The task has been undertaken before, but I wanted to find out for myself: Will a silver spoon in an open bottle of bubbly keep it bubbly? Drawing on my memory of middle school science projects, I designed the perfect experiment, then invited several participants (a.k.a. people I wanted to hang out and drink wine with). This was a lot more fun than my projects in seventh grade, and I didn't even have to make a poster to share our findings! Several bottles (and spoons) later, here's what we discovered about this old trick. It may shock you.