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The science behind bare-hand bottle-busting

Mark Rober and The Backyard Scientist test everything from air pressure waves to carbonation to determine the best method for breaking a glass bottle with their bare hands.

The next time you're at a BBQ or an outdoor party and want to impress your pals, show them how to break a bottle (safely) with their bare hands using science.

In the video "Bare Hand Bottle Busting- Science Investigation" posted on YouTube on Wednesday, science video blogger Mark Rober teams up with The Backyard Scientist (Kevin, last name unknown) to demonstrate how someone can best break a glass bottle.

Using the scientific method, the duo examine the bare hand bottle-breaking techniques.

The pair records its experiments with a high-speed camera to figure out exactly what caused the bottles to break.

They test various theories using air pressure waves and carbonation and come up with a few handy tips on how to best break the bottles. Hit the bottle, not your hand. And don't hesitate during the process or you could hurt your hand.

Use water or a non-carbonated liquid with a high vapor pressure. That means hot water is better than cold water because the vapor pressure is higher. And above all, be safe when attempting to break a glass bottle using these tips.