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Sick of waiting for your ketchup? Gastro-nerds have found a solution
Globe & Mail ^ | July 5, 2013 | ZOSIA BIELSKI

Posted on 07/06/2013 9:13:05 AM PDT by rickmichaels

It could alleviate so many face-palms this weekend: a non-stick ketchup bottle conjured by gastro-nerds at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology may hit supermarket shelves – for other condiments – as early as next year.

After taking home third place with a public vote at the Design Museum’s annual competition this week, the non-stick bottle coating – termed “LiquiGlide,” unfortunately – is once again on the table.

Engineers at MIT invented the non-stick coating “to help the sauce slide out,” writes The Daily Mail’s Nick McDermott: “Angrily thwacking the ketchup bottle to coax out the stubborn sauce could soon be a distant memory.”

(Excerpt) Read more at theglobeandmail.com ...


TOPICS: Food; Science
KEYWORDS: liquiglide

1 posted on 07/06/2013 9:13:05 AM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

It’s called a squeeze bottle. If this is my biggest problem...Praise the Lord!!


2 posted on 07/06/2013 9:14:15 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: rickmichaels

http://bbs.wenxuecity.com/cooking/1160651.html


3 posted on 07/06/2013 9:15:07 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: rickmichaels

There’s a certain joy in slapping the bottle on its’ butt. People always smile when they do it..


4 posted on 07/06/2013 9:15:20 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: rickmichaels

http://www.wimp.com/vegetablemarket/


5 posted on 07/06/2013 9:15:39 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: rickmichaels

John ‘Long Face’ Kerry never has to wait or worry about his ketchup. He can take baths in it.

He has lots of money too thanks to the founder of H. J. Heinz’s heirs.


6 posted on 07/06/2013 9:17:01 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: rickmichaels

I understand that homosexuals are lining up to buy bottles of the “LiquiGlide.” I can’t imagine why...


7 posted on 07/06/2013 9:20:59 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: rickmichaels

Reminds me of the joke from Pulp Fiction.


8 posted on 07/06/2013 9:23:46 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Exactly - the days of waiting for your ketchup are already over. The only problem now is the watery ketchup that comes out when you forget to shake the bottle when it hasn’t been used for awhile.


9 posted on 07/06/2013 9:25:53 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: rickmichaels

“LiqueGlide” If Harley made a Jet Ski.


10 posted on 07/06/2013 9:26:57 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (I'm so conservative I won't even wear progressive bifocals.)
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To: smokingfrog

Store your bottle upside down.


11 posted on 07/06/2013 9:28:38 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: rickmichaels

Shake and shake a ketchup bottle,
None will come and then a lot’ll.


12 posted on 07/06/2013 9:29:38 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything. Bolshies' gonna bolsh.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Lots of people don’t know that hitting the bottom of the bottle doesn’t work. You need to tap on the neck of the bottle to make it slide out. On the Heinz bottle there is a 57 logo to show the sweet spot for tapping.


13 posted on 07/06/2013 9:36:00 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Paine in the Neck
Want a good ketchup bottle prank?

Using a straw, place an alkaseltzer tablet at the bottom of the bottle of ketchup. Then close the lid tightly.

When the lid is opened and the pressure is released, the entire contents of the ketchup bottle will evacuate violently in about a hundreth of a second, leaving nobody uncoated within a ten foot radius.

14 posted on 07/06/2013 9:36:30 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Kirkwood

No Heinz in my cupboard!!


15 posted on 07/06/2013 9:45:02 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

That’s OK. It works with any brand.


16 posted on 07/06/2013 9:56:27 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: blackdog
Want a good ketchup bottle prank? Using a straw, place an alkaseltzer tablet at the bottom of the bottle of ketchup. Then close the lid tightly. When the lid is opened and the pressure is released, the entire contents of the ketchup bottle will evacuate violently in about a hundreth of a second, leaving nobody uncoated within a ten foot radius.

This would work best with a glass bottle. Plastic/squeeze bottles would betray their impending doom to the prank-ee the moment he picked up the bottle.

17 posted on 07/06/2013 9:57:57 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: andyk

“A family of three...”

OBJ: Why’d the tomato drop out of school? He could never ...


18 posted on 07/06/2013 9:57:59 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Kirkwood

I would slide my knife into the bottle to make an air pocket. That was when I was a kid. Then we went to the red and yellow squeeze bottles. Now...that I’m way over the hill...I don’t give a sh** about these petty things.


19 posted on 07/06/2013 9:58:51 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

What a great thing that will probably cause cancer.


20 posted on 07/06/2013 9:59:00 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: rickmichaels

Interesting. Practical physics.


21 posted on 07/06/2013 10:24:28 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Sacajaweau
Your; "No Heinz in my cupboard!!"

Same here. Though I long preferred Heinz ketchup, I no longer purchase it. After many taste-tests, I found that both Wal-Mart and Family Dollar Store house-brand ketchups are excellent alternatives to Heinz ketchup. Taste and quality of both match the level of Heinz ketchup. And the price of each is significantly lower than Heinz's

No more Heinz in this household!

22 posted on 07/06/2013 10:40:22 AM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: rickmichaels
“Angrily thwacking the ketchup bottle ..."

I do not recall EVER angrily thwacking the ketchup bottle.


23 posted on 07/06/2013 10:41:08 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: DakotaGator

I get mine at Aldi’s....half the price.


24 posted on 07/06/2013 11:18:36 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau
There’s a certain joy in slapping the bottle on its’ butt. People always smile when they do it..

Years ago there was a Saturday Evening Post cover showing a couple of teenagers in a 1950s hamburger joint. She is sitting across the booth from him, wearing a white cashmere sweater. He his holding a ketchup bottle upside down, and obviously has just whacked the bottom of it. There is a trail of ketchup across the booth and up the front of her sweater. There is a look of horror on his face.

I've often wondered what happened next.

25 posted on 07/06/2013 11:36:02 AM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: rickmichaels

more chemicals. No thanks, I’ll just shake mine out.


26 posted on 07/06/2013 12:06:05 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: Sacajaweau
Thanks for the info. Will try it out if they open a store in my area.
27 posted on 07/06/2013 6:23:45 PM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: Sacajaweau

Whataburger ketchup, spicy ketchup, and mustard are now sold in HEB grocery stores in Texas. Yum!


28 posted on 07/06/2013 6:29:50 PM PDT by Sooner Gal
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