1A Car Powered By 108 Bottles of Coke And 608 Mentos
Their Coke Zero & Mentos Rocket Car uses a piston mechanism – a six-foot long rod sits inside a six-foot long tube attached to each bottle of Coke Zero. When the Mentos drop into the soda, the pressure tries to push the rod out of the tube. With 108 rods all pushing at once, that gives it a lot of power. All that power is pushing against a wall braced with 3,600 pounds of cement blocks. So, all the force is directed into moving the Coke Zero & Mentos Rocket Car forward. They get one big six foot push, and it's all coasting from there.
2Man Covers Himself with Mentos and Jumps into Bath of Coke
3Woman Wore a Mentos Bikini in a Diet Coke Bath in Disappointing Experiment
Apparently there is a wrong way to put Mentos all over your body and get into a pool of Diet Coke. Davison made a Mentos-bikini (which is surely a DYI project pinned on Pinterest by now), poured $40 worth of Diet Coke into her tub, and got right in.
Sadly, Davison placed too much emphasis on the exposure of flesh, and not enough on getting the desired fizz down pat. The whole thing ends up being a video of Davison sitting in a bath of Coke.
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4Mexico Sets World Record for Mentos and Coke Explosion
China held a similar experiment two months before but reached only 2,175 (Photo Source)
The experiment involved dropping Mentos candies into 2-liter bottles of soda, which causes the liquid to shoot up to two meters into the air. With its 2,433 Mentos and soda geysers, Mexico beat China (that country held a similar experiment in June 2010, but reached only 2,175.)
Soaked in Coke: Mexico sets 'Mentos Geyser' record por RTnews (Source)
5Italian Man Updates the Coke-And-Mentos Trick With Nutella and Durex
It's all about Milleaccendini, and we're all the better for it. He combines Nutella, Coke, Mentos, and a condom, ostensibly to simulate the effects on the human stomach if you took all those things together. We're not quite sure what role the Nutella plays in all of this, but he seems quite pleased with himself anyway.
The entire thing is in Italian, but trust me, you don't need a translation.
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6Man Creates Jetpack Using the Coke and Mentos Experiment
Zach King's incredible video shorts are fast making him a social media sensation, with his Vine feed already boasting nearly 2.7 million followers.
In this (most certainly fake) video, he is seen launching what he calls a soda jetpack. The clip has been viewed over 18 million times.
7Man Wearing a Suit Made of Mentos is Dumped Into a Pool of Diet Coke
"Mentos suit" and stocking up on Coke.
The stunt, created by makers of YouTube channel Epic Meal Time to promote their upcoming TV show, begins with an apparently willing participant in the "Mentos suit" smiling nervously for the camera before donning a scuba mask and snorkel. He is next seen perching precariously on a chair balanced above a tank of dark liquid. Suddenly, a tennis ball flies into shot and hits a switch, sending him into the drink with explosive effect. A powerful reaction ensues as foam shoots in all directions. The fate of the testee remains unclear, as he is seen thrashing about in the sugary liquid before the video abruptly ends.
8Scientists Create a Massive Mentos Soda Fountain
They also put food coloring in the soda to give it more of a traditional Easter coloring. (If you want to skip straight to the good stuff, jump to about 2:45 in the video).
In case you are wondering why Coke Zero and Mentos are a lethal combination, here is a short explanation. According to the folks at Eepy Bird, the pressure is caused by nucleation, which is not a chemical, but a physical, reaction.
The carbon dioxide that helps create the fizz in colas is always looking to escape, and is drawn to tiny bumps –or nucleation sites – to which the gas attaches and starts forming bubbles. Mentos provides the perfect nucleation site thanks to its 40 microscopic layers of liquid sugar that result in thousands of bumps. It is, therefore, not surprising that when the two combine in large quantities, miracles happen!