To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, last night I popped open a few tall cans of Guinness stout. Inside each can there was something white, hard, and too large to exit the hole on top. I took it to be a chunk of ice, which seemed odd because beer doesn’t normally freeze. Whatever, I was too drunk to care.
This morning, to my surprise, the white chunks remained rattling inside the cans. Intrigued, I cut open one can (very nearly maiming myself in the process, don’t try this at home kids!!) and what do I find but what appears to be a plastic ping-pong ball, with a few symmetric indentations along the seam. No writing of any kind (I expected it to say something like, “DESSICANT: DO NOT EAT”, but no.)
I checked out the can’s label but all I could find was this cryptic message:
Yeah, ok. I won’t argue with perfect pints. But my interest was piqued and I must know…what exactly IS this thing, and what does it DO??