Turiba University Sets World Record With 1,911 Simultaneous Coke-Mentos Explosions

Some people celebrate anniversaries with food, or a little dancing, but Business University Turiba in Latvia decided to have a little fun with a Gizmodo favorite: the ol' Mento in the Coke reaction. For the school's 15th anniversary, the students set out the break the previous world record for this category, which was… » 6/21/08 10:00am 6/21/08 10:00am

Science Team Explains Why Mentos + Coke = Whoosh!

You should, by now, be very familiar with the Mentos and Coke explosion effect. After all, we've even shown how to make your own booby trap version. But did you know that parts of the science behind it were a mystery? Until now, that is. A physics team at Appalachian State University did a whole range of tests,… » 6/12/08 10:00am 6/12/08 10:00am