Drinking a can of fizzy drink can lead to all kinds of unpleasant consequences.
Apart from rotting your teeth and not being waistline-friendly, once opened, cans can conceal foreign bodies lurking amidst their sugary contents.
Wasps, bees, cigarette ash and even drugs all pose a hazard to the unsuspecting drinker. Perhaps not for much longer - thanks to the ingenious invention of a window cleaner from Staffordshire.
Ian Whieldon, from Leek, has patented a device which could revolutionise production of the humble fizzy drink can throughout the world.
As consumers peel back the ring pull of Mr Whieldon's 'Filter Can', a tiny aluminium mesh filter piece swivels under the mouth piece, protecting the drink from unsavoury additions.