Throughout the ages, man has pondered the question, "How much is inside?"
With a few extra bucks, and a decent spot on the internet, we at expose these long-hidden truths.

How many bottles of wine are in one of these shoeboxes?

Glass wine bottles have a certain archaic appeal, but handling those slippery wine-tubes with their civil war-era corks is a burden that must be borne no longer!

How Much is Inside a Waffle?

Waffles are a big favorite for breakfast. They are a stand-alone breakfast, which is simple and warm and delicious. And they are cheap! Or are they?

How Much is Inside a Quarter Pounder?

I remembered an old gag from Mad Magazine, which named the fraction 1/32nd as the fraction of a pound of beef in a quarter pounder, (weight after cooking). I really liked this gag as a kid, and now that I have a precise scale, I have what it takes to find the real answer. How much does a Quarter Pounder weigh after it is cooked?

How Much is Inside a Quarter Pounder?

The amount of fat that disappeared after cooking seemed extraordinary, so I tried making one at home! How Much is Inside a Homemade Quarter Pounder?

How much does it cost to build your own 10-ingredient banana split sundae?

This idea was hatched after comparing three restaurant banana splits: Banana Split Comparison

How Much is Inside a Scoop of Ice Cream

On Saturday night, thirteen years ago, I decided to find out how much ice cream is in a scoop.

Allow me to take you back in time, to June 2001. Visiting Jen in Berkeley, we attempted to shoot photos for two articles in one night.

How Much is Inside a Scoop of Ice Cream?

A Dryer Sheet

How Much fabric softener is a Dryer Sheet?

Tuna Fish

How Much is a can of Tuna Fish?

A Lick of Ice Cream

How Much is a Single Lick of Ice Cream?

Breaking Bad

How Much Money was in that Giant Pile of Cash?


What portion of a cake does a single cupcake contain?

Dreyer's Slow Churned Ice Cream

How Much air is Inside Dreyer's Slow Churned Ice Cream?

A Bottle of Tequila

How many shots do you get from one bottle?

A Million Dollars

Currency Photos illustrating how large a million dollars is.

Car Wash

How much water does it take to wash your car in the driveway?

A Bottle of Wine

How many glasses do you get from one bottle?

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Is there a better ratio of peanut butter to chocolate in the miniature cups?

A Cocktail

How much does it cost to make a cocktail at home?

Featuring the Cocktail Calculator

A Sandwich

How much does it cost to make a sandwich at home?

Featuring the Sandwich Calculator

Sunflower Seeds

How much of a bag of sunflower seeds is actual sunflower seed kernel?


How much air is puffed inside a bag full of Cheetos cheese puffs?

Honey Bunches of Oats

How many almonds are in a box of Honey Bunches of Oats?


How much fruit is on the bottom of fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt?

Thread Count

Are there really 360 threads per inch in 360 thread count cotton pillow cases?

Peanut Butter

How many feet of celery stalk can you fill with one jar of peanut butter?

Granola Bars

How much granola is in a box of granola bars?

A Shopping Cart

What is the total value of an entire shopping cart full of crushed aluminum cans?


How much water is absorbed when you cook a whole pound of spaghetti?


How many hot dogs can you dress with a bottle of mustard?

University of Chicago

University Students preform various product tests

Glad Wrap

How many rice crispy treats can you wrap with a single roll of Glad cling wrap?


How much gold is in a bottle of Goldschlager cinnamon shnapps?

Mixed Nuts

How much of each sort of nut are in a can of Planters Mixed Nuts?


How many feet of noodle are in a package of Top Ramen noodles?

Conversation Hearts

How many conversation hearts are in a bag?


How many chips can you load with a single bottle of salsa?

Paper Towels

How much spilled gatorade can you wipe up with one roll of Paper towels?


How many CDs or DVDs can you label with a single Sharpie marker?

A Christmas Tree

How much wood and how many needles are in a christmas tree?

Bacon Bits

How many bacon bits can you get from a pound of bacon?

Dial Complete

How many pumps of liquid soap can you get from a bottle of Dial Complete?

A Pumpkin

How many pumpkin pies can you make from a giant pumpkin?

An Acre

How big is an acre?

A Keg

How many cups of beer can you get out of a beer keg?


How much popcorn pops from a 2-lb. bag of popcorn?


How many slices of bread can you cover with one jar of vegemite?

A Chevy Trailblazer

How many 76 antenna balls can you fit inside a Chevy Trailblazer?

A Million Dollars

How big is a million dollars worth of $100 bills?

Dust Off

How much dust can you spray away with one can of Dust Off canned air?


How many cigarettes can you roll from a single packet of rolling tobacco?


How much white frosting stuff is inside a whole pack of Oreo cookies?


How much hot coffee can you make from one pound of coffee grounds, and how much does a cup of coffee cost when you make it yourself at home?


How much CO2 gas is inside a 2-liter bottle of Coke?

French Fries

How many fries come in a small, medium and large order of french fries, and how many can you get from one potato?


How many ketchup packets does it take to fill a whole bottle of ketchup?

Print Cartridge

How many pages of porn can you print out from one full black ink cartridge?

Chewing Gum

If you chew up all the gum in a Wrigley's chewing gum Plen-T-pack, how much gum remains after you have swallowed all of the sugar and flavoring?

40-Foot Shipping Container

How much stuff can you fit into a shipping container?

Magic Shell

How many square inches of ice cream coverage can you get out of one bottle of Magic Shell?


How many hours will a flashlight work with a new set of D batteries?


How many square feet of corn chip are contained in a bag of Doritos?


How many Cheerios are contained in a box of cheerios, and how long would a necklace be if you put every one of them on a string necklace?


How many square feet of newspaper are contained in one Sunday newspaper?


How many applications can you get from one stick of lipstick? How many square feet of lip can you cover?

Silly String

How much string is in a can of Silly string?


How large a puddle of blood would be created if a person bled to death in a parking lot?

Aluminum Foil

What's the largest thing you can cover with one roll of aluminum foil?

Expanding Foam

How much foam will expand out of one can of expanding foam?

Whipped Cream

How much Whipped Cream is in one can of pressurized whipped cream?

EZ Cheese

How many crackers can you load with one can of EZ Cheese?


If you squeeze out a whole tube of toothpaste, how long a line would it make?

Shaving Cream

How much Shaving cream is in a can, if you just spray it out onto a table?

Language translation: Spanish, (Gracias Pablo), Dutch, (Thanks Niels), Swedish, (Thanks Peter!) German, (Danke Karl-Heinz) and Arabic (thanks Cameron!)

Kirk Anderson's unauthorized "how much is inside", testing Cookie Dough Ice Cream.
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