Monday, September 04, 2006

I Can't Believe We Did This


Or that Peter did this.
Have you ever heard that if you put a few Mentos in a bottle of Diet Pepsi, it'll create a geyser?
Peter just had to try it last night in the driveway.
While it didn't create the 15-foot carbonated fountain he expected, it did shoot out a few feet. I was impressed.
Luckily it's raining now, so the sticky mess all over the driveway is being washed away.

12 Comments:

Blogger old lady said...

I had never heard of this. I may have to try it. Or tell my kids to do it, then I won't be the crazy lady. (It may be too late.)
What's the gear coming out of the bottle?

9:40 AM  
Blogger Brandy said...

I watched David Letterman do it on his show about a month or so ago. Peter you have to add like 3 or so in it to get it high. It was funny than all get out watching it!! My son and daughter want to try it!!

9:57 AM  
Blogger Schell said...

Was your son there? If he was I'll bet he was really impressed. We'll have to try this for sure, when the grandkids come.

11:17 AM  
Blogger Peter Gibbons said...

We actually added ALL of the mentos.

The problem was that the cap was off for a little too long or that it was diet pepsi instead of diet coke or that it was at room temperature.

We will try this again.

(The boy was still impressed)

11:18 AM  
Blogger old lady said...

Ok...I need to know how to do this.
Cold Diet Coke
a whole pack of mentos
Put the lid on?

And I'm not going to wait for kids. I'm putting it on my yucky neighbors lawn in the middle of the night. How much running time do I have? Seriously.

12:47 PM  
Blogger desperate housewife said...

Peter made some contraption with a screw and a metal tube with holes in it. He was very into it.

12:59 PM  
Blogger Peter Gibbons said...

I'm just guessing about the temperature of it.

Simplest way is to just open the bottle and immediately drop as many mentos in as you can and stand back. Don't put the cap back on.

I copied an aluminum tube I saw on the web that you tape to the opening that allows you to release the whole pack of mentos into it at once. The time taken to tape it on probably let too much gas escape.

(yup, I was "very into it")

3:58 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Well, sometimes you just gotta be your own episode of Myth Busters!

6:39 PM  
Blogger Netter said...

Oh man, that sounds like fun. I did see a video clip on Youtube.com I think they have it rigged up so they just have to let a string go to drop the Mentos into the diet Coke. The smaller the whole, the higher it goes. I have wanted to try it but with my luck it would fall over and soak me.

9:51 PM  
Blogger Darlene said...

My son told me about that, but I never tried it - wicked. I really have to try this - Karen...project this weekend?

12:50 AM  
Blogger ramblin' rosie said...

Genius!

10:49 AM  
Blogger Oscar the Grouch said...

Try eating a pack of Mentos, and then drinking a diet coke..if you dare.....

Apparently it has a similar effect...

7:00 AM  

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