“How hot is it?”, I imagine you all asking in unison. It is this hot:
I bought a couple cases of Diet 7up at the grocery store this weekend, and had left them in the car since I couldn’t get them in my first load.
I’d decided to leave them Sunday, but of course, I almost completely forgot they were still in the car, and they sat until today.
And then, I was driving this afternoon, and I heard a very loud POP! behind me, like something on my car had blown a very large fuse. I turned around and looked for smoke.
Instead, I saw nothing. I was at a stoplight, so I couldn’t just get out and look. And then, the smell filled the car: Diet 7up. And I thought, “Oh…oops!”
When I got to my destination, I popped my trunk open, and saw this:
At least ten of the cans had the lid blown off like the one at the top of the page. At least half a dozen more were empty, but with very small holes that the 7up has been slowly escaping from over the last 4 days.
The cans had expanded so much that the cardboard box holding them had torn in half. Awesome.
I couldn’t find the main body of stickiness from the dried 7up, but lord knows, it’s gotta be there somewhere. I believe I will be spending my weekend getting my car’s interior shampooed.
I brought one of the lid-blown-off cans back to the office, and it’s now part of a co-worker’s display of Weird Random Shit. Another will be taking up permanent residence in my home collection.
And I will definitely not be leaving soda in my car for a week in blisteringly hot weather again.