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A miner working 260 m below sea level opened a carbonated soft drink during lunch break. To his surprise, the soft drink tasted rather "flat.

A miner working 260 m below sea level opened a carbonated soft drink during lunch break. To his surprise, the soft drink tasted rather "flat." Shortly afterward, the miner took an elevator to the surface. During the trip up, he could not stop belching. Why?  
  
Response needs to be in a 200-300 essay word response

This question was asked on Apr 24, 2010.

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