Potato Chip Boat Proves There's Far Too Much Air In Your Bag Of Snacks

Potato Chip Boat Proves There's Far Too Much Air In Your Bag of Snacks

We all know the frustration of tearing open a huge, tantalising bag of chips or whatever and realising the bag's mostly air. Two South Korean college students just proved how empty our snack vessels are, by paddling a raft made of unopened potato chip bags across a river.

The students lashed together 160 unopened bags of chips to make a floating chip-boat just big enough to carry both of them. They were able to successfully navigate their vessel across the 1.29km width of the Han river in eastern Seoul, a testament to their boat-building prowess — and the relative emptiness of the snack bags they used.

Of course, the amount of air inside a bag of snacks serves a purpose, providing some cushion space to prevent the wanton shattering of brittle chips into depressing snack-shards. But you can't help feeling cheated when that face-sized bag of corn chips ends up delivering a mere fist-sized lump of crunchables.

Hey, if nothing else, now we can seriously refer to fat-laden chip bags as "survival food". In case of emergency, they double as floatation devices! [Korea Realtime]

Images: Yonhap News Agency

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