# Why are beer cans tapered at the top and bottom?

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Why are beer cans tapered at the top and bottom?
posted Jan 13, 2014
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Possibly four reasons
Vertical Stacking: so that they can be stacked up one top of the another
vertical strength: to deal with the weight from stacking.
radial strength: to deal with the internal pressure from its contents.
functionality: to help prevent the liquid to go in your mouth and not down your chin.

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