June 2, 2010, - 3:27 pm

Cool Video of the Day: Could This Replace Muslim World Oil?

By Debbie Schlussel

You’ve probably seen the many online videos of Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz using Mentos and Coke to make geysers.  Well, now, the two have come up with a vehicle of sorts that uses the same, um, “technology” to fuel it.  Since the contraption only traveled 220 feet (and looked like it had the momentum of that rock thing they move in the “sport” of curling) and since it looks like it used a lot of Coke Zero and hundreds of Mentos for such a short ride, I don’t think it’ll put the Saudis, the other Gulf State sheiks, and Mr. Ahmadinejad (and friend, Chavez) outta biz anytime soon.  But, hey, it’s  a start . . . and seemingly more of a start than we’ve seen from most since 9/11.  In case you wondered, the video is directed by Rob Cohen, director of “The Fast & the Furious” movie.


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5 Responses

There’s plenty of things that can propel a vehicle, such as compressed air, baking soda and vinegar and this set-up. The problem is of efficiency. With internal combustion, you can move 2 ton objects hundreds of miles, carrying only 20 gallons of fuel. These other apparatuses would require energy supplies much larger than the payload or vehicle itself, just to tarnsport itself a short distance.

DS_ROCKS! on June 2, 2010 at 7:11 pm


I wish you would read the works of Dr. Robert Zubrin if you’re really interested in viable automotive fuel substitutes for petroleum.

There is NO Santa Claus on June 2, 2010 at 10:33 pm

I’m so underwhelmed……

Mean Green on June 3, 2010 at 12:22 am

Debbie, look into Biodiesel. Basically, garbage (turkey bones, manure, anything!) composted down to fuel! It has investors, including ConAgra and Warren Buffet’s son, and is already being sold, distributed in very limited places, and used. Actress Daryl Hannah is a big fan. I hear Willie Nelson has a Biodiesel gas station. When I read about her using it a few years ago, she had a barrel of it in her backyard, and was pumping into her ordinary GMC diesel engine truck, at about $2/gallon!

The beauty of it, is that we could replace Saudi Arabia with a big steaming pile of $hit! Let’s freaking get on it already!

Esther on June 6, 2010 at 1:54 pm

If G-D had wanted us to drive big cars with air conditioning and automatic transmissions he’d have saturated America with oil deposits.

He what? He did? Well, WTF are doing buying oil from these GD misogynist, mutilation loving slave master anti-Semites??

Jack on March 27, 2014 at 5:36 pm

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