Does Diet Coke explode with Mentos?
In the Diet Coke bottle the Mentos candy provides a rough surface that allows the bonds between the carbon dioxide gas and water to break more easily, helping to create carbon dioxide bubbles. Because Mentos candies are rather dense, they sink rapidly through the liquid, causing a fast, large eruption.
Who put Mentos in Coke first?
In November 2005, EepyBird created their first Coke & Mentos experiment as the finale to a sketch called “In The Kitchen With Fritz” at the Oddfellow Theater in Buckfield, Maine. That performance culminated in a ten-bottle Coke & Mentos fountain.
What works better than Mentos?
Believe it or not, research scientists have actually concluded that Diet Coke produces the best stream of flying soda (much to the joy of the Mentos Experiment enthusiasts).
What happens when you put Mentos mints in Diet Coke?
A Diet Coke and Mentos eruption (also known as a soda geyser) is a reaction between the carbonated beverage Diet Coke and Mentos mints that causes the beverage to spray out of its container. The gas released by the candies creates an eruption that pushes most of the liquid up and out of the bottle.
When did the Diet Coke and Mentos eruption happen?
The Diet Coke and Mentos geyser experiment became an internet sensation in September 2005. The experiment became a subject of the television show MythBusters in 2006.
Is there a way to measure the Mentos effect?
Tom Kuntzelman has provided a way to quantitatively measure the mentos and diet coke effect . Tom was gracious enough to provide me with a device that could be attached to a twelve ounce diet coke bottle. A Mentos candy can be safely placed in the Diet Coke. The Diet Coke goes up into another pop bottle that has been altered.
Why did Perfetti Van Melle make Mentos soda?
The experiment became a subject of the television show MythBusters in 2006. Spangler signed a licensing agreement with Perfetti Van Melle, the maker of Mentos, after inventing an apparatus aimed to make it easier to drop the Mentos into the bottle and produce a large soda geyser.