Just how Bad did Walter White Break?
Have you ever wondered exactly how much aluminum a soda can contains? Or exactly how many CDs you could label with a Sharpie? Or whether 360-thread-count sheets actually have 360 threads per inch?
Wonder no more. Since 1998, California-based Rob Cockerham has been periodically updating his "How Much is Inside?" website by conducting (admittedly unscientific) experiments to answer the questions above. Said experiments range from straightforward—magnifying and painstakingly counting the threads in a sheet—to sideways approaches, like weighing a soda can and comparing it to the equivalent weight of sheets of aluminum foil to calculate how many cans one could make out of a roll.
Having been around since the late '90s, the site has some minuses; the episode where they cut up a Sharpie to get at its guts has photos the size of postage stamps.
But as the site has also lasted to the present day, there are experiments of modern relevance too, like "How much money was inside that stack of money on Breaking Bad?" (On a related note, Cockerham also calculated how big/heavy a million dollars in $100 bills is, and whether you could really fit that into a shiny silver briefcase like they do in the movies.)
No word on whether Cockerham takes requests, but maybe if you dropped him a line with an interesting-enough suggestion...