If you are failing to get the last drop of ketchup out of your bottle then this genius hack might help you accomplish the task.
Imagine this: You're trying to get the tiny bit of ketchup leftover in a bottle onto the contents of your plate. Instead of obediently falling on its designated spot, the ketchup bottle splats out everything in all directions. Nobody wants a huge blob of ketchup to get our scrumptious fries soggy before we eat them. At the same time, it is always a challenge to get the ketchup out of non-squeezable bottles anyway. But one TikTok user has shared a genius hack to get the condiment out of the bottles easily and most people love this idea.
@caseyrieger on TikTok demonstrated the best way to successfully get the last bit of sauce out of the bottles and it can be considered a useful life hack. Casey Rieger, who resides in Los Angeles, starts her 24-second-long video by showing us the bottle of ketchup which she will be experimenting on. "Okay, I saw someone do this on TikTok and I thought it was genius. So, I’m going to give it a try," she says at the beginning of the video.
“You know when you want the last bit of ketchup – and you just – most people hit it on their palm," she continues as she hits the closed bottle’s mouth on her palm. Rieger informs her viewers that there is a faster and better way to get the ketchup stuck at the bottom of the bottle to the bottle's neck. Then she steps away from her camera and starts spinning her left arm in a counterclockwise motion while holding the ketchup bottle by the base.
After swinging her bottle seven times, she moves closer to the camera and shows viewers how her efforts have pushed the contents of the bottle down the bottle's neck. "How cool is that, right? How cool is that?" she exclaims with joy. Since being posted, Rieger's video has gone viral with over 22 million views and 2 million likes. Even though this isn't the first time people have tried and tested the ketchup bottle hack, Rieger's video has definitely reached out to people who were previously unaware of this spinning method to get the ketchup out.
Among thousands of commentators, @courtshin joked: "Imagine explaining to your doctor that you threw out your shoulder trying to get the last bit of ketchup." @samsam18294 wrote: "Yup, I would probably forget to check the lid and repaint my kitchen with ketchup." @1mozgal3 commented: "I’m gonna do this with my shampoo and conditioner." @nicolangen510 added: "I once did this but the lid flew open when I was swinging it and everything went out." However, some of the commentators weren't impressed with Rieger's hack and suggested that spinning the bottle isn't even necessary if the ketchup bottle is stored upside down.
Spinning the bottle in order to collect every last drop of the ketchup at the mouth of the bottle happens due to the phenomenon of centrifugal force. For those of you who don't know, centrifugal force is the outward force, away from the axis of rotation, acting on a revolving object, per Collins' Dictionary. Centrifugal force is the tendency of an object moving in a circle to travel away from the center of the circle. Either way, our goal is to get the ketchup out of the bottle and we are okay with using any method to get it out of stubborn bottles.