Further informationTo avoid getting showered by your beverage, let a recently shaken can sit for several minutes before you open it – if you give the carbon dioxide time to separate from the soda again, you can avoid the big mess! Some people also say that tapping the sides of the container to return the bubbles to their proper place can help, too.
Sources & links
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