Don’t Try This at Home: Man Turns Coca-Cola Bottle into a Rocket

(Image credit: Laughing Squid)

If you’ve ever wondered how to turn a bottle of Coca-Cola into a rocket, today is your lucky day.

One Ukranian man — from the science video team Kreosan — demonstrates the potentially dangerous task for us in this strangely compelling video.

How does he do it? By adding butane, then turning the bottle over for “launch.” According to Laughing Squid, “When the bottle is flipped, it starts a reaction that causes the mixture to rapidly expand and blast out of the opening of the bottle, propelling the object up into the air.”

Watch the video below to see the whole thing in action.