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Beer Tapping Physics Explained
2013-11-25 04:26:11

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online My first experience with the behavior of forcefully tapping the bottom of a beer bottle to the top of another, creating a foamy overflow, was in the rowdy crew bar of the Queen Elizabeth 2 on which I served in the entertainment department in my much younger days. And more than one bottled brew was significantly emptied onto the bare floors of one frat house party or another during numerous college weekends. Now, thanks to a group of...

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2012-05-29 22:05:03

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com After a long day of toil and trouble, there´s nothing quite like a cold, refreshing beer. As you take your first pull from the bottle or glass, your worries immediately drift away, and as you set your vessel down, you begin to lose yourself in the effervescence of it all, just as the bubbles slowly and continually rise to the top. That is, of course, unless you´re drinking a stout, such as the popular Irish drink of choice, Guinness. Irish...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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