I’ve always wondered how these work. Not just how they get them into a bottle. But some of the other really microscopic engineering…
Archives For how stuff is made
Here’s the chain of events that leads up to the “cshhht” sound you can of Coke makes when you open it. It’s complicated. And sort of beautiful.
The number of individuals who know how to make a can of Coke is zero. The number of individual nations that could produce a can of Coke is zero. This famously American product is not American at all. Invention and creation is something we are all in together. Modern tool chains are so long and complex that they bind us into one people and one planet. They are not only chains of tools, they are also chains of minds: local and foreign, ancient and modern, living and dead — the result of disparate invention and intelligence distributed over time and space. Coca-Cola did not teach the world to sing, no matter what its commercials suggest, yet every can of Coke contains humanity’s choir.
I love this sort of thing… bit of a language warning. But here are the first two videos in a series.
I can’t get enough of those “how stuff get made” videos. The World Cup is this year. Here’s how they make the balls.