It's one of life's great struggles: you open a can of soda that's been shaken and the beverage winds up all over you. Guess what? There's a way to stop it -- and it's pretty simple.

Yup, you "can"-not believe this.

In this 2014 clip from a local news program in Toldeo, Ohio, that's since surfaced on Reddit we learn just how to avoid getting sprayed with all that carbonated goodness when we open a can that's been shaken. The video runs than three-and-a-half minutes, but we're going to boil it down to its essence for you: tap the can as you rotate it and then open the top. That's it.

Give it a try and see for yourself if the Sprite remains in the can or if it winds up decorating your collar.

What do you think? Does it work or do you have another method for making sure a shaken soda can doesn't spray all over you?