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Hydraulic Press Proves We Are Wasting a Ton of Toothpaste and Ketchup

You know it’s in there. You know that bottle isn’t really, truly empty. It’s just that you can’t get what remains out, no matter how much you squeeze, cajole, twist, or shake. It would seem some things are just never meant to be. That is, unless you have the awesome power of a hydraulic press to force it all out, and “it” is way more than just a little drop.

This latest video from the Hydraulic Press Channel is one of the funniest they have ever done, because they decided to use their machine to see just how much toothpaste and ketchup remains in the bottle when it is already “empty.”  It turns out those supposedly exhausted bottles aren’t close to having been used up, but rather that our puny human muscles don’t have the strength to squeeze out the rest.

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Just think about all of those teeth that needlessly went unclean because dad forget to pick up toothpaste, even though, secretly–and tragically–there was enough for the whole family in that tube that had been discarded. Or all of those hot dogs and french fries that went without that sweet, red, salty condiment, since mom thought there wasn’t any left in the bottle, only there was.

What kind of money could every day, hard-working citizens have saved on these small tubes and bottles of household goods, if only they had access to their own hydraulic press to avoid needless waste? What would the impact be on our economy and environment if we weren’t throwing away perfectly good toothpaste and ketchup, and using more plastic on bottles that we didn’t actually need?

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I don’t know whether to celebrate this new and incredible revelation, or to weep for all of the perfectly good globs of stuff thrown away over the years, toothpaste and ketchup that could have done a lot of good.

Either way, I think what we do now is clear: a chicken in every pot, and a hydraulic press in every bathroom and kitchen! Hydraulic Press 2016!

Just because we can’t squeeze out the erst of the toothpaste doesn’t mean we shouldn’t.

What else would you like to see the hydraulic press try to squeeze out? Tell us in the comments below.

Images: Hydraulic Press Channel

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