Thoughts Lead To Appreciation
Friday morning January 9, 2015, I experienced a perplexing phenomenon.
At 08:00 hours, I opened my refrigerator for some purpose.
My vision caught a glimpse of a bottle of Coca Cola that appeared weird.
It was a battle between my eyes and brain to understand what has happened.
How did this strange bottle of soft drink get into my fridge?
Did I put it there myself?
How could I have, without noticing the wooden cork that protrudes from the mouth of the bottle?
Was that a wooden cork?
I observed other items have frozen and saw a crown cork on the floor of the refrigerator.
I swiftly pulled out the bottle for a closer look, fearing it could break.
Well, the wooden cork was none other that frozen liquid that expanded in the bottle forcing out the crown cork for more expansion space.
Physics: A crown cork firmly locked onto a bottle is removed by the force – mass and acceleration – of ice.