Have you tried the Mentos and Diet Coke trick yet?

@loved1 (5338)
United States
September 27, 2006 12:35am CST
Apparantly if you drop regular mint Mentos into a bottle of Diet Coke it makes the Coke shoot out of the bottle like a volcano! I saw this on Mythbusters and David Letterman and have been dying to try it myself just for fun. No wonder my daycare kids think I am crazy. LOL
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@register (1065)
• India
7 Oct 06
I have seen the videos of the Mentos and Diet Coke trick ! havent tried it yet ! Will it work ? the video was cool. Isnt that dangerous ? I mean drinking coke and having a mentos by accident
@loved1 (5338)
• United States
7 Oct 06
The Mythbusters guy actually did put Mentos and Diet Coke in his mouth and it about shot out of his nose. It was way funny.
@Smclin1 (325)
• United States
7 Oct 06
Jamie and Adam are so funny. I love that show, but no I haven't tried the trick yet. Some of those things are dangerous. I mean, they shoot each other with pennies from point-blank range. But they are cool.
@loved1 (5338)
• United States
3 Nov 06
Some of them are very dangerous but what a cool job that would be! My husband would be great at that stuff.
• Uruguay
24 May 08
My 6 year old son loves mythbusters. He thinks he can be one when he grows up. Thank god he missed that episode!!
• United States
29 May 08
I always wanted to check that show out . I hear some rad stories are on there.
• Uruguay
29 May 08
Mythbusters is a show I really recommend watching, it has the right amount of science and fun, and the team, they're a bit crazy. Or totally...
@wsue1023 (1396)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I think you should be careful about giving people the idea that this might be an ok thing to try. This really isn't good for your body and believe me your health is one of your most valuable assets. Most people don't appreciate that until they loose their health. Why would you subject your body to this trauma? Seems pretty ridiculous to me. I've recently had some health problems and thank God everyday for what I have. When I wake up feeling healthy... it's just the greatest feeling in the world. When I wake up in the night and feel something's not right with me I remember taking my health for granted even just a few months ago. Live smarter than the average man/woman! Don't destroy your body for some stupid trick.
@wsue1023 (1396)
• United States
26 Jan 07
Ok, I'm updating my post so that it makes some kind of sense! There are people who have done this trick using themselves as the container.... if you're going to do it in a glass or bottle, I guess that's ok! I got a little ahead of myself there for a minute! lol My husband was telling me the other day about some man who hurt himself pretty bad when he ate a Mentos and then slammed a 2 liter of Diet Coke.... This is what I was concerned about! Blessings!
@loved1 (5338)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Yes, thanks for the comments! In the original post I mentioned dropping them into a bottle of diet Coke. I am not even sure I would risk using a glass container. I would never suggest someone do this trick in their mouth. However, on the episode of Mythbusters one of the guys actually did put these ingredients in his mouth just for a laugh. I guess some people just don't use their brains! I would never ever suggest doing that though.
• United States
27 Aug 07
Working in the maintenance field, my co-workers and I are always discussing the show. We decided it would a cool inexpensive myth to play with. So we all brought in some 2 liter bottles of Diet Coke and Mentos. At break, we went out back and had some fun with it. One guy tried to get the cap on the bottle when the mentos were poured in. Now that was funny!
@loved1 (5338)
• United States
16 Nov 07
That would have been funny! The coke shoots up as soon as the mentos drop in. I'll bet he was soaked!
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
6 Feb 07
I have not done that but I do really enjoy watching MythBusters they are quite a team, right on the opposite ends of the scale. It makes for great entertainment, but remember we're experts so don't try this at home.
• Philippines
5 Feb 07
haven't heard this before but why is that so?
@loved1 (5338)
• United States
5 Feb 07
I am not sure why it happens. It is probably some kind of chemical reaction.
• United States
2 Feb 07
I haven't tried the experiment yet. I would like to try to incorporate it into my son's homeschool curriculumn as a experiment of sorts for science. my kids will get a kick out of seeing this!!
@loved1 (5338)
• United States
2 Feb 07
What an excellent idea to use this as a science experiment in a homeschool setting. You get the pencil!
@rlshaw (872)
• United States
29 Jan 07
i have never heard about this, I'm going to have to try it.. I think it would be funny to do to someones drink when they are not expecting it...lol :)
@loved1 (5338)
• United States
5 Feb 07
That would be pretty funny!
@stailgate (2364)
• United States
15 Jan 07
this sounds neat. I will have to try this with my kids. Did they ever say on why it does this? obviously there is some kind of reaction, but do you recall what kind?
@loved1 (5338)
• United States
18 Jan 07
I don't know why it does this, but I know it only works with diet Coke and regular Mentos (not the fruity ones).
@rusumihai (195)
• Romania
8 Jan 07
i tried it and it's a very cool trick go to youtube.com and searca coca cola mentos there you will find a lot of video about this subject
@loved1 (5338)
• United States
27 Jan 07
I did not know that! I guess you learn something new every day!
@ashutoshgl (1446)
• United States
9 Dec 06
ohh i hv never tried it...bt hv heard tat its dangerous..so keep ur eyes away frm it while doin it....
@loved1 (5338)
• United States
9 Dec 06
That is very true. You want to be careful.
• United States
11 Nov 06
Hmm this is my first time hearing of this. I will for sure have to try it when I get the chance. My brother will totally go for it. Thanks
@loved1 (5338)
• United States
11 Nov 06
Let me know how it goes!
• India
3 Nov 06
If you just want the coke to shoot out of the bottle then just shake the bottle a lot before opening it or just add some salt and lemon in it. I really dont know what you are trying to tell but, I use these 2 methods so that the coke shoot out of the bottle.
@loved1 (5338)
• United States
3 Nov 06
Mentos is a kind of candy. This trick only works with Diet Coke but it shoots out with a lot more force than if you just shook up the bottle.
3 Nov 06
I sooo have to try this!!
@loved1 (5338)
• United States
11 Nov 06
It does look like fun!
@suzieque (2343)
• Canada
3 Nov 06
I've seen it on youtube. Man that just looks so cool but I haven't tried it.
@loved1 (5338)
• United States
3 Nov 06
Did you see it on Mythbusters or another program?
@metschica25 (5409)
• United States
29 May 08
my bro would love that i will have to tell him . I am now curious to see.
• Malaysia
20 May 07
I'm interested myself to try this. Wonder if it really works?
@darshakk (2142)
• India
27 Jan 07
well i have never seen it nor tried it...but now u have given me some work to do ....haha
@Lady_Vincy (1543)
• United States
8 Jan 07
I've never seen or heard about that but i want to try it. I will go to the store and buy the ingredients tomorrow.
• United States
9 Dec 06
I have not heard of this before, but my grandkids will love to try it with me