I once heard of a method to use to keep a shaken soda from spraying all over.

In the old days, you just had to grab another soda (Coke, pop, soft drink, Dr. Pepper, whatever) and let the shaken soda calm down for a while.

I heard that when you shake a soda, the bubbles gather on the side of the can/bottle, and when you open the shaken soda, all of those bubbles rush to the top, carrying with it soda that sprays all over.

I also heard that if you tap on the side of the can it dislodges those bubbles, allowing them to rise to the top of the can, allowing you to open the shaken soda with no ill effects.

Here's my experiment!