Why Is Ketchup So Hard To Pour?


Whether its ketchup or catsup… Waiting for the viscous condiment to exit the bottle can be excruciating. But why does ketchup torture us with its slow escape from its glass prison?

TED-Ed, as usual, has the answer to this burning question. Check out the video below, and get educated about Newtonian fluids and tomato particles. Or, you could just slap the bottle on the ’57,’ like everyone else.


Will Work on Food, Ketchup T-Shirt

Will Work on Food is a Threadless t-shirt brought to us by artist Phil Jones. Although, it’s hard to imagine that ketchup couldn’t find work. It must be catsup.


Clash of The Condiments, Ketchup vs Ranch

The ongoing debate… Ketchup or Ranch? Recently, a few costumed ruffians sponsored by Hidden Valley finally duked it out for condiment supremacy. During the citywide brawl, ketchup can’t seem to keep up with the speed and reach of the Ranch squeeze bottle, and eventually concedes the match. Then sriracha comes along and delivers a fatal karate kick to the throats of both condiments. I made that last part up, but that would’ve been awesome, and far more accurate a result.

Just remember when using condiments, to always practice safe lunch.

[via Buzzfeed]

Cake Fries With Raspberry Ketchup

Fries with ketchup, usually an exercise in savory goodness, now gets a sweet version. Cake Fries are brought to us by Instructables member lmnopeas, and consist of nothing more than some creatively-cut pound cake, and easy-to-make raspberry ketchup for your dipping pleasure. Instructions to make your own can be found here.

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LiquiGlide Will Help Lubricate Your Ketchup

Stubborn ketchup that won’t release from the bottle. You could just bang it on the side — but that takes two hands and effort. No, we want our ketchup, we want it now, and we want gravity to make itself useful. Enter LiquiGlide.

Developed by actual mechanical engineers from MIT, LiquiGlide is a non-stick liquid coating, specifically designed to get condiments out of the bottle with ease. It could also become useful in preventing food waste, by getting every last drop out.

Check out the lubed-up condiments below. And remember to always practice safe lunch.

[via Gothamist]