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Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your hand?

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Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your hand?

Postby Angua » Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:01 pm UTC

I can do this easily. My bf is unable to (and so has to tip the pringles when they get too far down, causing havoc with their nice, neat stacking.
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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby PeteP » Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:08 pm UTC

Depends just touch it or still be able to move enough to grab something?

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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby Angua » Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:11 pm UTC

I would generally think being able to actually pick up the pringle, but go with whatever, I guess.
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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby Tyndmyr » Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:17 pm UTC

Yes, with difficulty. I'll tip instead because who wants pringles residue on their hands?

That said, I haven't had pringles in forever, because serving sizes smaller than "all the pringles in the can" are a damned lie.

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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby SecondTalon » Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:36 pm UTC

Tyndmyr wrote:Yes, with difficulty. I'll tip instead because who wants pringles residue on their hands?

That said, I haven't had pringles in forever, because serving sizes smaller than "all the pringles in the can" are a damned lie.


You spell "serving size = two cans, preferably of complimentary flavors" weird.

At any rate, I *can*, but it's uncomfortable so I don't.
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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby Tyndmyr » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:00 pm UTC

Sorry, bit of a typo. Pringles in the keyboard and OMNOMNOMNOM.

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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby Quercus » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:03 pm UTC

Yes, I can, comfortably - I have tiny hands for my size (6' tall and stocky with it, but my glove size is between small and medium).

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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby Tyndmyr » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:06 pm UTC

I realize only now that this is probably a precursor to some sort of pringles-can baited trap.

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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby Quercus » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:08 pm UTC

Is the trap that you eat all the pringles then suffer from terrible heartburn?

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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby 44 stone lions » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:27 pm UTC

My knuckles can't get past the top without resorting to some rather uncomfortable hand contortion which basically reduces my fingers to chopsticks in terms of their functionality. Generally this method leads to more havoc to the stacking than tipping the can, and normally breaks most of them :( I don't mind them being disorganised in the can as long as they're still intact enough to stack back up out of can, as this is the only way you can eat 15+ in a single mouthful :D

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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby eSOANEM » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:52 pm UTC

I can only just manage it. The further down the packet is, the more likely I am to accidentally crush pringles/knock the stack over.
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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby AngrySquirrel » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:39 pm UTC

No problem, my hands are tiny and sharp.
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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby ahammel » Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:57 am UTC

No, I have Lana Kane hands.
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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby Neil_Boekend » Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:30 am UTC

No way. I have hands like Gregor Clegane. They even large with respect to my body height, which is 1.97 m. Haven't tried though, I could get some pringles next time I do shopping and try.
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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby bachaddict » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:14 am UTC

I can't quite get my right hand in, but my left might be able to do it. It isn't smaller, just more flexible.

Tipping the can is still easier.
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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby Echo244 » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:16 am UTC

I can reach the bottom with enough finger-movement to pick up Pringles, and larger bits of broken ones. Once I'm down to small shards, though, I tip the tube.

Mind you, as addictive as Pringles are, there's an awful lot of calories in a single serving, and I'm fairly sure I'm allergic to at least some of the ingredients. So generally I only buy them for the tube, to do something like make an eclipse viewer or the like.
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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby Xenomortis » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:29 am UTC

Definitely not with my right hand.
Maybe my left hand could squeeze in, it's smaller and a little more flexible, but I wouldn't be able to retrieve a pringle.
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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby Angua » Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:23 am UTC

Tyndmyr wrote:I realize only now that this is probably a precursor to some sort of pringles-can baited trap.

Damn, you cottoned on to my plan to figure out who I could catch with a 1/4 full can of pringles stuck to the ground.
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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby Killerofsheep » Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:32 am UTC

My pinkies are almost opposable so I can get both hands in, I mean I can't grab anything but I can do it.

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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby Eebster the Great » Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:19 am UTC

What? Of course. Anybody with hands and a Pringles tube can do this.

(I can't easily touch it from the inside of the tube, though.)

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Postby 44 stone lions » Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:24 am UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:No way. I have hands like Gregor Clegane.


Surely if this is true the best thing to do would be to grasp the can firmly with both hands and crush it, causing the can to explode and releasing the Pringles.

Although this may be a bit messy it would definitely be entertaining.

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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby Neil_Boekend » Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:52 pm UTC

I like pringles as complete saddle shaped pieces. I reserve that move for the skulls of my enemies, although it does suck to clean brain from under your fingernails it has a certain dramatic effect that makes it worth it.
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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby Flumble » Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:23 am UTC

ahammel wrote:No, I have Lana Kane hands.

Do you mean regular-sized man hands? I have those too. You can fit them into the can, but there's no room left for a grabbing motion.

But even if I could, there's no need to reach the bottom when you can just rotate the can for the pringles to come out by themselves.

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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby Eebster the Great » Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:29 pm UTC

The downside is that a lot of crumbs will spill out onto your hand, too, and then when you rotate it back to the upright position, the remaining stack will fall sideways, making it difficult to pull a single chip out next time. It is a serious flaw in the Pringles tube design, and they should be informed immediately.

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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby iChef » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:29 pm UTC

A little word of advice my friend, sometimes you need to let those hard to reach chips go.
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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby tarascon » Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:48 pm UTC

Tyndmyr wrote:I realize only now that this is probably a precursor to some sort of pringles-can baited trap.


The Pringles version of a Monkey-trap.

The real question is, once you do get your hand in there, can you get it out?

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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby pkcommando » Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:23 pm UTC

After some testing w/ off-brand Pringles-style chips* - I confirmed that the cans have diameters that indistinguishable w/o proper measuring equipment - I am proud(???) to say that my hand makes it all the way to the bottom with the ability to comfortably grip the bottom chips.



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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby mashnut » Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:46 pm UTC

I can just barely touch the bottom of a pringles can, but I can't actually manipulate the chips that are at the bottom. When I try, I just end up mashing them into chip bits and then tipping the can straight into my mouth.

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This video is about my hands.

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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby Neil_Boekend » Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:51 am UTC

With sufficient force I can touch the bottom of the tube. When I made a fist inside I was dismayed at the lack of ripping and tearing in the tube, they make these things quite strongly.
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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby Eebster the Great » Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:20 am UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:With sufficient force I can touch the bottom of the tube. When I made a fist inside I was dismayed at the lack of ripping and tearing in the tube, they make these things quite strongly.

It won't tear, but it will definitely deform. There's some sort of tough liner in the cardboard.

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Postby Neil_Boekend » Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:07 am UTC

It certainly deforms. Quite easily I might add. However I was denied the carnage and destruction I would have loved to post as a picture.
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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby Carlington » Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:15 am UTC

I don't have a Pringles tube to hand so I can't test. I haven't had Pringles in a while (which puts the lie to their claim that once popping begins, subsequent stopping is impossible) so maybe? I remember being able to when I was younger and I am a fairly small-handed human, I suppose. This thread is making me want to design some kind of Pringle dispenser, though, like an inverted Pez dispenser sort of that safely delivers intact Pringles. You load it by opening the tube, sliding it inside the housing, then inverting the whole lot.

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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby eSOANEM » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:18 am UTC

Get an old pringles tube and a long but soft spring. Put spring in bottom of tube. If you've picked the right spring, the pringles you put in from other packets will always be right at the top (and you'll just accumulate broken pringle in the bottom so be sure to empty it out occasionally).
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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby Xenomortis » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:59 am UTC

Hmmm...
Google suggests that a pringle weights 2g and has a thickness of 1/16"
So you'll need a compression spring with a rate of about 0.012 N/mm.
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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby Eebster the Great » Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:41 pm UTC

When the can is fully loaded, the spring will be under a lot more tension then when the can is nearly empty. Pringles are much more fragile than Pez, so that might be a big problem.

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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby Whizbang » Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:43 pm UTC

He did say you'd accumulate broken chips at the bottom.

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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby Xenomortis » Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:15 pm UTC

Eebster the Great wrote:When the can is fully loaded, the spring will be under a lot more tension then when the can is nearly empty. Pringles are much more fragile than Pez, so that might be a big problem.

The forces involved are no different from what the bottom pringle already withstands.
The change in surface area isn't even that much, but where the force is being applied has changed.
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Re: Can you reach the bottom of a pringles tube with your ha

Postby eSOANEM » Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:21 pm UTC

If you want, you can get one of those lunchbox pringle-holder things and cut it up to distribute the force over the whole pringle.

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