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# Self-sculpting bottle

Pressure does it all.
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I recently noticed how, when I drink from a very cold drink, then put the lid on, the bottle will collapse slightly. The room-temperature air that enters the bottle whilst I drink is cooled by the still-cold liquid inside, and reduces in pressure.

These collapsing bottles seem rather boring - sometimes the sides buckle slightly, sometimes a bit of the base folds in. I'm sure with a little variation in thickness of the plastic of the bottle, it would be possible to make a simple sculpture - perhaps a bottle that bends itself into an arch, pleats itself, or maybe even makes a jellybaby like human form. The sky is literally way beyond the limit.

It would be even better if you did not know about it before hand, and went back to a half-flempty bottle in the fridge to find it had twisted into an interesting spiral shape.

 — MadnessInMyMethod, Feb 24 2009

canundrum slightly_20pre-crushed_20cans
[xenzag, Feb 25 2009]

You mean the limit is beyond the sky.
 — zeno, Feb 25 2009

Beyond, limitless literacy is the skyway
 — loonquawl, Feb 25 2009

Sky limits are literally the way
 — miasere, Feb 25 2009

Venus de Milkshake
 — hippo, Feb 25 2009

 //You mean the limit is beyond the sky// I suppose it depends on what direction you are coming from

<Note to elf> When you think - shall I put that stupid phrase in or leave it out - next time leave it out </nte>
 — MadnessInMyMethod, Feb 25 2009

disregarding that phrase...still a nice idea - here's a shrink wrapped croissant. +
 — xandram, Feb 25 2009

I like the phrase. The limit, the boundary, is the bottle. Indeed, zeno proposes the exact opposite of your literal truth.
 — daseva, Feb 25 2009

//Venus de Milkshake// [marked-for-tagline]
 — FlyingToaster, Feb 25 2009

Can I have mine in brown plastic, so that it can shrivel up into a little cat turd that no one will touch? Excellent idea...what idiot boned this? (see a little bit of the opposite of it in link)
 — xenzag, Feb 25 2009

An image of Jesus, with a single enigmatic phrase beneath it, "vis per famulus"
 — RayfordSteele, Feb 25 2009

 Other halfway potential taglines:

 // The sky is literally way beyond the limit. //

// a half-flempty bottle in the fridge // (whatever that means)
 — notexactly, Apr 22 2019

It’s twice as much as a quarter-flempty bottle obviously, [notexactly]
 — AusCan531, Apr 23 2019

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