Finally, proof that the Kool-Aid man could actually break through a wall

Brands spend a lot of time desperately grasping for our attention, but sometimes they leave us with burning questions without even trying. “How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop?” “Are there really 1,000 chips in every bag?” Now, an answer is finally being posited for one of the biggest unsolved mysteries: could the Kool-Aid Man actually break through a brick wall?

Jake Roper, a contributor to the YouTube channel VSauce, says that, oh yeah — he can. Roper estimates that if the Kool-Aid Man were brought up to the scale represented in the iconic ads, he would measure about 6 feet tall, have a dry weight of almost 6,000 pounds (11,000 pounds when filled with Kool-Aid), and his glass frame would…

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