What's Inside That Rattle Can?

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  1. Dibbons

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    Decades ago I ripped open a spray can of paint. What I believed to be a round metal ball inside to aid mixing the paint while shaking the can turned out to be a short, half-inch section of a closed coil spring.

    This week I performed the same surgery to find a small round ball, albeit plastic.

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                  It's too easy sometimes :D
                   
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                    Not to brag about, it in fact am about to post a tread from where I am and why I am here, not bored at all:D
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                    • Tony Tee

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                      Yea, I get bored at work also. I'd say that 90% of the spray cans I dissect are glass marbles and 10% are steel balls.
                       
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                        We're all gonna die, might as well smile beforehand!
                         
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                            Don't you hate it when you're trying to buy a can of spray paint in the self checkout and the paint "police" show up.
                             
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                              I opened dozens and dozens of old paint cans at work, they all had clear blue marbles. I gave them to my kids by the handful.
                               
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                                Yeah, I’ve opened hundreds, only ever found a clear marble.
                                 
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                                twice!
                                 
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