Friday, August 11, 2006

Too amusing to pass up

What happens when you have diet coke, mentos, a buddy, and way, way, way too much time on your hands? Apparently, you get this symphony.

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Chaotic Hammer said...

This is hilarious! But can you imagine the sticky mess they had to clean up afterwards?

I'm planning to try the Mentos/Diet Coke thing here at my house - I live on an acre and a half, so it will be far away from my house and inhabited areas. :-)

euphrony said...

Not so sticky - remember, it is diet coke so no sugar, no sticky.

I'm saving this for a special occasion, a wedding, birthday, or something. Maybe I'll pull it out on a Saturday to amuse my daughter.

Chaotic Hammer said...

You know, I didn't even think about the no-sugar thing. I guess I assumed that the sugar substitutes behave enough like sugar that they would also have a sugar-like stickiness. I'm not generally a soda (or diet soda) consumer, so I can't say I've had a lot of chances to see it up-close and personal -- such as, say, cleaning up a big bottle of spilled diet soda, or something like that.

There are tons of variations on this Mentos/Diet Coke thing, too. I saw a video once (not sure where, now) where instead of putting the Mentos into the Diet Coke and letting it make a fountain, they used it to build up pressure and launch a Diet Coke rocket into the air -- way up into the air. Fun and crazy stuff.

There's also lots of equally entertaining (and potentially dangerous) stuff you can do with dry ice. :-)

euphrony said...

Ah, dry ice. I wiled away many a lazy summer day as a child blowing up bottles with water and dry ice.

Good memories.

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