Japanese Company Sending A Can Of Powdered Energy Drink To The Moon Next Year

May 19, 2014


Japanese drink manufacturer Otsuka plans to send a can of powdered energy drink to the moon's surface in October, 2015. Why? Allegedly to inspire kids to be astronauts, but in reality for the advertising. Pfft, aliens don't even like energy drinks. If they're smart enough to travel beyond their own solar system, they're definitely smart enough to know Yellow #5 makes your dick shrink.

Japanese beverage maker Otsuka is sending a 1 kilogram titanium can filled with powdered sports drink and children's dreams to the moon. The specially designed canister, which contains a shipment of Otsuka's Pocari Sweat powder, will mark a disturbing new frontier for humanity: the first commercial product delivered to another world for marketing purposes.

The canister will be carried to the lunar surface aboard the first planned private moon-landing mission, set to take place in October 2015. Otsuka says it hopes that the stunt will inspire young people to become astronauts, so they can travel the 380,000 kilometers (236,121 miles) to our closest celestial neighbor, crack open the can, and consume the powder inside.

Admittedly, I would love to be the one who opens the can. The only problem is space travel isn't all that comfortable. Realistically I probably won't travel in space until we have spaceships the size of cities. That way I don't get all claustrophobic and freak out, open an air-lock, and doom everybody on board. I don't do airplanes either. Or cars. And I just saw a guy crossing the street get hit by a car over the weekend, so it looks like walking is out of the question too. I think it's best if I just lie here and don't move.

Keep going for an infographic about the special can.


Thanks to PYY, who agrees the cheapest ride to the moon is on the back of a unicorn but you'd have to catch one first and train it to not fly directly into the sun. They're like moths.

  • aaag

    It's not 'MORNING RESCUE'? Awwww

  • Ruari Thomson

    So we are not happy with littering the planet now we are littering the moon!

  • Amulya Kumar Sahoo

    What is the use of sending the drink ?

  • zin

    GW, Pocari Sweat is not an energy drink, it says right there, it's an ion drink, i.e., sports drink, basically tasty water with minerals that you need to replenish when you sweat them out in workouts. There's no caffeine, no taurine. As a child, I've been given cold Pocari Sweat to help sweat out fevers.

    Anyway, I disapprove. We'll either find out that aliens have pranked us by replacing the contents of the keg with moondust, or that the moon is Pocari Sweat.

  • Frédéric Purenne

    I'm still wondering why it's the energy drink companies that seems to have so much expandable income...

  • Luka Mlinar

    How about we don't sent trash to our moon.

  • Closet Nerd

    "We're whalers on the Moon, we carry a harpoon. But there ain't no whales so we tell tall tales and sing our whaling tune"

  • Daniel Ross

    GM, article is duplicated

  • 3rdEye

    No, you just aren't realizing that the awesomeness of the post caused it to self-replicate.

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