- Casey Rieger held the bottle’s bottom and swung it in a circular propeller motion
- The California-based creator got all the ketchup to shift towards the closed cap
- The ‘physics 101’ explanation is centripetal force and Newton’s laws of motion
A content creator has shared her ingenious ‘life hack’ for getting the remaining ketchup out of the bottle – and it involves dancing like Elvis Presley.
In Casey Rieger’s TikTok video she held the bottle’s bottom while the cap was closed and with swung it full force in a circular helicopter motion.
The California native successfully got the remnants of the sauce to shift towards the cap thanks to her dance moves.
‘So the trick is to become Elvis in Vegas,’ concluded one commentator jokingly.
The 24-second-long video, which was overlaid with text that read ‘life hack,’ has so far received more than 1.9 million views and 110,100 likes.
In the clip, Casey, who dressed casually in a simple black t-shirt and jeans, clutched the ketchup bottle in question.
‘Okay I saw somebody do this [ketchup trick] on TikTok and thought it was genius so I’m gonna give it a try,’ she said.
She began striking the bottom of it and said: ‘You know when you want the last bit of ketchup, most people hit it on the palm like that… but if you wanna get the whole bottle…’
Casey paused before giving her best Elvis impersonation as she swung her arm rapidly in a propeller motion seven times.
She was in awe at the results and rhetorically asked her followers: ‘How cool is that? Right, how cool is that,’ as she held it up.
But her commentators had mixed opinions on her trick. One person jokingly said: ‘Yup, I would probably forget to check the lid and repaint my kitchen with ketchup.’
Another wasn’t a fan of the ‘life hack’ writing: ‘My shoulder would never work again. LOL.’
A third person gave an alternative option writing: ‘Just leave it overnight upside-down problem solved.’
Another commentator will be using the trick on their other containers adding: ‘I’m going to do this with all my skincare products.’
The ‘physics 101’ explanation behind why the ketchup dance works is centripetal force.
Newton’s laws of motion is behind this phenomena which is defined by Merriam-Webster as: ‘The force that is necessary to keep an object moving in a curved path and that is directed inward toward the center of rotation.’
Examples of centripetal force include merry-go-rounds, porch swings, washing machines and even Planet Earth.