By now, you've probably seen endless iterations of the reaction between Mentos and Diet Coke, but here's one we never expected. This fellow donned a suit of Mentos and sat over a dunk tank of soda. Eruptions ensued.
Here we see two people making the biggest mentos and coke explosion I have ever seen, or ever hope to see. They actually set it up so one bottle of coke exploding sets the next one off. By why does candy and soda react so violently? Let's have a look.
Car A is powered by 108 bottles of Coke Zero and 648 Mentos mints. Car B is powered by just 54 bottles of Coke Zero and 324 Mentos mints. Which car do you think would win this race?
You know what's a good way to celebrate the beginning of Easter? Take hundreds of carbonated beverages, mix them with a bunch of Mentos, and watch the chaos ensue. That's what educational group Mad Science did for Alton Towers Resort in the UK. [The Telegraph]
Drop a pack of Mentos in a 2 liter bottle of Diet Coke and you get yourself a nice soda geyser. It's fun! It's also pretty wasteful! With this kit you can at least tell yourself you're using Mentos' magical properties to propel a little plastic car up to 200 feet.
Mixing Mentos and Coke to make impromptu corn syrup cannons is nothing new, but this kit from EepyBird manages to gather all the parts into one handy package—and adds a dangerous "pinprick hole" to the mix for extra danger.
Sorry, would-be pranksters: freezing Mentos in ice cubes and then putting them in soda doesn't cause the soda to fizz up. But why doesn't it work?
You've either seen the Mentos and Coke experiment on YouTube or you've destroyed your kitchen trying it yourself. Wired has come up with a parlor trick that'll surprise your friends with a delayed explosion time: Mentos, frozen in ice cubes.
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…
By filming the resulting jets of foam, and doing some Scanning Electron Microscope analysis, they've ruled out chemical interactions, and have discovered it's to do with the surface roughness of the Mentos, the sugariness of the drink and how quickly the mints sink.