Thursday, June 3, 2010


Coke and Mentos-propelled rocket car shown off in new Eeepybird video
The fizzy inventors behind the Coke and Mentos fountain series of viral videos have unveiled their latest creation - a rocket car propelled by 216 litres of soft drinks.

The vehicle, created by Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz - also known as Eepybird - is a combination of a bicycle and a trailer, powered by a series of tubes that push the car forward thanks to the explosive power of Mentos mints and Coke Zero. The new video, which was posted on YouTube on Monday, sees the vehicle propelled over 220 feet. 108 two-litre bottles of Coke Zero and 648 mints were used in the 'experiment' - sponsored, naturally, by both companies, who've been more than happy to see the attention Eepybird's hugely popular videos have drawn to their products' more extreme properties (Mentos' sales shot up 20% in the aftermath of the original fountain video.) Eepybird's videos have been watched millions of times since their first Coke & Mentos fountain project became a huge viral hit in 2006.

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