This is why you don't leave a drink -- especially a carbonated one -- in your car during a Minnesota winter.

A photo posted to reddit shows the aftermath of an exploded sparkling water in someone's vehicle during winter in Minnesota.

Left a sparkling water in the car. from r/Minneapolis

"Left a sparkling water in the car," is all reddit user ghrarhg said with the photo. Carbonated water can be seen frozen all over the gear stick, dashboard, radio, steering wheel and windshield.

The photo has generated nearly a thousand comments in just a day, with many commiserating and sharing their own stories.

"Look on the bright side. At least it wasn’t a soda."

"Can confirm — I did it with a Dr Pepper in high school. Car was never the same."

"Yup I did it with a red zero sugar monster engergy drink. the upholstery on my ceiling still has red spots. Also in Minneapolis."

"Yep. A coke exploded in my car a few years ago. I still find sticky places."

"My dad’s best friend in high had a jug of milk explode in the back of his car, my dad says it smelled like milk when the car warmed up from that day on."

The lesson here? Don't leave liquid in your car during winter in Minnesota. Ever.

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