MIT didn't determine the secret angle for optimum results or the correct velocity of smacking. Instead, they developed a slippery non-toxic coating that helps speed up the process. The answer to all ketchup frustrations: LiquiGlide.
LiquiGlide is made from FDA-approved materials and can be used to coat the inside of a variety of surfaces, glass or plastic. It took two months at the MIT lab to solve this ketchup conundrum and its sweet victory was worth it. LiquiGlide came in second place in MIT's $100K Entrepreneurship Competition and Smith's team took home the audience-choice award.
The next challenge for the team: to sell the invention to companies that make sauces.
Watch it in action, here.