Sunday, June 11, 2006

Mentos In action

I saw this video on S'mee's blog yesterday. It shows a couple of guys dropping mentos into 2 litre bottles of Diet Coke, and then watching the chemical/physical reactions take place. We have really had a blast looking at it, and I thought I would share it here as well. My son wants to watch it 3-4 times a day now. It really has a way of cheering you up, and leaving you a little awestruck as well. Who knew that Diet Coke and Mentos could be so entertaining. So if you need to have a littlle fun, play this video.

Here is a link to the website of the guys responsible for the video:

Here is a report from NPR, where they interview Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz, -- the guys who did the videol

In a couple of weeks, we are having our annual ward father and sons camp out. I believe we'll practice shooting off a few Diet Cokes in the back yard between now and then. We can call it a science experiement for home school too. If we can do it successfully, I think we'll take a few to the camp out, and see if we can douse a few Mormon Crickets in the process. (We're going to camp in Skull Valley, near the ghost town of Iosepa.)


Maren said...

My brother tried this at his house. A picture of the "experiment" is posted on my neices blog at

Maren said...

The whole link didn't show up. Going to and scrolling down a few days should do it.

Marti said...

I saw this on Good Morning America. It was very funny!

Thaks for sharing! Best wishes to you.

Stephen said...

They look like some buddies of mine who wanted to do the same thing.