Have You Seen This? Giant pool of Jell-O

(Mark Rober, YouTube)

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THE BACKYARD — I know you've all dreamed of swimming in a giant pool of Jell-O before. We've seen it in cartoons thousands of times, but I've never really seen it done in real life. That is until now.

YouTube star Mark Rober is no stranger to the Have You Seen This section of KSL.com. We've featured some of his videos before. Rober is a BYU grad and engineer who worked for NASA where he worked on the Curiosity rover for seven years. Now he spends his time inventing fun and creative inventions and dabbles in the occasional giant pool of Jell-O.

Rober, like me, always wanted to see what it would be like to swim in Jell-O, but unlike me, Rober is actually incredibly smart and went out and did it. In his brother's backyard, which looks an awful lot like it's in Utah, he used his engineering skills to figure out how to boil enough water to fill the pool, get the gelatin mixture to react the correct way and then get it to cool to make it set correctly.

Suffice it to say, it took an incredible amount of work, but the end result seemed to turn out pretty well.

The video is 11 minutes long, but well worth your time. Rober has some great videos that you should check out when you have the time, but you should make the time for this one now. John has grown up around movies and annoys friends and family with his movie facts and knowledge. John also has a passion for sports and pretty much anything awesome and it just so happens that these are the three things he writes about.


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