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Bottle Flips Takes the World by Storm

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A bottle flip is when you flip a bottle and try and land the bottle flat on its bottom or cap. But how did it all start?

Earlier this year, Ardrey Kell High School in Charlotte, North Carolina hosted a talent show. Before then a pupil started bottle flipping in his chemistry class and, with the talent show looming, it gave him an idea.

On the day of school talent show, the teenager flipped a bottle in his act and luckily landed his bottle. The crowd in the background was going crazy, jumping up and down. One person, who was in the crowd watching, caught the bottle flip on camera.

f2Multiple mobile games have since appeared, including a successful app called “Bottle Flip 2k16” which had over three million downloads worldwide in the first month!

But the craze has its dangers and many schools across the world have banned bottle flipping because teachers thought that children might get injured. Nevertheless, bottle flips are more popular than Pokémon Go and that was very successful.

Reviews are mixed. ‘Terrible Game, it gets boring so quickly and tries to trick you into watching ads, waste of storage, time and life,’ one user said.

In contrast, another commented: ‘I love this game, so clever; a brilliant app to pass time.’

 

Keane, Year 6

Heighington Millfield Primary Academy

5 Responses to Bottle Flips Takes the World by Storm

  1. Athena December 7, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Great article Keane, I love bottle flipping and I didn’t know that it was more popular than Pokémon Go!

  2. Emily December 7, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Great article Keane, I can’t believe that it all started out like this. Who would think that the teachers would ban this just because of safety!

  3. Lily December 8, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Great article Keane !

  4. jenson December 14, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Great article, I love to bottle flip

  5. charlie December 17, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Outstanding article Keane, I have always loved bottle flipping but I never thought bottle flipping came from just one child.