Skip to comments.The coolest way in the world to share a Coke (No, I don't work for them, just a cool video)
Posted on 07/22/2012 6:03:27 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32
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OK, OK, maybe I'll have a peek.
It was worth watching. They basically did their version of the “Ok! Go” set up. Having the Cokes pour near the end was a nice touch.
Way too much energy. Wayyyyy too much. Couldn’t make it through the video.
Rube would be proud.
Was this done specifically for Coca Cola? Or did these kids do this then Coke adopted it?
This looks like a college crowd, this sums up what kids are doing with their spare time at college. Should we be suprised that America is not producing enough Science/Math oriented kids and their inability to payback their guaranteed student loans??? Should we be suprised?
There was plenty of science and math used in constructing that contraption. You don’t do that off the cuff.
Funny, I was just thinking it was nice to see innovation and creativity on campus. :)
Rube Goldberg would be proud.
Okay folks. Here is your quiz question for this a.m.:
What is the difference between Diet Coca-Cola in the red can and Zero Coca-Cola in the black can?
Nada. None what so ever.
The company decided that diet was a feminine term and needed something masculine sounding (and looking). Hence, they came up with Zero in a black can.
It is the same, exact recipe for both.
(I ran across this information while googling to find if there was a coke with no caffeine and no sugar on the market.)
I have that piece of junk Vista and the sound is not working this morning.
Interesting...I’ll have to let my son know. He likes Zero Coke, not sure if he’s had a diet Coke. I used to by the caffeine-free Coke, it has a gold label. Hard to find, though.
Interesting...I’ll have to let my son know. He likes Zero Coke, not sure if he’s had a diet Coke. I used to buy the caffeine-free Coke, it has a gold label. Hard to find, though.
I can tell the difference, or perhaps I “think” I can because I did not do a blind taste test. Zero tastes a bit “better” for me, than diet coke. Diet coke, instantly fake tasting. Coke Zero, still different than real coke, but better that Diet. I’ll have to try again, but it was not close for me.
I disagree - this is physics and engineering in practice, a real world test of kinetic and potential energy states, friction and parabolas. While the spectators might have been there for the fun, the builders and designers were demonstrating real skills, easily converted to real jobs with a future.
There is an annual nationwide Rube Goldberg college-level contest hosted by Purdue University. Their definition of a Rube Goldberg machine is a process of 20 steps (or more) to accomplish a simple task. 2012 task was to inflate a balloon, 2013 will be to hammer a nail. Of course these examples have to be 'portable' and small enough to be cheek-by-jowl with their competitors.
This Coke example is far too large to be used there as is another corporate classic that I have loved for years, Honda UK Accord commercial.
Now that was fun!
I always thought the difference it that Diet Coke uses aspartame for the sweetner and Coke Zero uses Splenda. Am I wrong?
Thank goodness I have no problem purchasing the caffeine-free Coke here in Panama.
There is no difference in taste with the original.
On the other hand, I find diet cokes to be foul tasting to include the coke with no caffeine and no sugar.
When I discovered Panama sells the above, I purchased a case. It was all I could do from pouring it down the sink.
Careful there, Netz, you might get in trouble for using that small 'c' for a trade-marked product [grin].
BUT, yes, I agree with you that I would like to know more of the background story. Frankly, while I am not altogether sure about the two presenters, my inclination is that Coca Cola Corp. probably presented a challenge to a university physics and engineering school with funds and the right to film as a commercial. Any other backstory would kind of kill the pleasure and youth theme and, frankly, I very much believe that this kind of project is well in the ability of our current students.
I was wondering that myself. That thing cost some $ to build.
What do you get when you crossbreed an elephant with a rhinoceros?
That was great!! Thanks for the post.
Remember Tab? Now that was some 'foul-tasting' brew...
Thanks for setting me straight on that. I really wasn’t sure if I was right or wrong. At one time, I was so hooked on diet coke that I even had one for breakfast instead of coffee. I stopped about seven years ago and now very rarely have a soda of any kind.
Ah yes, TAB, sweetened with saccarine so it had that weird chemical wang. I remember a friend’s mom who drank TAB. She’d have the big glass quart bottles sitting on top of the fridge. Now I’m drifting back to 1979 and remembering the soft drink aisles at the grocery store with all the glass bottles, seen from the height of a five year old. I really hope they invent a time machine some day. Would be too cool to go back and see things again.
I thought Diet Coke was sweetened with aspartame and Coke Zero was sweetened with Ace-K, is this true?
T@b is great stuff (I drink both T@b and Diet Coke, as well as "Mexican" Coke (made with cane sugar) and Coke Classic (less often) on occasion.
T@b is harder to find where I live. Only some grocery stores carry it. Those Who Know have these places scoped out. I went to my local retailer on Memorial Day Weekend and someone else had beat me to it and cleaned off the shelf. I was able to get a few loose cans from the cooler, however, so I didn't return home empty-handed.
Way too sedated. They should take some coffeine (or “speed”) and make it more snappy. Video needs more rapid cuts to give it that “edge”.
So you like the flavor of T@b better than the other diet Cokes? I know they’ve reintroduced it (or maybe they never quit making it) so it must have a following.
Those of us who grew up with saccharin as our first "artificial" sweetener are sort of nostalgic for the taste. T@b changed its formula (slightly) in 1984 when it went from a pure saccharin formula to a saccharin/aspartame formula (still mostly saccharin, I think, based on taste tests). There was some outcry at the time about saccharin being carcinogenic in lab rats but I think that has since been disproven, but that was behind the drive to change the formula, and I think along with that, aspartame was seeking a market.
That said, see if you can get a hold of a can of T@b, then compare its flavor with that of Diet Coke. See which one you like better.
You’ve got me curious to try and find some T@b for a taste test. At the very least it would be a fun nostalgia trip.
I feel the same way but I feel even worse when they can name the 10 finalists of Idol but are unable to name their US Representatives or Senators. I take refuge in HOPING that the ones who do well are not shown because they are the "dog bites man" ho-hum stories. After all, I don't think that I was out of elementary school when I could answer what year the "War of 1812" was started or who was buried in Grant's Tomb.
Ain't chemistry wonderful? Me, I'll either drink the original 0 cal beverage of di-hydrogen oxide or a decent root beer. Just call me old fashion!
All I know is Coke Zero is a better chase or mix for Wild Turkey 101.
Diet Coke is too sweet.
Wow, so T@b and FRESCA go all the way back to the ‘60s? I didn’t realize they had been around so long. I wonder how cyclamates taste compared to saccarine and other later sweeteners.
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