I just watched this video on how soda cans (and I assume, beer cans and other kinds of pull-tab cans) are made.
This freaking blew my mind. I’ve used cans for all kinds of shit outside of drinking liquid. They make great single use, very sharp blades if you tear them apart correctly, and they’re good light reflectors, and you can use them as an “alarm system”. I knew they were cheap and didn’t use much material, which meant the main walls are very sharp . I never knew this process or the details of the design.
What goes into stuff we use all the time, but don’t really think about?
Yeah, “How it’s Made” is great, but it doesn’t talk about the evolution over time of average everyday stuff as much as it’s interested in modern-day production.
I want to know the evolution of objects and manufacturing. That’s very interesting.
I’m greedy for your knowledge.
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