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The Coke Zero & Mentos Rocket Car

Watch this in 3D at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuxqPuhLBZg

Driver on closed track. Don’t try this without professional help.

Want to see this video in 3-D?
You can get 3-D glasses from our online store at http://www.eepystore.com — they’re two bucks each or free with any order! They’ll let you watch this in 3-D on any computer. Or you can also make your own 3-D glasses at home. Click here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcugLsKDmRs to find out how!

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About The Coke Zero & Mentos Rocket Car

After years of work, the Coke & Mentos guys have harnessed the explosive power of these geysers and achieved human propulsion! 108 bottles of Coke Zero and 648 Mentos mints combine to propel EepyBird into the annals of unusual records.

The music is an original track by BT, written just for this video. Check out http://www.BTMusic.com

How Does This Work?

This is one not to try at home.

The Coke Zero & Mentos Rocket Car uses a piston mechanism: a six-foot long rod sits inside a six-foot long tube attached to each bottle of Coke Zero. When the Mentos drop into the soda, the pressure tries to push the rod out of the tube. With 108 rods all pushing at once, that gives us a lot of power.

All that power is pushing against a wall braced with 3,600 pounds of cement blocks. So all the force is directed into moving the Coke Zero & Mentos Rocket Car forward. We get one big push for six feet, and then it’s all coasting from there.

Want to know what makes the soda fly out of the bottle? Will you explode if you drink Coke and eat Mentos? Click here to find out:

The Science of Coke and Mentos

Don’t Try This at Home!

Seriously, don’t try this at home. There is a huge amount of power involved, and we don’t want you to get hurt.

What you can (and should) try at home is the Coke & Mentos geyser: you can get your own Coke & Mentos Kit at http://www.eepystore.com that includes nozzles just like the ones we use in our geyser videos, or you can click here to learn how you can make Coke & Mentos geysers with stuff from around your house:

Make Your Own Coke & Mentos Geysers

Credits

The Coke Zero & Mentos Rocket Car by EepyBird: Fritz Grobe (the short one) and Stephen Voltz (the tall one). Directed by Rob Cohen. Music by BT. Produced by Dooma Wendschuh & sekretagent. Filmed in Tustin, California. Thanks to the incomparable EepyBird pit crew: Mike Miclon, Big Dave Tardy, Matt Tardy, and Casey Turner.

The Coke Zero & Mentos Rocket Car was welded together from an odd assortment of parts by Nick Salvati with light-saber-wielding assistance from Mike Miclon. Special thanks to the experimental research team from the Oddfellow Theater, including Mike Miclon, Matt Tardy, Jason Tardy, Dave Tardy, Casey Turner, Sid Edwards, and Brian Miclon.

And thanks to Stafford Green, Craig Cuchra, and all the folks at Coke Zero and Mentos for helping make this possible!

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50 Comments

  1. 1:10 lmao

  2. Awesome Track by BT

  3. This is the only thing i have to say, BRRRR!!

  4. So that toke about 2 weeks to make and it was gone in about 10 seconds?

  5. That’s funny!

  6. so we need a filling station every 221 feet?

  7. awesome

  8. Very nice !

  9. is it revolution i’m seeing?

  10. Lol

  11. LOL soooooooooo awesome

  12. i want to make one

  13. И чё это такое ?

  14. Wait a minute,Isn’t that building on knight rider?

  15. He launched it too late!!!

  16. i once made a coke geyzer and it shot 16ft in the air no lie. i no cuz me n my fren were tryin to find out how far it wud go so we got an RC helicopter and stuck the tape measure in to the end and so we pulled t down and it wuz like 16ft sumthin inches

  17. Seems legit

  18. Its still not carbon neutral…

  19. i want one

  20. That’s Awesome i need a new job 🙁

  21. hahahaa these guys are awesome xD

  22. You’d get better distance if the mento’s stream was directed against a turbine that drove the wheels instead of just against a wall, if you can produce a constant pressure stream you could get some good distance, use the rocket blast against the wall to get moving, then use the turbine stream to keep the momentum up, just something to think about … 😉

  23. Nice experiment

  24. Hahahaha Awesome

  25. Saving the earth one mentos and coke at a time.

  26. BT did do the soundtrack, will be available on itunes soon

  27. they’re gonna need more than that just because of the weight issue.

  28. You are going to need exactly 5,750,000,000 (5 billion 750 million) mentos and 1,562,782,000 (1 billion 562 million) coke zero bottles to lift a human sized aircraft with the exaust pipe to the first layer of the atmosphere

  29. Song/Music by: BT… song will be available on iTunes soon.. Source: twitter slash bt

  30. song?…I love dubstep : )

  31. hahahaha the moon thing was cute

  32. KIKIRT !!!

  33. not bad

  34. you must have a LOT of free time A LOT

  35. Why not add everything into a huge canister and have it blast out of a single exhaust? Worth a try right.. Nasa doesnt use 500 rockets to get in space either right.

  36. What is the music called? I know it is on iTunes but I can’t seem to find it!

  37. DEAR GOD THE MOON IS GETTING CLOSER!!!!!! APOCALYPSE!!!! AHHHH! CONSPIRACY COCA COLA IS GOING TO THE MOON!!! AHH!!

  38. Wow you can actually do that

  39. Same set as knight rider 2.0.

  40. So awesome

  41. アホすぎるw

  42. SONG NAME!?

  43. Too funny. I would like to see about 1million mentos in the right amount of coke.

  44. Go awesomeness and BT music!

  45. What would happen if I drink/eat coke zero and mentos at the same time?

  46. Cool

  47. that was AWESOME

  48. next step are coke+mentos propelled rockets for the coke+mentos rocketlauncher to install on your coke+mentos propelled car?

  49. crazy 🙂

  50. The track’s on Itunes now

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