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Eruption of Diet Coke with Mentos

October 19th, 2007 · 6 Comments ·
 
 


I know most of you have seen this video before. Pardon me. I just watched it lately and I was deeply amazed by it. Look at the gush of Coke once Mentos are dropped into the 2-little bottle of Diet Coke.

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How can this happen? Here you go for the scientific explanation:

“In a normal case, water resists the expansion of bubbles in the soda . Water molecules attract each other strongly, and they link together to form a tight mesh around each bubble. It takes energy to push water molecules away from each other to form a new bubble. The phenomenon is called “surface tension”. When we drop the mentos into the soda, the gelatin and gum arabic from the dissolving candy disrupts the water mesh, so it takes less work to expand bubbles.” Source

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For those who want to try this trick at home, use mint type Mentos.

If you have seen your mum cooking potatoes in a pot of boiling water, then you probably will have a better understanding what actually has taken place. Put a scoop of ice cream into root beer and you will see the same thing too.

So, if you put Mentos into your mouth or swallow it into your stomach followed by a bottle of Coke, what will happen?

No worry, what you see in the video will not happen in our bodies. Why?

Because I have tried it and I am still alive kicking.

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Get some soda and Mentos for some fun!

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6 responses so far ↓
  • Elvina // Oct 19, 2007 at 4:38 PM

    My friend tried this trick, but he said nothing happened. So am not sure what went wrong… =)

  • sylvesteR // Oct 21, 2007 at 1:33 AM

    probably the mentos has been digested by the acids on our body before the the coke reacted with it – a fast reaction though. Or maybe you’re still alive cause you have not taken enough amount of coke lol.

  • Simon Paul // Oct 21, 2007 at 2:16 PM

    Hehe that’s if you only took one or two. Tried swallowing 10 tablets in one go. You’ll end up losing your voice because you puke and burp so much.

  • BaBy_oN_BoArd // Nov 29, 2007 at 1:31 AM

    Hehehe… i tried it before, but we put 1 whole stick of mentos. Mmmm… its really happened and it just like the volcano explore and the ‘lava’ shot high up to the sky… fantastic…. but never try swallow mentos follow by drinking coke…

  • LAmichane Bandhuk // Nov 2, 2008 at 4:52 PM

    Fuck the shit happens. NOthing happens wen drunk mentos with coke. It is jus
    a rumor.

  • wahahahaha // May 19, 2009 at 4:20 PM

    muz try out tic-tac! it seriously works, juz tried out the experiment today and it like totally rocked la!!!*whoots* hahaha ppl go TRY IT OUT! not only mentos la, tic-tac seriously does work:D though maybe nt as strong as mentos bt yeps hahahaha =D

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