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Students Made A Boat Out Of Snack Packets To Prove There's Too Much Air In Them

The Korean students successfully rowed the boat across a 1.5km river.

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On Sunday, a group of South Korean college students assembled a raft made up 160 unopened snack packets and rowed across a river to prove the products are packeted with too much air inside.

Two of the students sailed across the Han, Seoul's main river – a distance of about 1.5km.

The creators of the 2-metre-long boat were Yoo Seong-ho, Park Hyun-soo, and Jang Seong-taek. Yoo told local newspaper The Hankyoreh, "I got the idea for this performance when I saw a picture of someone floating in a swimming pool by holding on to a snack bag."

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The students say they hope their experiment puts pressure on confectionary companies to spend more time thinking about excessive packing from the perspective of the consumers.

Rossalyn Warren is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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