Korean students protest air in potato chip bags by making rafts out of them
Have you ever been so hungry that you just wanted to tear into a nice bag of potato chips, only to open the package and find a handful of snacks accompanied by a whole lot of nitrogen? A group of Korean college students who have been burned too many times by this airy atrocity decided to protest all the hot air put out by snack manufacturers...by making rafts out of potato chip bags.
The students told media outlets that they were tired of companies filling their packages with nitrogen instead of snacks, and to show just how much air is in the bags, they demonstrated that someone could literally float on a raft made of just these plastic packages.
Using just some industrial tape and nearly 180 packages of chips, the students were able to create a raft that can actually carry a person. After successfully testing their vehicle on shallow waters, the students also plan to cross the Han River on these boats.
And before you start worrying, safety precautions were taken, with several people in life vests standing by.
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While the students were just having fun, some people who are part of the “Nitrogen Snack” movement have taken a more serious stance, claiming that the snack companies are deceiving the public. As one blogger points out, the Ministry of Environment reports that most packages average 1.5 times more nitrogen per bag than snack, and some even went so far as to put in nearly 6.5 times more air in the bag than the actual food.
The original purpose for putting air in snack bags, of course, was to prevent the chips from getting crushed, but this is getting pretty ridiculous.
So what do you think? Do you believe you’re not getting enough chip for your money, or have these college students just lost their (hilarious) minds? Sound off in the comments below! And for all your news needs, be sure to follow DramaFever on Twitter!