I hope this is true.... Not OC.. Heineken designed a beer bettie that doubled as tsl. brick to address housing and recycling in the Caribbean.. hi I hope this is true Not OC Heineken designed a beer bettie that doubled as tsl brick to address housing and recycling in the Caribbean hi
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#2 - friedgreenpomatoes
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hi
#38 to #2 - happyunicorn
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Why does this have so many thumbs?
#52 to #38 - organicglory
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User avatar #102 to #38 - friedgreenpomatoes
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Hurricanes would be bad enough for most houses, but for a house made of fragile glass bottles? Turns walls into shrapnel or your money back.
#121 to #102 - happyunicorn
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Thank you kind sir.
#59 to #2 - justleaving
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#101 to #2 - alrodi
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#119 to #2 - crazyglove
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#49 to #2 - sizimizi
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User avatar #75 to #2 - schwerdaddy
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But a hurricane would **** up most houses anyways, whether or not they were built from glass bricks.
User avatar #76 to #75 - zacoren
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You have to think of the carnage, normal building materials would break in large chunks and be fine, but glass? Not only is it lighter so it could be lifted and sent flying somewhere far away, but it leaves lot of pain in the ass/ deadly shrapnel all over the place.
#81 to #76 - schwerdaddy
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True. Would be pretty brutal though if the hurricane ripped through a town of glass houses and became a swirling vortex of broken glass.
#125 to #81 - songemot
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User avatar #105 to #75 - failtolawl
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depends on where he hurricane hits, if you have modern wood houses like in Florida or the outer banks they would be fine,

brick houses and old houses would be pretty ******.
#54 to #2 - garymotherfingoak
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hfw
#11 to #2 - reptilec
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Hello
#20 - nargogh
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I'm not convinced. Wouldn't bottles on the bottom break under pressure of all bottles above them?
#26 to #20 - anon id: 495c0e7f
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no for the same reason that you can stacks lots of bricks on top of eachother without them breaking, dispersion of weight.
User avatar #33 to #20 - redstonealchemist
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basically the pattern and the special design of the glass ensures safety. it's not exactly bulletproof, but it'll suffice.
also heineken supports animal testing
User avatar #46 to #33 - ieatpaste
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also heineken is gross
User avatar #69 to #46 - satrenkotheone
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Heineken is okay.

Pisswasser is better IMO.
User avatar #80 to #69 - redstonealchemist
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one of my fav aussie jokes;
why is american beer like making love on a canoe?
IT'S FACKING CLOSE TO WARDER
User avatar #115 to #80 - commontroll
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But that's only the big beer brands. It's all about small local ones. For example, if you're ever in Texas, have some Shiner. I prefer a Shiner Bock. Not too dark or bitter, goes fantastically with a steak or a burger or pizza equally, and certainly isn't a light beer.

Granted, we've got lots of light beers, but only college ******** like light beer.
User avatar #136 to #115 - redstonealchemist
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i'm a cider and cocktail person
User avatar #27 to #20 - auryn
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Long answer: Nooooooooooooooooooooo.
#21 to #20 - beerbeerbeer
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Short answer: no.
#86 to #21 - dross
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Appropriate username is appropriate....
#128 to #21 - anon id: ccb0fdc3
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Long answe: ****, no.
#6 - carbohydrates
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Fill the bottles with cement... Or at least with water.
Easy way to get a crazy amount of Thermal Mass.
#23 to #6 - richardhandler
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You wouldn't be able to fill the bottles completely as the water would freeze and the bottle would crack when the ice expands. Also if you didn't seal the bottles water tight the concrete between the bottles is porus and would allow the water to seep and evaporate.
#25 to #23 - fukyu
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freeze? in the Caribbean? i don't think you are familiar with geography
#29 to #23 - carbohydrates
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But, these houses are being built in the Caribbean... No ice here, captain.
Especially if they were to use sea water. Higher sodium content = lower freezing temperatures.

And I meant fill the bottles with concrete, not the space between.
Although, filling that space wouldn't hurt, seeing as there already looks to be some sort of sealant in the pictures.
... Plus, concrete continues to set, even completely underwater. EG: Building a Dam.

The picture shows there are houses already constructed out of empty bottles; But, adding a liquid, or solid, to said bottles would increase their thermal mass.
Same idea as the those thick-ass houses in the desert. They take forever to change temperatures. Cool in the morning, warm in the evening.
User avatar #12 to #6 - mikhailovych
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Water probably would be a bad idea as the weight on the bottles at the bottom would be huge, cement would work though
User avatar #36 to #6 - supertanto
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But bottles filled on the outside of a house with water in the Caribbean will go stagnant and smell like **** pretty fast, no?
User avatar #39 to #36 - carbohydrates
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I couldn't answer that, never visited the Caribbean, I bloody hate hot weather.
But, as so long as the water was potable, it should fair well enough.
You'd be sealing it in the bottle with the lid, not just letting it sit open-air.
User avatar #40 to #39 - supertanto
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I'm no scientist but I'm pretty sure water can still become stagnant with a lid over it. Cement is a good idea tho
User avatar #79 to #40 - qwertyuioplkjh
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But if there is a lid over it, how would you be able to smell it? Won't it be and air-tight seal for the very least?
#67 to #6 - anon id: e34b6fee
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why not just use cement...
#85 to #6 - anon id: 493dfead
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You are meant to fill them with sand, dirt, or cement. That is their point.
#93 to #6 - anon id: 978620a7
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You do realize that air is an incredibly good insulator right?
and that filling the bottles with concrete would defeat the purpose?
#141 to #6 - anon id: 51f19c3e
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if the water freezes that would destroy your house
User avatar #142 to #141 - carbohydrates
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Pssst, these are being built in the Caribbean islands.
#16 to #6 - locke
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wouldn't the air in the bottle act as its own insulation in much the same way a duel paned window does?
#17 to #16 - locke
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actually i could see water or some other liquid with a low freeze temperature being a fairly decent idea.
User avatar #70 to #6 - sciencexplain
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1. There would be no heating control.
2. If they really need to recycle bottles as bricks, I'm not sure they have those resources to spare, really.

-S
User avatar #35 to #6 - TheMather
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There's the potential danger of the water acting as a lens though, in addition to being closer to the refractive index of the glass. So while the walls might remain colder it could end up cooking the inside.
User avatar #37 to #35 - carbohydrates
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Entirely possible, albeit unlikely. Those Heineken look pretty opaque.
Perhaps if it were a narrower container, more like a beer bottle, or more transparent; then the water would be of issue.
That said, if the water was to be a problem, cement would still work.
User avatar #84 to #35 - shadownigga
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It'd be a good idea for an oven then
#42 to #6 - kamikazikraut
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It probably difficult and expensive to get concrete... Not everyone needs it but everyone needs beer. So, why not just fill it full of one of the most abundant things around?

Sand!!!!
User avatar #47 to #42 - carbohydrates
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True, but, where would one get enough sand for several houses without leaving a huge bloody hole in the beach?
Dredge it from the ocean? That's expensive... Plus, sand can be used as filler in cement.
"A 10-foot-by-10-foot shack would take approximately 1,000 bottles"
Bottles came in 35cm and 50cm sizes. The 35cm to be used as square "bricks".
My brain refuses to do the math, but, I'm fairly sure that'd be something like 20 square meters of sand to make a single house.
User avatar #48 to #47 - kamikazikraut
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The tides replenish the sand.

If you're strung out on money as is and cant afford the bricks in the first place, sand is still everywhere and would be cheaper.
User avatar #72 to #48 - qwertyuioplkjh
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I refer you to comment #57
#73 to #72 - rihardololz
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sand is made of tiny particles of worn-down rock and one parrot fish can produce 100 kg of white sand every year also scientists confirm that these fish are responsible for about 70 per cent of all the sand on the tropical beaches
sand is made of tiny particles of worn-down rock and one parrot fish can produce 100 kg of white sand every year also scientists confirm that these fish are responsible for about 70 per cent of all the sand on the tropical beaches
User avatar #77 to #73 - pootismang
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Not calling you out, but I'd like to see the article that says that. Google tells me to kill myself.
User avatar #83 to #82 - pootismang
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Nature is beautiful.
User avatar #78 to #73 - qwertyuioplkjh
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And? taking the sand from beaches is interfering with the natural habitat of the different species that live there - we don't know the damage that can be caused if you decide you want to stuff sand in the bottles and make a house, sea turtles could get trapped on the beach, fish could be trapped inside the massive gaping hole you just created and DIE, plus it's ILLEGAL to take sand from beaches because beaches aren't anyones property, they are for the public and we need to protect them.
This has nothing to do with how sand is made, Sure the sand will replenish after a few years or maybe decades but the damage will already be done, and it would forever change the eco-system and affect many species relying on the sand (beaches).
but w/e i'm done here.
#97 to #78 - rihardololz
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so you say the only place where get sand is the beaches? let me point out theres Africa where almost half continent covered with sand also they are aware of species living there on beaches also why you have to be worked up i would understand you would make fuss about the garbage and biologic disasters "like oil spills" on beaches.
User avatar #137 to #97 - qwertyuioplkjh
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I was talking about beaches because we WERE TALKING about beaches...anyway whatever i'm too tired for this.
#138 to #137 - rihardololz
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what?
what?
User avatar #140 to #138 - qwertyuioplkjh
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I don't know anymore, it was late and I was half-asleep, I deserve all the hate...
#57 to #42 - anon id: 62463e93
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it's illegal, and dumb, it would ruin the beaches, and no, the tides wont bring it back
User avatar #34 - sirrelevant
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The Caribbean; the only place where alcoholism lands you a bigger house.
User avatar #7 - zourch
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I kinda want to build my own house to my exact specifications with these now
#8 to #7 - anon id: 71871c24
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bricks really aren't that expensive you know...
User avatar #9 to #8 - zourch
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it wouldn't be the same
User avatar #1 - kanyesfishsticks
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What if someone throws a rock at the house?
User avatar #4 to #1 - nyrintriball
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You thank them for the opportunity to drink more Heineken.
#18 to #4 - anon id: 190b1a4b
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and the free drinks to repair your house.
#3 - regimentbluefly
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What a nice house you got there.
#15 to #3 - anon id: 190b1a4b
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"those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones." nor should anyone else who wants to enjoy the care free life of not being violently stabbed.
User avatar #24 to #3 - friedgreenpomatoes
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i would bet money on them being recyclable plastic
User avatar #53 to #24 - mutzaki
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What? Speak up.
#92 to #24 - dross
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Well you'd probably lose that money seeing as the prototypes were made in Heineken's factory in 1963, and the first plastic beer bottle in the US was made by Miller... a lot later.
#45 - mattymc
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He who lives in a glass house ought not throw stones
User avatar #50 to #45 - mutzaki
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Lest he wish glass shards up his pooper.
User avatar #60 to #50 - obidomkenobi
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I've seen videos of that. Terrible, terrible videos...
User avatar #63 to #60 - mutzaki
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I prefer the gifs with the edited-in cartoon eyes.
User avatar #64 to #63 - obidomkenobi
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Is it Safe For Sauce?
User avatar #65 to #64 - mutzaki
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I don't think it is, unfortunately.

I'm not even sure where you'd find it anymore.
User avatar #66 to #65 - obidomkenobi
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Damn, I could Google it on Yahoo.

But I don't Googly eyed anal glass jar man in my search history.
#90 to #66 - pootismang
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>not having Googly eyed anal glass jar man in your search history already   
You've just admitted to being a casual.
>not having Googly eyed anal glass jar man in your search history already
You've just admitted to being a casual.
User avatar #94 to #90 - obidomkenobi
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I'm casualling so hard right now I'm trying to re-word it for non-suspicious search. So far the best I have is "Googly eyed anal glass jar man, if I die and you see this in my search history Mum, I'm sorry, it was for science, I'm a good boy, honest. Bee tee dub, that's oregano. It smells that way because it's fresh".

I think I'll both get away with it AND find what I need.
#96 to #94 - pootismang
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User avatar #99 to #96 - obidomkenobi
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Goddamit, you used peer pressure. Now I have to do it.
User avatar #28 - auryn
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He who lives in a glass house must be stoned.
#41 - sealofapproval
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