Can Holiday: World Laboratory Day – April 23



How to Celebrate

Today is a good day to break out the old chemistry set you got as a gift when you were 10 so you can turn liquids different colors or form crystals. Just be sure to wear your safety goggles. You can also watch any number of films like Young Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or The Fly. You can even visit some famous laboratories like NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Los Alamos National Laboratory, or Biosphere 2.

The Cans

To honor this day we are featuring two cans from Mexico in 2002 featuring Cartoon Network’s Dexter from Dexter’s Laboratory.

2002 Mirinda Orange Soda Can

2002 Mirinda Orange Soda Can

This first can is Mirinda Orange Soda and shows a happy Dexter with his arms out and his eyes closed.

2002 Sol Apple Soda Can

2002 Sol Apple Soda Can

The second can is Sol Apple Soda which shows an excited Dexter walking in his laboratory. Mirinda and Sol are both Pepsi brands.

Happy World Laboratory Day (4/23)!

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