Pepsi celebrated the New Year with a cool visual experiment: They put thousands of ping pong balls on mousetraps, then they actioned one of the traps making the ball fall on the others triggering an epic chain reaction .
Watch this. Watch it and tell me that it doesn't look like fun — that you don't want anything more than to ride aboard a ping-pong-ball-filled 727 (aka a "vomit comet") while it flies along a parabolic flight path (thereby simulating weightlessness) with thirty other people. That's right. You can't.
A massive explosion, bro. That's what you get. If you want to fast forward to the good parts, I'd suggest starting somewhere around 3:45. Though to be honest, hearing Professor Roy Lowry of Plymouth talk about the explosive potential of liquid nitrogen in its gaseous state is pretty damn interesting. [YouTube via …
We're just wondering how long it took this guy to perfectly nail so many shots of those ping-pong balls into a variety of glasses. Just look at some of those ricochet shots. The entire video is just downright remarkable.