Certain people seem to have a theory when it comes to filling up gas tanks of their vehicles. One theory is that if you press the nozzle of the oil pump slowly, it’ll let out more petrol.
Yesterday, the Managing Director of Shell Malaysia also known as ‘Pak Cik Shell’ posted an Instagram video on his verified account uncovering the theory made up by Malaysians this whole time.
The 2-minute video features him casually chatting with his black cat Hei Hei and getting behind the truth of the theory.
After that, Pak Cik Shell together with an oil pumper filled a container with 10 litres of petrol. It’s done so in two different methods, by clicking the nozzle slowly and fast.
Unsurprisingly, he found out that the amount of oil in the container did not change even though the oil nozzle was pressed differently. Later in the video, Pak Cik Shell made it easier for viewers to understand. He used two Costa Coffee containers both having half-filled water.
For the first container, he poured the water into another empty container very slowly. Next, he poured the water from the second container into the empty first container at high speed. As a result, they both gave the same outcome as the volume of water in both containers was indifferent.
If you’ve seen Pak Cik Shell’s video, you don’t have to press the nozzle slowly again to expect an extra amount of oil. Don’t waste time using the oil pump so that other people don’t have to wait for their turn. The more money you pay for filling up petrol, the more amount of oil you get.
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