frauenfelder at May 20th, 2014 18:01 — #1
thecorrectline at May 20th, 2014 18:24 — #2
Bonus points if you have just drank the whole bottle.
dagfooyo at May 20th, 2014 18:31 — #3
I'm so confused by this, and I'm not even drunk! Why would a cork be in an empty wine bottle? And how exactly is the plastic bag helping?
rattypilgrim at May 20th, 2014 18:43 — #4
This makes no sense. The cork looks normal. Why the plastic bag to pull it out and if the cork is stuck how did the plastic bag get under the cork to pull?
dave_pease at May 20th, 2014 18:45 — #5
Valuable context is provided and this post makes a lot more sense if you click the link.
art_carnage at May 20th, 2014 18:45 — #6
Is this the dumbest thing ever to appear in Boing Boing? First, why? And second, how? Why do you want to uncork an empty bottle (and why did you cork a bottle that was empty)? And how do you get the bag around the cork without first removing the cork, at which point you've already accomplished the task. This is just reaching new heights in stupidity.
dagfooyo at May 20th, 2014 18:49 — #7
Ah, so it does. I hadn't even noticed there was a link, so you can imagine my confusion.
ninja at May 20th, 2014 18:54 — #8
Wine saver is the solution for everything.
silversalty at May 20th, 2014 19:07 — #10
This still seems pointless, even after following the link. Someone must really have a need for an empty wine bottle - empty of more than just the wine.
This couldn't help Malcolm Forbes, who I'd read bought an Alexander Hamilton wine but stored it standing up resulting in the cork drying out and falling in. The lead/wax/whatever seal was still in place and the wine was too old to drink anyway - but appearances.*
- Can't find a link to the original story I'd read. Only my own recent reference to it.
Update: There do seem to be some web references to a Wine/Forbes/FallenCork. It's Jefferson instead of Hamilton and the quotes seem to repeat.
tribune at May 20th, 2014 19:46 — #11
here is the illustration that provides the context
daneel at May 20th, 2014 20:04 — #12
hereticbranding at May 20th, 2014 20:07 — #13
I was going to complain about the bottle not being empty --and poof it was empty.
smashmartian at May 20th, 2014 20:14 — #14
Had a similar problem a few months back. Old bottle of port, fragile cork which then fell into the bottle. Couldn't pour round the cork without disturbing the sediment and a hammer would result in wastage.
A swift you-tube search and some careful plastic bag work later, I had a decanted bottle of port without cork or sediment.
Incidentally, the same principle has been used to deliver babies - http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-25137800
ryuthrowsstuff at May 20th, 2014 20:19 — #15
If memory serves the Jefferson bottles are widely considered fake anyway.
eksrae at May 20th, 2014 20:28 — #16
I heard that's how they rescued those Chilean miners.
sdmikev at May 20th, 2014 20:44 — #17
There was a link to click, that you clearly didn't.
All would have been revealed.
mrscience at May 20th, 2014 21:44 — #18
And here I thought plastic bags were to be kept away from babies!
newliminted at May 20th, 2014 21:51 — #19
samthebutcher at May 20th, 2014 22:00 — #20
I'm definitely going to adapt this trick to attempt to pull someone's head out of their ass.
bobbaboosh at May 20th, 2014 22:06 — #21
Perhaps Im not drunk enough( Im working on it ) to understand.
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