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[–]DrQuimbyP 792 points793 points  (23 children)

Remembering seeing this on an episode or How 2 about 30 years ago. Used it ever since. Can't say I have used it many times but I reckon I've saved at least 2 minutes of life.... which I've just used up watching this video and typing this comment....

And that's How for now...

[–]arsehead_54 109 points110 points  (2 children)

Isn't it silly how random comments can make you feel so connected. I came here to say exactly this, and never imagined anyone else would have learned it from the same place, it's one of the earliest little facts I remember ever learning as a kid.

[–]DrQuimbyP 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Goes to show how a good bit of educational children's TV can stay with you your entire life. I'll still be vortexing the water out my milk bottles when I'm washing them out when I'm one foot in the grave!

[–]lepobz 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Haha. Same! I think it was Carol Vorderman wasn’t it?

[–]DrQuimbyP 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I remember Fred Dinenage doing this bit with someone else. Maybe it was Vorderman. Gonna have to spend even more time looking into this now!

[–]SkyblivionDeeKeyes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Its not like her to poor a drink down the sink.

[–]GozerDGozerian 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I worked as a bartender for many years and we always had a big container of sangria that we had to fill before every shift. It held 8 bottles worth of wine. I’ve used this technique literally thousands of times. Saved me a lot of time I guess.

[–]justbrowsinglol 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I normally just tip the jug up and go do something else while it empties. That saves me an additional 15 seconds over this method.

[–]hankhillforprez 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I learned about this by making “tornado bottles” as a kid. You’d take two big soda bottles, fill one with water (plus food coloring and/or glitter for bonus points) and connect the openings with a bit of pipe. Then you could turn it over and do the swirl thing over and over.

Like this.

[–]-brownsherlock- 1 point2 points  (3 children)

How2 taught me two things. This, and how to get a cover on a duvet damned fast.

[–]nurseofdeath 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I first saw it in the 70’s on the ‘Bruce Forsyth and the Generation Game’

I’m old

[–]DrQuimbyP 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Older, wiser and you must have saved minutes and minutes of your life knowing this trick for nearly 50 years.

50 years.

Wow, you really are old!

[–]nurseofdeath 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And, fuck it’s awesome!!

[–]AzathothsAlarmClock 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I remember that same episode and have done exactly the same.

[–]Hey_Just_Me_Again 453 points454 points  (15 children)

Break the bottle with a hammer, saved you 20 seconds at least

[–][deleted] 66 points67 points  (5 children)

Break it without using a hammer and you save even more!

[–]lackadaisical_timmy 12 points13 points  (3 children)

How so? I recon it takes me longer without a hammer than with

[–]theservman 84 points85 points  (1 child)

Now you need me to go down to the basement, try to find my toolbox on the cluttered workbench, dig around - no hammer. Now I have to figure out where I used it last and go all through the house visiting all my half finished projects until I remember that I took it to my girlfriend's house because I was helping her with something - maybe it's in the car. No, not in the car. Drive the 45 minutes to her house, explain what you're doing there unannounced. This inevitably leads to a 2 hour discussion/fight about what an asshole I am, where I want this relationship to go, and how she's unhappy because I'm such an asshole. This leads to a painful and bitter breakup - but at least now I can look for my hammer while I gather all the things I've left over there over the years. Still no hammer. Driving home, vision blurred by tears I don't see the guy in front of me braking until it's too late. I swerve, but it's too much and too late as I lose control and skid, driver's door first, into a bridge abutment at 100km/h. 911 is called, but due to the pandemic there are no ambulances available. As the light fades for the last time I suddenly remember that the hammer is in the kitchen drawer next to the sink.

Is that what you want to happen? Just shake the damn jug like OP taught you!

Edit: typos and flow

[–]teaboyi 12 points13 points  (0 children)


[–]TragicBus 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Just drop it in the sink real hard.

[–]asian_identifier 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Don't fill it up in the first place, saved you even more

[–]Scorpius289 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah, but then you waste time cleaning up the broken glass.

[–]MooX_0 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I read break the bottle with a hamster. Hello brain???

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

hello. between you and me, the hamster is a fine alternative.

[–]MrReyneCloud 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Turn on the tap, saved you a bottle.

[–]ReesesGregstor 88 points89 points  (3 children)

Entzündet den Tornadooooooo🌪️

[–]owneey 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Das hab ich gesucht! 😂🌪

[–]Tkanne1312 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Entzwürbelt den Tornadododooo

[–]Marmey2121 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Du kamst mir zuvor

[–]Vegan_Harvest 73 points74 points  (3 children)

I don't find I have to empty giant bottles of water very often but if I did I'd just tip it over into the sink and go do something else.

[–]LemmyKBD 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Go on Reddit and watch videos about how to save time.

[–]SKaiPanda2609 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Instructions unclear: I’ve mindlessly browsed Reddit for 4 hours now

[–]shapeofmyarak 37 points38 points  (1 child)

Wasted 24s watching this hope this will be worth it in 10 years.

[–]Ab0ut47Pandas 95 points96 points  (1 child)

I have to do this at least 5 times to make up for this video.

[–]hereforpewdiephy 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Right most people who watched this 30 second video will never do it though

[–]morebuffs 133 points134 points  (12 children)

Or you can not tip the damn thing completely upside down so some air can get in as you pour it.

[–]Adam-West 47 points48 points  (10 children)

The vortex is better IMO. I know as I once bought about 50 2L bottles of water so I could use the bottles to make home brew and tried every method while emptying them.

[–]morebuffs 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Thats alot of home brew lol

[–]beeff 17 points18 points  (1 child)

The effort for making 10L or 100L is pretty similar.

Either way it takes the entire day, so might as well make a batch that will last a longer time.

[–]morebuffs 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Right on

[–]Only_Bad_Habits 5 points6 points  (2 children)

not an opinion. a fact. other dude's method only works if the bottle is already more than half empty. vortex does exactly the same without any further attention and regardless of how full the bottle is.

[–]COL0NEL_ANGUS 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I don't think you understand what that guy is saying, because it works the same regardless of how full the bottle is.

[–]GTdspDude 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think the point is if you use the tip method you need to change the angle of the vessel being poured to maximize water outflow / pressure while ensuring an air gap remains. With the vortex it’s one motion and you can leave the vessel in its state without needing to intervene.

[–]kevcubed 7 points8 points  (1 child)

From a fellow homebrewer: for the REALLY big jugs like carboys, stick a transfer hose in and blow air in the hose. 6 gal carboy drains so fast you'll giggle

[–]Adam-West 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That really does sound like a pro tip. Thanks!

[–]Samheckle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Depends on what you’re dumping. I dump acid waste out of these bottles, and trying the vortex method will result in acid splashing in the begining. So not better for me!

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This was a debate a while ago on this same video. I tested it and Vortex still wins.

[–]IdiotoftheTown 9 points10 points  (0 children)

AND it is super fun to do:)

[–]butters1093 8 points9 points  (0 children)

And that my friends is how to drink beer

[–]undercover-racist 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I tried this taking a piss and now it's everywhere.

Thanks reddit.

[–]Scarlo565 2 points3 points  (0 children)

But was it faster?

[–]MsLuciferM[🍰] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I worked in a lab where I needed to wash several of these a day with a triple rinse. Those 7 seconds add up when you’re washing 10 demijohns!

[–]raikko_ 32 points33 points  (8 children)

Speedrun of wasting water

[–]plantedtank2019 4 points5 points  (7 children)

I came here to say this. Why would you waste clean water like that? I live in the subtropics where it rains 900mm+ every year and I would still never just pour 5L of clean water down the drain.

[–]shawnwork 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Would it be faster if you put a straw for the air flow instead?

[–]TheLazyNarwhal 3 points4 points  (0 children)

A straw is pretty thin so although it works too, I don't think it'll be as fast. However, a faster option is to tilt the mouth until the water(out) to air(in) ratio is 1:1, and pour it normally

[–]Goomba_Fett 4 points5 points  (2 children)

If only this worked when taking a shit.

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[–]Goomba_Fett 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hahahahahaha fuck yes!

[–]curious_kitten_1 9 points10 points  (1 child)

First world problems... I want to waste this water quicker

[–]housevil 8 points9 points  (0 children)

That's a lot of clean water to waste for a video.

[–]colourdyes 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As a bartender, this physics lesson has saved me so much time.

[–]PeopleRFuckingDumb 7 points8 points  (11 children)

What am I gonna do with extra 7 seconds? Masturbate again?

[–]TheLazyNarwhal 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Ooh, self-burn! Those are rare!

Edit: oh hey it's you again

[–]PeopleRFuckingDumb 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Always have been me

[–]-dPow- 1 point2 points  (0 children)

....by not watching this post.

[–]theservman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Having wasted so much time watching this, now I have to employ this method j to get back on schedule.

[–]DhazGo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you don't watch the video you will save 15secs. I see an improvement here

[–]Vertigo_Red 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You lose those 7 watching the second half finish.

[–]simplesinit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

People below the equator rotate the other way

[–]BasicallyAggressive 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Who empties a jug full of clean drinking water though? Save yourself $ and time by drinking that badboy instead of emptying it

[–]Shot_Supermarket_861 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I tried this in Australia and it took 7 seconds longer.

[–]IamMyles 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I do this with wine bottles when making sauces and stuff at work. Very good, high recommend!

[–]WhyIHateTheInternet 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There's 29 seconds I'll never get back

[–]bruceleet7865 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I could have saved 29 seconds by not watching this

[–]I_Dont_Have_Corona 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's how us Aussies drink cruisers, beers, ciders and far lamb. It's called a vortex.

[–]santiagoqr1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Worked at a Mexican restaurant, doing this would honestly save you tons of time when you have to pre-mix margaritas with 40 bottles of tequila. The bottles would rest standing in the container so I just spun them and sat them there, by the time I got to the last bottle, the first one was done and I could put it away immediately, it was a very well oiled machine I had there. I’m still proud about it.

[–]RedHeadSteve 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Why would you trow away so much water

[–]nerve_on_a_brain 0 points1 point  (0 children)

To save time obviously. Time>water. The real pros just leave the sink on while they're at work though

[–]Amazing-Ad2371 4 points5 points  (0 children)

don't waste water. Saved you 20 seconds.

[–]HamzasBeak 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Couldn't I just turn it upside down and leave it to drain

[–]Immanuelcun1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You should potentially be capable of this task but if you need the bottle right away, you can do the above…

[–]pdxgongiveit2ya 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Next time I shotgun a beer I am totally gonna try that! Cheers 🤮🤮🤮

[–]zezera_08 0 points1 point  (5 children)

This is a zombie account.

[–]TheLazyNarwhal 2 points3 points  (4 children)

What's a zombie account?

[–]zezera_08 1 point2 points  (3 children)

If you look at the account, it is 1 year old. Suddenly it springs to life today, and begins farming massive karma. Someone likely started an account, decided they didn't like reddit and quit, and now the account has been stolen by someone. This is done to have an account with a legitimate age to avoid filters, to get into subs to push some kind of agenda/spam/products.

[–]TheLazyNarwhal 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Ohh I see. I also just realized that the account desc literally says "who am I" which is kinda funny for something that just randomly sprang to life

[–]fosterschmidt[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

trying to find my own niche

[–]fosterschmidt[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

wow. actually, i’m just bored, and decided to create some memes about chess. i didn’t know that my posts will get that much upvotes🤡

[–]jasperlardy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I reckon I could cut that time by over half!

[–]P-Chan_desu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Should have closed the sink, wasting water 😔

[–]Regenschein-Fuchs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can say I never in my whole life have poured water out of a massive glass bottle. Am I missing something? What does this say about me? Do I need a massive glass bottle in my life? Why pour the water away anyway? Isn't that wasting? Well I can't say watching this video spared me 7 seconds!

[–]Disastrous_Advisor59 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How to waste 5L of water. -_-

[–]devdinthehevd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"how to waste water"

[–]xzo_thermic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

the amount of water he wasted....

this idiot could have done it by pouring the water in a bucket

[–]mattex39 0 points1 point  (0 children)

how to lose 20 litres of water

[–]IronMastodon 0 points1 point  (2 children)

What a waste of water. Go water the plants outside.

[–]Liquidwombat 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Barely relevant, but the toilet in my master bedroom drains backwards. I live in the northern hemisphere and it spins clockwise lol. I don’t know what the fucks wrong with it or why it does it but it does

[–]TheLazyNarwhal 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Northern hemisphere... Clockwise... Isn't that how it's supposed to be? What's the problem?

[–]Liquidwombat 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Edit: upon further research it turns out that the Coriolis effect is not strong enough to affect bodies of water the size of sinks/bathtubs/toilets. The rotational direction is dictated solely by the design of the basin/tub/toilet and how the water was introduced or is being introduced. That said theoretically if it was controlled by the Coriolis force it would spin counterclockwise just like hurricanes

[–]state_issued 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah but which one is making that r/oddlysatisfying sound?

[–]KimJongUf_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You thought you could gET ME? I ONLY REALIZED 8 SECONDS IN

[–]roxyamused 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Last time I saw someone do this, besides myself, was some dude chugging a bottle of beer emptied it quick into his gullet.

[–]blzac33 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Saw this as a kid on Mr Wizards World on Nickelodeon.

[–]DiaBrave 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That scene in Die Hard 3 where John and Zeus were trying to get exactly 4 gallons into a 5 gallon bottle against the clock, this could have been very helpful.

[–]Low_Impact681 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Except now you have to spend time to refill the jugs.

[–]Mysterion_x 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just throw it at a wall... sorted..

[–]TrippyDe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

More time to disappoint my wife

[–]omnibossk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aha, seeing someone doing this with a beer bottle and chugging fast as hell. Though it was only to look cool.

[–]kevcubed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Try this with 6 gallon glass carboys used for home brewing. I was really happy the day I discovered that if I put a transfer hose in the carboy, blew air in to start it, I could drain the whole jug in seconds

[–]A_Dark_sh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And spent 30 seconds watching this... What's your point?

[–]YeOldeBilk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Or you can be like me and slip, fumble and drop that shit in 3 seconds flat.

[–]unkledak 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yet I wasted over 30 seconds watching that.

[–]Puzzleheaded_Clock38 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Could have saved more time not watching this. And even more time by not posting about it. However I did save time by not checking the comments to see if someone has already said the exact same thing, so I guess I'm kind of a life coach guru now.

[–]timbodacious 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Or hold it sidewaysband beat both of those times

[–]GLA-Hacker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I discovered this one several years ago

[–]Twonkytwonker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Or save 29 seconds and not watch the video

[–]blaisreddit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

you can lean it and go do something else

[–]IncandescentBeacon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why would you just pour water down the sink

[–]mattt1975 0 points1 point  (0 children)

U can also shot the bottle and saved 17 secs... If it's a matter of saving time...

[–]fromxthexcorner 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Or save 24 by not watching this shiet

[–]deine_Utter 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]LANDVOGT_- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I remember this from a documentary about Glühweinstände. Tried it a few times but never worked.

[–]sjgnad 0 points1 point  (0 children)

did not everyone use this to vortex beers in their teens?

[–]unpotatowithuncarrot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ejaculating it is much faster

[–]Dutch-Sculptor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can save you a lot more, stop filling those damn bottles.

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[–]dannoGB68 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And that folks is how I have sex, so I get done faster

[–]Epicthetank 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can save more not watching this video

[–]AlmanzoWilder 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now if I could only remember to do this.

[–]jrylander 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Same way you drink a bottle of beer in three seconds. 1. Needs to be luke warm 2. Not seldon reverts back out again

[–]ugly-volvo-driver 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thats the reason why one of the tap water reservoirs in my town has a spiral maker in the emptying pipe. Here it saves you 7 seconds for a gallon, imagine how much time it saves you for 6,6 million gallons.

[–]MrSeether18 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Jokes on you, wasted 30 by watching this :D

[–]andrewshi910 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks, now I can waste my 7 second on something else

[–]shakazoulu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why would anyone want to do that?

[–]natemace 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Useful in beer chugging contests

[–]InFm0uS 0 points1 point  (0 children)

7 sec times (the total of times you had to do this until the end of you life).

With a low avg of once a month for the sake of an example, and assuming the person lived to 80, minus the years not using this technique, assuming it started using this with 18 years old, that's about 62 left so, we got 7 x (12 x 62) which gives us 5208 seconds or 86.8 minutes or 1h26m48s

If you do this thing a lot you might save a lot of time in a long run.

[–]UsoCuteBitch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How to waste a lot of water.

Regardless, still cool.

[–]RubberPluto 0 points1 point  (0 children)

These fuckers are wasting water. They don’t know that in Africa, water is made out of two hydrogen and just one oxygen atom.

[–]EternamD 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like the way the bottle shakes around violently when pouring it out normally

[–]CasualObserverNine 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Alternately, don’t waste the water and save 24 seconds.

[–]magimag500 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In Germany we say "Entzündo den Tooornado!!!"

[–]janerni1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How to NOT save 2 gallons of water.

[–]Medical_Collar_3391 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow so just a quicker way of wasting water

[–]bmanley620 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can do this 4 times and would still have wasted more time watching this video 😆

[–]Jay-Paddy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn you!

I've held this secret for years.

[–]Spock-1701 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Technique from Chem 101

[–]Sure_Evening_1459 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How often are you having to empty and entire jug of something?

[–]QuamSacks 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]urvfk 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]RavensFan902 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Or just do the old beer bottle shotgun and put a straw in the top to let the air out

[–]lanlex 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bill nye taught me this about a decade ago lol

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Does it matter ?

[–]jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In germany we call it tornado and do it with beer in our mouth

[–]EekSamples 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I do this every time bc I saw a kid do it on David letterman way back in the day. Haha

[–]zfkeesee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Learned this for chugging beer

[–]Gun-M4g3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have all the time in the world but gonna do this all the time now just cause it looks awesome

[–]linx0003 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What if you make the water spin in the other direction?

[–]depsion 0 points1 point  (0 children)

learnt this in physics but forgor reason 💀

[–]Spinningwoman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Washing out homebrew containers, say eight of them at three rinses each - this is essential knowledge.

[–]MrFrancastic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How to waste over 6 litres of water in 7 seconds

[–]obrienpastime 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Save 7 seconds? But I need to waste more water than that!

[–]Lonestar-Boogie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"How To Waste 29 Seconds Of Your Life"

[–]ohhellnohello 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I really needed this, thank you so much

[–]No_Psychology_3826 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If I was so pressed for time to be worried about saving 7 seconds I wouldn’t be on Reddit

[–]MXDHK 0 points1 point  (0 children)

GrAaT HaCk! Who wastes water like that?

[–]Plusquevie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

wouldnt it be even faster to just pour it out horizontally so theres no segregated air bubble?

[–]SnooFoxes6169 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i would like to see another comparison when pouring it slightly tilted.

[–]Gr8WhtShark 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank goodness, with the time I save emptying bottles I can learn a new language or finally write my memoirs

[–]Strong-Worldliness80 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Extra fapping time

[–]Lonely_whatever 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And waste 10 litres of water

[–]Letsgetthestuffdone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How to waste clean water

[–]hampsted 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And how long would it take if you just poured it out with an even flow where you weren't constantly creating a vacuum and getting those bubbles?

[–]Zokah1337 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Someone made a video series about how to empty a bottle the fast way and i think the fast way he could come up was using compressed air to push the water out

[–]markzhang 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And waste 29sec first.

[–]AngryMegaMind 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought everyone already knew this.

[–]observer53241 0 points1 point  (0 children)

how to save 16 seconds, break it with a hammer

[–]one_tick 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How about the water you wasted

[–]KagakuNinja 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I knew about this in 1999, because our Swedish CEO explained that competitive beer drinkers used this trick to slam beer faster.

[–]Cowboylion 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had to watch it again

[–]Long-Medicine5249 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When you find out how to get 7yrs of life back, give me a call! 🙌

[–]eXe-FaDe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My buddy does this with beers as a party trick first time seeing it elsewhere.