Coke & Butane = Slow Motion Rockets - The Slow Mo Guys 4K
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In this video Gav and Dan attempt to land a coke bottle on the moon using a bit of butane. They came 238,899.99 miles short but it was a good effort. Follow us on Instagram!
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Coke & Butane = Slow Motion Rockets - The Slow Mo Guys

  • Daze Candeque
    Daze Candeque

    I wonder what would happen if you put the lid back on after putting the butane in and then flipped it

  • Hattie Black
    Hattie Black

    imagine them being high school physic teachers doing experiments like this in a classroom and blowing the school up accidentally

  • Karson Gamradt
    Karson Gamradt

    it was my birthday that day

  • Your Voice Your Truth
    Your Voice Your Truth


  • crapcbm

    now the movie "The Gods Must Be Crazy" makes sense :D

  • crapcbm

    Message from Elon Musk. "Who shot my Roadster in space with coke bootle?"

  • robsche

    Ohhh so there's Butane inside mentos

  • Tom W.
    Tom W.

    Bamboozled Dan reminds me of Ron Weasley

  • 57thorns

    exhilarating experience? You mean accelerating experience? :-)

  • Musical Junkie
    Musical Junkie

    Excuse me. I want to meet the sound at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="211">3:31</a> please. He was here and gone very quickly

  • 5353Jumper

    Why not use carbonated water instead of Coke? Maybe a better effect and less sticky.

  • AML

    I really want coke after this video.

  • Coen hirdes
    Coen hirdes

    You guys should do this again and try and make a vertical tube so it goes up straight, more like an actual rocket

  • Dylan Norris
    Dylan Norris

    Isn’t this more chemistry than physics?

  • Troublebrew

    Honestly I was hoping they’d try yeeting it instead of a normal launch

  • bob Dimitri
    bob Dimitri

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="68">1:08</a> subtle

  • SychoKid

    In this video Gav and Dan attempt to land a coke bottle on the moon using a bit of butane. They came 238,899.99 miles short but it was a good effort. love your vids

  • Goa supreme
    Goa supreme

    What happens if you put butane in the coke bottle, close the coke bottle and then flip it ?

  • radikewl70

    That was very cool but I'd like to see it with the lid on and a hole in the lid about 1/4" to see how far it goes.

  • Domenico Rutigliano
    Domenico Rutigliano

    I never LoL so much with your videos

  • /NeZeroN //
    /NeZeroN //

    I love it when you ask a british person a question,and he takes that massive breth

  • hard yakka
    hard yakka


  • Bored American
    Bored American

    Imagine putting a lid on it add having it explode that would be awesome!!!

  • Deron Tildsley
    Deron Tildsley

    Who else waited for the bottle to come down to hit dan’s head 😂

  • Dom Tanner
    Dom Tanner

    I am reading the 'Gav' on his shirt wrong

  • Damon McDonald
    Damon McDonald

    Literally right as I was thinking what would I do with a 2 liter you pulled one out🤣

  • Flammable Nate
    Flammable Nate

    Dan: trying to explain the way it works in the easiest way possible Me: Still doesn't understand it

  • 송승기

    Me: Accidentally do a t-spin in tetris 99 My face: <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="211">3:31</a>

  • Gilbert Flecha
    Gilbert Flecha

    I just want to like it with out watching the whole thing! I am 19!

  • Shark puppet And Friends
    Shark puppet And Friends

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="0">0:00</a> Gav: Hello! im gav Dan: im sweaty me:WTF

  • Josif Zupan
    Josif Zupan

    Imagine doing this indoors

  • Taylor Baggins
    Taylor Baggins

    Dan: *flips us all off while explaining*

  • Antonio Maglione
    Antonio Maglione

    Incredibly funny, thank you for the video! Chuckling all the time! And, I didn't know the bottle had to be almost empty before taking off. Compliments - from the UK!

  • Mihai At3ka
    Mihai At3ka

    If you get a cap from gatorade or som' similar, with a reduction in diameter you'll triple the flight time, speed and distance. I've done it with a hand pump and water (0.5L PET) got about 15m high and 40m away… remake? 🙄🙄🙄

  • John Wick 1297
    John Wick 1297

    When he said, "Exponential thrust" I was dying

  • Ashkan Mohamed
    Ashkan Mohamed

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="217">3:37</a> You look like a capybara 😂

  • Sherlock Holmes
    Sherlock Holmes

    upvoted for dan's face in slow mo, per usual

  • Duskie Kun
    Duskie Kun

    How much bottles of this to launch a rocket to space?

  • M So
    M So

    At <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="221">3:41</a> sweaty looks like the bad guy from captain pugwash 😂

  • Joel Mathews
    Joel Mathews

    While everyone is paying attention to the bottles Me what character is that face o_O

  • TheVergile

    you need a paper/foil seal to stop all the cola from coming out before “ignition”. thats your reaction mass

  • Лаборатория Doktop Zloo
    Лаборатория Doktop Zloo

  • edward nigma
    edward nigma

    Why not make a connection shaped holder to slam the two litter in once you turn it around?

  • teaddub

    Try reducing the size of your nozzle.

  • Jeff R
    Jeff R

    So I did this exact experiment a couple years ago for my college physics class. Got a 95% grade on it too. But anyhow I experimented with flat coke, carbonated coke and plain tap water. Each was experimented with at both room temperature and heated to 140 degrees. 3 runs of each of those combinations. Lots of butane and bottles used lol. The goal was to find out if the reaction was caused by additives in the coke, the carbonation or purely temperature. I timed each run from the moment the bottle launched to when it landed back on the ground to gauge how much thrust there was and averaged all the times for each liquid/temperature category. I also put the butane into a separate container and then poured it into the coke bottle to minimize the time it had to change the temp of the liquid for better accuracy of the experiment. What I found was that the carbonation had virtually no effect on the explosiveness of the reaction but rather the temperature of the liquid was most responsible. Basically the greater the temperature difference between the liquid and the butane, the faster the butane boils and converts to gas.

  • Jewel R
    Jewel R

    dude those close ups could be made into a commercial

  • Gioia Mariella
    Gioia Mariella

    Hello I'm Gav I'm Sweaty

  • hozzy erie
    hozzy erie

    If I were in space, could this be my rocket

  • hozzy erie
    hozzy erie

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="162">2:42</a>. Lighter fluid is flammable. The more you know


    Somehow that protective transparent mask looks strangely familiar now

  • Jakob S
    Jakob S

    That first launch with the bigger bottle seriously looks like a missile launch from the M41 VLS of a Warship. Like the direction and the way it is going off.

  • Benjamin Hartmann
    Benjamin Hartmann

    Its a bit late but you guys now carbonated water?? and sure its late but you guys know beer kegs?

  • Cole Smith
    Cole Smith


  • Sean Jensen
    Sean Jensen

    dan in slowmo is beautiful

  • ngung nghi khong
    ngung nghi khong

    I like that face <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="220">3:40</a>

  • Boris Georgiev
    Boris Georgiev

    meme face

  • Robin Tynan
    Robin Tynan

    I like Science Dan

  • Chris

    You don't need to convert temperatures (or anything else) as america has been a metric country since July 1866.

  • Konstantinos Von
    Konstantinos Von

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="370">6:10</a> would look gorgeous with some backlight, a mirror preferably

  • Random Justificator
    Random Justificator

    You look like the sloth from Zootopia

  • Dan TheChildPerson
    Dan TheChildPerson

    i bet this could be a coke ad

  • svxnger

    flippin heck !

  • oxy coding
    oxy coding

    the next thing you know parents will be using this to pull out there children's teeth


    Sub To me

  • BoopLoopy

    779 people wanted the coke but they "wasted" it

  • Taydrum

    Do it again, but put the cap on, and drill a hole in the cap smaller than the open neck of the bottle


    you should of put a match or flame to it as'well, now that would of bee n awesome,

  • RudeMood

    Pause at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="116">1:56</a>

  • Double B in the Morning
    Double B in the Morning

    Dan's facial expressions are the funniest parts of these videos

  • GeezR

    Please please please... The VENTURI effect LOWERS the pressure but increase the flow. Not the first time u made that error.

  • SpamReciever420

    The close-ups look like SloMo from Dredd

  • The Thyme Cube
    The Thyme Cube

    throw some fins and a nose cone on one of those and you got yourself a fun time

  • Not Quite Chaos
    Not Quite Chaos

    the shot of dan getting showered by the big bottle's takeoff is borderline religious and definitely artwork

  • Splosh D
    Splosh D

    Nice butte

  • MasterPandz

    So what if you out the cap on? Would it explode like a grenade?

  • xmoex

    what about putting finns to teh bottom and maybe a pointy thing in the front for aerodynamic reasons? and what about adding an actual nozzle at the bottom? I really would like to see that happening!!!!

  • Hanger 1712
    Hanger 1712

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="128">2:08</a> " you can actually do this with water but it is not as effective..." What about carbonated water?

  • Painkiller Jones
    Painkiller Jones

    Glue a nut or some kind of weight, not much, to the bottom of the bottle, it will go further.

  • krishna.r krishh
    krishna.r krishh

    What if you guys give bottle aerodynamic shapes!?

  • eddyman 8
    eddyman 8

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="211">3:31</a> ice age baby

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