridge or freezer, depending on when drinking will take place.
    3. Drink is drunk.
    4. Container goes on table along with the containers from previous days.
    5. When table is full, containers are put in a plastic bag, plastic bag is then put under kitchen table.
    6. Several times a year(twice so far this year) some kids come knocking collecting cans/bottles for their sports team. They get bags and the goo that has formed underneath them is cleaned up.
    7. Profit! (They get money, I get a less messy kitchen)
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Postby bbctol » Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:16 pm UTC

TheKhakinator wrote:So far, toeofdoom is winning. I'm combining this with the idea someone had of making alternative art.

Currently, the plan is to make some sort of construction out of the cans, point it towards magnetic north, and then set it on fire with the sparkler powder. All videod and photographed in high-res.

So far I've got 4 cans, 16 more to drink. Keep the ideas rolling in!


The sparkler powder's got to go in the cans, though, not just on it. This may be what you meant and I just don't get it.

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Postby Toeofdoom » Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:25 pm UTC

Also: Nothing I say is EVER to be taken as solicited (is that the right word?) legal advice (except maybe this one sentence).

Anyway, sparkler powder inside cans is good. Preferably take steps to prevent personal risk, property damage and legal repercussions.

If you want to be really daring, you could add some sort of spray can. if theres a large clear area and something to hide behind, you'd probably be fine, but you'll have to judge safety of any of these things yourself.

All that said...

I'm waiting for the pics.
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Postby TizzyFoe » Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:37 pm UTC

i cant answer your question, over the course of the 2 years i lived at my old apartment i never threw away pop cans. They filled up the little trash can in my room to fast and i was to lazy to take them downstairs to i just stacked them in my closet. When i moved out a couple of weeks ago i had probably around 300.

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Postby evilbeanfiend » Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:37 pm UTC

Toeofdoom wrote:Also: Nothing I say is EVER to be taken as solicited (is that the right word?) legal advice (except maybe this one sentence).


in that sense, solicited would mean something like 'sought after' probably just dropping solicited is the best way to convey what you want seeing as i doubt you want it taken as legal advice whether its its solicited or not.

of course another meaning might be that you don't want anything you say to be taken as legal advice about asking money for sex ....
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Postby Okita » Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:46 pm UTC

I assume they are aluminum cans.

You can use the bottom of one + chocolate in order to make fire. You rub the chocolate on the bottom of the can, which gets rid of the can's coating and makes the bottom really shiny. Since the bottom is also concave (or is it...convex?) you can use it and the power of the sun to start a fire in some sort of raptor infested post apocalyptic world scenario.

If you're willing to cut them out, you can also use cans to make a pretty cool water fountain and/or giant ice cube makers. Here's a nifty trick, cut open the top of the can and then fill the thing with water. Then place some smaller cylindrical object inside, fastened to the can with paperclips or something to prevent the object from touching the sides of the can. Refrigerate. When you're done you can remove the middle object and you've got a frozen ice-glass. Or you could just make it an ice can(be creative, I'm sure you can figure out a use for giant ice).

Or you can start a "kick the can" championship.
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Postby Toeofdoom » Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:46 pm UTC

^ Whatever. Not to be taken as legal advice, or even an encouragement of illegal activities. That doesnt stop you from doing it though.
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Postby Rippy » Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:46 pm UTC

If they're cola cans, don't drink a couple and use them as mentos bombs.

1. Open bottle
2. Insert half a pack of mentos, wrapped in a tissue (so that you actually have time to get the cap back on)
3. Close the bottle
4. Shake
5. Throw at elderly person (optional)

Though I've only done it with 2 litre bottles, when they hit the ground they explode and go flying like a rocket. I'd imagine smaller bottles would work too.

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Postby ZeroSum » Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:00 pm UTC

Make aluminum planes out of them.

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Postby TheKhakinator » Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:07 pm UTC

bbctol wrote:The sparkler powder's got to go in the cans, though, not just on it. This may be what you meant and I just don't get it.

Yeah, I have used sparklers before.

Yeah, they're aluminium cans. The making aluminium planes idea is interesting. I've tried to use cans to make stuff before and had trouble because of the metal holding its shape. I might try this.

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Postby Twasbrillig » Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:02 pm UTC

__Kit wrote:MAKE $1!

(you know I just always thought who the fuck trades in their cans for 5c? -Why not be the first?)


Who doesn't? I let them collect for about 3 months, and then bring them down to the bottle depot.

Average collection? $30. I shit you not.

(Given, this is cans + 2L + lotsch o' buttulsch o' scotch)
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Postby NinjaArcana » Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:35 pm UTC

#1 If you're in your local state Penitentiary, use the cans and make a shank!

#2 If you're on the show "Lost" find some more cans, and build a damn raft. -.-

#3 Compress the cans, and use them as shrapnel . (i.e. cut out the middle and fold it over multiple times)

#4 Buy some more cans, and if the doors in your dorm (or house) open outwards of the room, stack the cans upward in a pyramid (so that when the door opens, it hits it), and wait for a loud commotion as that person wakes up the entire dorm.

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Postby Rippy » Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:41 pm UTC

Ohh, cans. Wait, what kind of can comes in 375 mils? Only ones I've seen are 355ml regular cans, and the extra big beer cans that are more than 375 if I remember right.

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Postby Twasbrillig » Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:43 pm UTC

Rippy wrote:Ohh, cans. Wait, what kind of can comes in 375 mils? Only ones I've seen are 355ml regular cans, and the extra big beer cans that are more than 375 if I remember right.


Yeah, most all of them are 355.
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Postby redthegreat » Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:03 pm UTC

Remove the paint using sand paper

Grind the aluminum into a powder

Soak the powder in acetone to remove any gunk

Grind an equal part of iron oxide easily attained from junk yards

Mix the two powders

Set fire to them by a strip of magnesium, THERMITE!!!!
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Postby Hawknc » Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:08 pm UTC

All soft drink cans are 375mL in Australia.

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Postby simen » Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:25 pm UTC

Make a large spud gun, and train it to fire cans. Combined with various other ideas, you can make your own anti-aircraft cannon!

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Postby Meowsma » Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:12 pm UTC

What I did with 631.5 of them:

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I had somewhere in the range of 2500-3000 of them in bags in my apartment, but recently had to get rid of them.

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Postby Verator » Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:25 pm UTC

Lol, that's awesome Meowsma, you should work on doing that in all of the rooms, and changing the can with each room.
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Postby bbctol » Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:26 pm UTC

Meowsma wins 631.5 internets. That's fucking SWEET.

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Postby RealGrouchy » Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:28 pm UTC

Slice off the top, cut five or six slots down the sides, twis them, and make pinwheels out of them.

Or, do as many others have, and make propellers out of two/four of them, and make the rest of a plane out of the rest of them.

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Postby Castaway » Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:32 pm UTC

Throw them at people.
You've just lost twenty dollars and my self respect.

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Postby curious and questioning » Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:11 am UTC

631.5? What's the .5?

It's awesome, though.
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Postby Vaniver » Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:21 am UTC

curious and questioning wrote:631.5? What's the .5?
There appear to be half-cans underneath the shelves. Perhaps he or she used an odd number of them?
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Postby xkcd_n00bz » Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:54 am UTC

You guys drink too much pop.

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Postby Castaway » Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:58 am UTC

I find Dr. Pepper undrinkable...
You've just lost twenty dollars and my self respect.



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Postby semicolon » Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:19 am UTC

Castaway wrote:I find Dr. Pepper undrinkable...

You are wrong.

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Postby SpitValve » Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:48 am UTC

Castaway wrote:I find Dr. Pepper undrinkable...


I don't find Dr. Pepper.

Do they have it in Canada? I might have to try it. Add it to the list along with Tim Horton's, some sort of peanut butter cup thing, milk-in-a-bag, and moose-jousting.

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Postby Meowsma » Tue Aug 21, 2007 5:07 am UTC

curious and questioning wrote:631.5? What's the .5?

It's awesome, though.


Very very top left back corner. There was an unattractive gap, but we couldn't fit an entire can, so we cut one in half.

Vaniver wrote:There appear to be half-cans underneath the shelves.


Neg. They're all whole cans aside from that one.

I'm a he, by the way. =)

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SpitValve wrote:I don't find Dr. Pepper.


You live a sad, sad existence, then.

Like I said, through my college years, my roommates and friends and I racked up almost three thousand cans of it.

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Postby Twasbrillig » Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:43 am UTC

SpitValve wrote:
Castaway wrote:I find Dr. Pepper undrinkable...


I don't find Dr. Pepper.

Do they have it in Canada? I might have to try it. Add it to the list along with Tim Horton's, some sort of peanut butter cup thing, milk-in-a-bag, and moose-jousting.


Yeah, we have Dr. Pepper. It's not all that popular, though, even though it's pretty much everywhere.

Why do you want Reese's pieces? Don't they have them in NZ? They aren't even Canadian, I don't think.

And very, very few grocery stores carry milk-in-a-bag any more.
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Postby SpitValve » Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:57 am UTC

Twasbrillig wrote:Why do you want Reese's pieces? Don't they have them in NZ? They aren't even Canadian, I don't think.


Well, I've never seen them, and I've heard people raving about them...

I think you might be able to pick up Dr Pepper at some random specialty shops here.

Milk in a bag isn't really that exciting to be honest, but I feel like doing all the cheesy things :)

Are "grocery stores" like supermarkets or more like corner shops? The picture that comes to mind is somewhere in between, but I'm not sure...


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