Sheila in Binghamton (not pictured) writes:
I ran across this supposedly Jamaican saying "Empty cans mek de most noise!" I believe V8 cans make more noise than any others. What would Prof Oddfellow say?
Yes, Shelia! Empty V8 cans absolutely do
make more noise. In layman's terms, a container that was once filled with eight
juices is emptier
than a container filled with a single juice. In mathematical terms, negative eight is less than zero. In Buddhist terms, emptiness is a boundless space of resonance. (Note that the low sodium
variety of V8, containing what Samuel Beckett didn't call "more lessness," makes the most noise of all.)
But here is a warning: do not, for acoustical purposes, seek to make your own V8 juice in a jar (as did Rachel McLeod Laminer
, pictured), unless the noise you seek is that of breaking glass.