The Amazing shrinking bottle!
We were out this weekend at the Heart of Dixie Hang, and on Saturday night, I boiled water for me and another for my son. I had a name brand Nalgene, while Smarticle had one from Academy. The just as the water came to a boil I poured it into his Academy bottle, and I started up some more for MandyDawn's tea. In a very startled and concerned voice, Smarticle said, "Hey look at this!" The bottle had started to collapse at the bottom--melted! I could tell that it was beginning to compress the air in the bottle, and concerned that it may explode, I carefully loosened the lid, well aware that it filled with water over 200º. It spurt out a little, and I closed the lid. Well, it just kept shrinking, and shrinking and shrinking!
By the time it was done, it had shrunk to less than 1/2 it's old size. The 32 oz mark now holds 14 oz of water. And yet somehow, the lid did not shrink and the mouth maintained its size and shape, and still maintains a good seal.
Has anyone ever seen this happen before.
And before you say "Pics or it didn't happen," here it is. Oh, yea, bigbamaguy, MandyDawn, Goblin, bdbart, and aboyd were all witnesses.
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