As ever, I have my finger right on the button and decided to try the hottest craze of Summer…2016 – the bottle flip challenge.
A plastic bottle isn’t something I frequently have at home so when I picked one up as a last resort in the city the other day, I decided to try and get as much use out of it as I could. The only problem is that it was double the size of the one everyone else was using.
According to Instructables, the bottle should be about 1/3 full of water, 500ml capacity, and ideally have a flat bottom. Well, mine had one of the 3 going for it, but I was going to give it a go anyway!
My husband managed to do it on his very first attempt, and every attempt thereafter. I, on the other hand, really struggled. I got close a few times, wincing at the sound every time it hit the floor. It turns out I wasn’t the only one that disliked the noise, and the nervous little dog that I’m looking after became very anxious. It was at this point where I realised I could do with some pointers in order to get this finished as quickly as possible, and turned to Youtube.
I conceded to trying twice more to save both Sascha, and my neighbours, the horrible sound, but failed miserably both times. Why was it so hard? Does this mean I’m officially old now?
I think it must do, as I’m now on the side of all the schools and parents that banned bottle flipping due to the horrible thuds it created. I thought this would be more fun than it was.