I am reminded.
Of the recent AMD case. I mean, technically it's "Heinz baked beans" so false advertising.
Amid the doom 'n' gloom of Brexit, you can always count on the UK's illustrious local press to focus on the real stories and champion the little guy. Like the famished chap from Bristol who, after a hard day's work as a city councillor, returned home from a residents' meeting anticipating a full helping of the fast food with …
Lol, Brexit has been cancelled or effectively will be forever paused.
The decades of elections to come will use Brexit as a standard manifesto pledge to attract certain voters and it will, like copyright, be extended over and over till eventually, perhaps 50 or more years from now, Brexit gets simply cancelled or ignored as its an old fashioned hold over from grandads day.
"That'll be why the beans always float to the top... or do they?"
You can't know until you've opened the can, at which point the waveform collapses. Like the age-old question of whether the fridge light turns off when the door is closed, we may never be able to answer it for certain.
.Like the age-old question of whether the fridge light turns off when the door is closed, we may never be able to answer it for certain.
You can if you put a Raspberry Pi with camera, in the fridge!
How would you tell if the Pi processor heat wasn't interfering with the PIR sensor that turns controls the fridge light
No, no they don't. They use spring loaded mechanical switch.
Why on earth would my fridge manufacturer reject a tired and tested cheap reliable effective design in favour of a less effective option that costs more and consumes more energy? It doesn't make any sense at all.
Seriously, I have investigated this extensively. It's all PIRs these days. I'm worried you are just embarrassing yourself here. Some manufacturers have even produced retro-fit kits to upgrade older fridges
Actually, I once devised an almost foolproof experiment to determine whether the fridge light went off or stayed on when the door was closed.
This consisted of wiring a multimeter in series with the fridge, to measure the current. If the light was going on and off, the reading should have changed as the door was opened and closed.
As I said, it was almost foolproof. The only error in the execution was leaving the meter switched to a resistance range (in which it was expecting to see just a fraction of a milliamp from its own internal battery), rather than an AC amps range.
Now, modern multimeters can supposedly laugh in the face of such abuse; but this was many years ago, and this particular instrument was decidedly not happy about having mains applied to it with only the compressor for a current-limiting resistor.
a tin lacking beans would weigh more than one having the expected number.
I am not sure it would. I imagine they dump however many beans in a can and then top up with sauce until the weight is right. So same weight, beans or not.
Any 'wrong weight' detector would be at the end of the production line so this one sailed through.
At least he had a brand where the sauce wasn't 90% water.
I suspect bean juice is higher density than bean fibre, so a tin lacking beans would weigh more than one having the expected number.
You're not taking into account the density of the highly compressed methane, hydrogen sulphide and other noxious gasses that each
evil stinky wind capsule bean is full of.
I refer you to the obligatory Blazing Saddles scene...
Actually that would depend on the buoyant weight of beans in bean sauce. It's not the difference between an empty tin and a full one, but the difference between sauce and beans. My estimate, based on a model of beans as close packed spheres with a density of 1.1 g/cm3 and sauce of density 1.02 g/cm3 (about 5% sucrose) would be a difference of about 20g on a 400g tin. I expect other readers will wish to confirm this experimentally.
Given that the beans sit in the sauce for months and potentially years at a time, I wouldn't be surprised if they end up reaching approximately the same density as the sauce as they both mingle.
Damn, I'm going to have to buy a can of baked beans and do some research now, and that'll mean keeping the windows open tomorrow.
Just give them to the neighbour's cat
Cats, being sensible creatures, won't touch beans with (someone elses') bargepole.
Of course, cats being cats will refuse to act as expected and love baked beans. And, when you buy several cases in order to feed them will refuse to eat them.
Because they can.
I used to run residential events for an organisation run by a real penny-pincher who, having gone to (minor) prep school in the 40s and (very minor) public school in the 50s believed that any food was acceptable as long as it didn't actually trigger the gag reflex. No jokes, please, about what did trigger the gag reflex in minor public schools.
He was a great fan of the old Tesco Value range, including their baked beans, which were around 7p a tin. I checked one tin, and after washing the "tomato" "sauce" off in a sieve, discovered that the entire tin contained one desert spoon full of beans. And not heaped at that.
believed that any food was acceptable as long as it didn't actually trigger the gag reflex
Coming from a commonwealth country with an abundant supply of nature food where butter was cheaper than margarine. I was stunned by the quality of British food in places like the works canteen.
I just could not believe that my work mates considered that this was quality. It was then explained to me the concept of a "school" dinner. Whoa, my immediate thought was child abuse.
I ended up married to an English lady and returning to said commonwealth country and English lady if I'm not careful will revert to type with an evening meal of cheap baked beans on toast or a salad using something called "salad cream" which appears to be a by product of some unknown industrial chemical process making soap or something.
Sorry - de gustibus non est disputandem! Salad cream is significantly better, in my opinion, than mayonnaise. Mayonnaise is tasteless, and I avoid it like the plague - the vinegar in salad cream is just wonderful! A cheese and salad cream butty is a great late-night snack, and salad cream on fried fish is a great alternative to tartar sauce - try it, you might like it!
I was rather hoping for a photo of the can with just one giant mutant super-bean that almost completely filled it.
And am rather sad that this is just the case of a guy being forced to eat bean on toast.
I hope Heinz have bean in touch, and given him a replacement tin.
I'm reminded of a haute cuisine(-ish) meal I once had; fish and chip.
One giant croquette.
Sadly I don't have a picture.
Even more sadly they didn't sculpt a giant pea out of mushy peas to accompany it. (I say sadly. Mushy peas are a travesty, but I'd have applauded the effort.)
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