This Is Why Soda Cans Are Shaped The Way They Are (Video)

by Gillian Fuller

We rarely think about the things we use in everyday life. Why are things the way they are — and who thought to design them that way?

This video, produced by YouTube's engingeerguy, answers some of those questions in regards to the humble soda can.

It seems like such a simple design, but as this video proves, there's nothing simple about the design of a soda can at all. In fact, every aspect of the can's design, from its spherical shape to the easy-to-use pull tabs, is carefully crafted for maximum efficiency. It's genius.

In dissecting the anatomy of an everyday object, this video will remind you to appreciate how far we've come technologically.

Check it out, up top, and see more from engineerguy here.

Citations: The Mind Blowing Reason Why Soda Cans Are Shaped That Way (Cosmopolitan)