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Diet Coke and Mentos cannon

  1. Jun 13, 2006 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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  3. Jun 13, 2006 #2

    JasonRox

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    That's pretty awesome!

    I wouldn't want to do it though. It's a waste of a 2 litre soda and box of mentos.
     
  4. Jun 13, 2006 #3
    the best clip i ever saw of that was on the discovery channel in canada. some physicist or chemist explained that it had somehting to do with the surface area of the thing you drop into the pop, making a good place for lots of bubbles to form. i think he used some gum he chewed up & somehow put the cap back on the bottle fast enough before it blew. there was a little hole in the cap so pop sprayed everywhere & it lasted a good 20-30 seconds.
     
  5. Jun 13, 2006 #4

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    Okay, it looks like a fun thing to do as a demo for a bunch of kids, but is it newsworthy? Why is CNN reporting on it? Is Homeland Security about to crack down on kids buying soda and mentos together? :biggrin:
     
  6. Jun 13, 2006 #5

    DaveC426913

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    It's not newsworthy until it's turned into performance art.
     
  7. Jun 13, 2006 #6

    Danger

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    I must say, Ivan... that second link has just about the most annoying sound-track I've ever heard.
     
  8. Jun 13, 2006 #7

    Ivan Seeking

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    I never had the sound turned on. Yep, sounds like a used car commercial.
     
  9. Jun 13, 2006 #8
    Heheh. My ex boyfriend and his best friend used to do it all the time, I found it annoying and slightly immature, but eh. It's actually sort of amusing, watching it, though...

    Still. It's not big enough for CNN to be reporting on it...
     
  10. Jun 13, 2006 #9

    wolram

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    What the hecky thump are mentos, will it work with trebor mints?
     
  11. Jun 13, 2006 #10

    Gokul43201

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    Neato! That was almost Blue-Man-Groupesque.
     
  12. Jun 13, 2006 #11

    JasonRox

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    I had the best time at work.

    I brought a 2 litre bottle of Coke out back, and opened. I got one of the younger guys who work there. I told him... "Put as many mentos as you can in the bottle." Then he was like... "What happens?" Then I just responded... "It does a cool fizz."

    So he shoved a whole bunch in and flew in the air all over the place. A HUGE mess all over the back room. I laughed! Hilarious!

    Next time I work, I'll get a kid to do in the aisle where the customers are.

    Note: Yes, I'm bad.
     
  13. Jun 14, 2006 #12

    Gokul43201

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    Wow! You Canadians have real flexible work schedules, wot?
     
  14. Jun 14, 2006 #13
    How is it safe to drink soda and eat these things?
     
  15. Jun 14, 2006 #14

    JasonRox

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    Not sure, but I was close to finding out.

    Since I wasn't sure I didn't get anyone to do because it can be unsafe. The kid did eat Mentos and then drank some Coke. It seems to fizz right away and possibly leak out of your mouth.

    We once got a kid to drink 2 litres of soda in 2 minutes. Not sure what would happen if he ate some mentos! :eek:
     
  16. Jun 14, 2006 #15

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  17. Jun 14, 2006 #16

    JasonRox

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    There is a video on Google of someone who actually does it. It seems to shoot out soda out of mouth continuously for like 5 seconds at a range of approx. 10 feet.
     
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