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June 8, 2006

Mentos and Diet Coke - Watch Out!

Thanks to Cathy for sharing today's NPR segment about the Mentos and Diet Coke experiment. When you put them together, you get quite an explosion.

Here's the lead-in to the story:
All Things Considered, June 7, 2006 · Two months ago, we reported on the Web video phenomenon of Mentos and Diet Coke. The mint candies combine with the soda to create an explosive geyser. But a new video on the Internet transforms that rudimentary concept into a highly choreographed routine, complete with funky soundtrack. Two men in Maine, Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz, took 101 bottles of Diet Coke and crafted a mesmerizing, two-minute Mentos and Diet Coke performance that they call "a spectacular, mint-powered version of the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas."

Enjoy! After you listen to the radio segment, be sure to click on "see this video."

This might be an interesting urban substitute for forbidden 4th of July fireworks - Could we arrange for the geyser to stream out in red, white, and blue??

Posted by hgroteva at June 8, 2006 6:18 AM | Life | Technology


1. People should always be cautious when serving mixed drinks.

2. You must continue blogging.

Posted by: Chris Gonzalez at June 8, 2006 2:41 PM

Chris -
1. Amen!
2. Thanks for the encouragement!

Posted by: Hal at June 9, 2006 6:32 PM

I did the Diet Coke and Mentos with my kids and they loved it.

Posted by: Chris Gonzalez at June 13, 2006 3:04 PM