Tap the 57

I’ve heard a couple of theories for the most efficient ways of getting ketchup out of a traditional Heinz glass bottle. The first one I heard was pretty useless, but one I have continued to employ for the last ten or so years since finding it out. It involved tilting the bottle at a shallow angle – around 20° – to the horizontal and tapping the base firmly.

Today’s revelation is worth sharing. Tilt the bottle at a more extreme angle, say 60° to the horizontal. Now look on the shoulder of the bottle, where the chamfer (nice word) meets the straight side of the bottle. You’ll find a "57" embossed in the glass, representing the number of Heinz varieties. Repeatedly tap the 57, and watch the ketchup spew forth.



One Response to “Tap the 57”

  1. andy on September 10th, 2005 04:56

    Rearrange the following sentence: get out to need you more.

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