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Saturday, August 08, 2015

Occam's Champagne

I heard from a few people wondering about yesterday's Picture Of The Day, asking how many takes it took to get it right. If you assume it's a fake, you'd also have to believe that there's a guy in the world who is so good at throwing champagne bottles that he can make the cork end hit the target first, causing the top to break, and then be at the perfect angle for the rebound to come back and hit him in the hip -- on purpose. Someone even speculated that the whole thing was photo-shopped as promotion for a champagne brand. In that case, wouldn't that brand name be visible in the video?

I prefer to apply Occam's Razor -- the simplest explanation is usually correct. In other words, you're thinking too hard.