EepyBird.com have taken the whole Diet Coke and Mentos phenomenon to a whole new extreme with the Diet Coke and Mentos Experiment video series. The mythically lethal combination of Diet Coke and Mentos basically results in an explosion…sort of like matter and anti-matter…or dynomite…or rather more like Old Faithful. Fritz Grobe, a juggler, and Stephen Voltz, a lawyer, took this destructive chemical reaction and made it into something beautiful. Check out the fountains in the “Diet Coke & Mentos Experiment ” video: There are a lot more at Eepybird, including dominos, holiday videos, rockets, and all sorts of bubbly goodness. Even instructions. Go nutz. ]]>
The Diet Coke & Mentos Experiment Videos
5 responses to “The Diet Coke & Mentos Experiment Videos”
Is there some urban legend about someone dying from drinking coke and eating a mentos? Or is that something else? Poprocks and all that. Cool video/art project anyway.
My brother just told me myth busters did a show about the mentos/diet coke thing. I went to their website and they go over the reasons why it works, how it has to be a certain kind of mentos (not the glaze outside), and any artificially sweetened soda works. They did, however, say salt works better than mentos.
One of the guys on the show drank some diet coke and then ate some mentos. This is what he said about the experience:
“I took a big swing and popped a couple of Mentos in my mouth, and the soda pretty much came out my nose and sprayed all over the place. Everyone laughed. I’ve got this big mustache — it’s kind of my trademark on the show — and it was dripping all over off this mustache and made a big mess.”
But he didn’t die.
Thanks for sharing, Tara. I’m surprised Mentos hasn’t used this phenomenon in a commercial, yet…
Love the menots diet coke experiment. Did it with my 4 year old this weekend and explained what a chemical reaction and how a volcano erupts. He was digging bigtime. We found another cool site with fun science experiments to do. Will post
the link below for anyone interested.