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This Guy's Dangerous Fail After Attempting A Popular YouTube Hack For Wine Is A Warning To Us All


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Guo recalled watching a video on YouTube about alternative ways to uncork wine. One of the "hacks" involved taking a blowtorch to the neck of the bottle. And while this one isn't the one he watched, there are plenty of similar YouTube videos and social media posts.

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...and, well, spoiler alert: It did not work. In fact, it turned out to be a very dangerous attempt at uncorking anything.

YOUTUBE U LIED!!! I almost died 🤬

As you can see, a stove top wasn't exactly a proper substitute for a blowtorch used in a controlled setting, for a controlled amount of time, in those YouTube "hack" videos. And the results were disastrous.

"I expected the cork to come out of the neck of the bottle before the glass exploded," Guo said. "I assumed it may have been from thermal shock and glass molecules expanded at a high rate due to the heat, or from the vapor pressure build-up from the liquid 'cause there was some condensation on the bottle at the top."

Extremely fortunately, Guo and his friend did not sustain any serious injuries. The bottle did, however, shatter immediately in half. "We were like, 'Holy crap,'" he said.

Lawrence Guo

"I posted it because we thought it was, like, an 'Oh shoot, we could have died or gotten hurt' type of moment and wanted to share it."

The lesson is fairly apparent here. But in Guo's own words, "I would advise not to do it on a stove."

"We tried everything we could to open it, but the cork wouldn’t budge," he said, adding, "I would advise to wear some better protective gear covering vital body parts if this were to be replicated."

Tanya Chen is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Chicago.

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