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Poll: Have you ever broken something while popping open champagne?
  • 5.5% - Yes, a lamp / light. 42
  • 0.9% - Yes, a window. 7
  • 1.2% - Yes, dishes. 9
  • 0.4% - Yes, a vase. 3
  • 4.5% - Yes, other (comments!) 34
  • 87.5% - Nope. 666
761 votes

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tiger7610


quality posts: 17 Private Messages tiger7610

Yeah the bottle, Buffalo wooters remember our first sushi and champaign tasting?

ardubu


quality posts: 6 Private Messages ardubu

A couple of wine glasses.
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jamiepgomez


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Wind.

I was stressed and straining. I was under a lot of pressure.

oclafretep


quality posts: 1 Private Messages oclafretep

Ceiling tile, followed by the glasses that were underneath the aforementioned ceiling tile.

rachelegaffney


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Blinds, woops.

goldenthorn


quality posts: 38 Private Messages goldenthorn

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I've always used a dishtowel or napkin for extra grip and to make sure the cork doesn't fly anywhere if I mess up. And it's always been a point of immense, silly pride for me to open the bottle with only the slightest of whispered fizzes. Anything louder than a soft "fshhh" and I feel great shame at my failure as a supposedly cultured human being (my father was uber-French). So, no, I haven't broken anything with a champagne cork.

moondigger


quality posts: 11 Private Messages moondigger

I always place a dish towel loosely over the top of the bottle, and grip it against the sides of the bottle with one hand as I remove the cork with the other hand. Even if the cork were to get away from me, the towel would stop it from careening around the room.

The one time I didn't do that, many years ago, the cork dented a softish ceiling tile.

There are statistics published somewhere about the number of people suffering eye injuries due to flying corks every year. I'm reminded of the infamous line from A CHRISTMAS STORY, paraphrased: 'What do you want a bottle of champagne for, kid? You'll put your eye out!'

elsupreme


quality posts: 2 Private Messages elsupreme

Yeah the bottle.

bhodilee


quality posts: 32 Private Messages bhodilee
goldenthorn wrote:I've always used a dishtowel or napkin for extra grip and to make sure the cork doesn't fly anywhere if I mess up. And it's always been a point of immense, silly pride for me to open the bottle with only the slightest of whispered fizzes. Anything louder than a soft "fshhh" and I feel great shame at my failure as a supposedly cultured human being (my father was uber-French). So, no, I haven't broken anything with a champagne cork.



uber-French makes me laugh. Irony and all.

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SumDuud


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my friend's skin when he challenged me to hit him from across the room and I nailed him in the foehead... I'm a bartender I know how to aim that stuff! It was just a little cut, but funny as hell.

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Buysharp


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Buysharp

It wasn't me personally, but at a party I was at. It was a kitchen light fixture. They have fluorescent lights and the cork went up and cracked the plastic shade.

jackw


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jackw

My eyeglasses... on New Years Eve.

I live the way I type, FAST, with a lot of mistakes.

Discord


quality posts: 6 Private Messages Discord

A lower lip. Not mine.

jawlz


quality posts: 12 Private Messages jawlz

Just the bottle in a (successful) attempt to saber a bottle with a chef's knife. Generally, though, I too prefer to keep it muted and quiet.

hwalsh10284


quality posts: 1 Private Messages hwalsh10284

I didn't break anything but I did put someones eye out.

moondigger


quality posts: 11 Private Messages moondigger