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So I watched this with the sound off because I don't think I could bear the bro commentary. It looks like a bunch of entitled jerks with too much money given that they crash a drone into it at the end for no good reason. Also, if you have the funds to put 1500 gallons of coke in a swimming pool, you'd think you could have sprung for more than a quarter bucket of mentos to get that thing really bubbling.

Soo.. doing the math on this, the average price of Coca Cola in 2-liter form is about $.02 an ounce. There's 128 oz in a gallon.

1,500 x 128 = 192,000. 192,000 x .02 = $3,840 worth of Coke. Ice is roughly $6 per 20lb bag so 200 lb of ice would be another $60. Mentos are what? $1 per package? That bucket full.. let's say it was 20 packages. Another $20. That DJI Phantom 4 was probably $1,500 or so. The pool itself was probably $200 as well..

So, in total, this cost these kids about $5,600 estimated cost in material.

Wish I had that kind of cash to blow on useless crap.

Doesn't the mentos thing only work with diet coke? Or at least better with diet? Looks like they were using regular.

Also assuming it's unsponsered: 1500 gallons is ~5678.118 liters. If you buy coke in 2 liter bottles, at about 1.89$/bottle (reasonable for at least my area at walmart or whatever) that comes out to ~$5365.82 worth of coca-cola.

If purchased in syrup form it's about 81$/30 gallons (after mix) (just counting the syrup) for a total of $4050.

So you know, price of the drone crashing at the end i think is negligible in comparison, since cheaper ones run ~$500, only 1/8 or 1/10th of the price of the coke.

Anyway, wanted to do the math because that's such an extreme waste.

diet coke does have a better result when mentos are brought into the equation, and it has been proven that the mentos do need to be the mint flavor in order for you to get the best result, but the difference between diet and non diet coke is very minimal even on the scale this was performed.