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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Soda Geyser

OK I think pretty much everyone knew about this except for me but I want to share with you just in case there's some other poor soul out there who is just as unaware as me. Apparently if you mix Mentos candy and any kind of soda you get a soda geyser of sorts. Many poor fools have taken it upon themselves to a) try the experiment b) record the entire thing and c) post it on YouTube for the collective benefit of the citizens of the internet. There are quite a few of these videos out there . A YouTube search for coke + mentos or pepsi + mentos should pull up most of them. As for what causes the reaction, you can find a pretty decent explanation on Steve Spangler Science. And in case you're too lazy to read the whole thing, here's the gist of it:

As soon as the Mentos hit the soda, bubbles form all over the surface of the candy...When all this gas is released, it literally pushes all of the liquid up and out of the bottle in an incredible soda blast.
See, I do all the work for you.

Thanks Joy!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sharelle, I'll have you know that I am that lonely soul, and that your description of a sodamentous geyser is so farkleroading good that I am not even going to bother looking at any of the videos.

You Rock!

9:39 AM  
Blogger Sharelle said...

Are you being facetious? Cause if you are, I'll have you know that Facetiousts are not welcome here! :D

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Facetious? Me? Not this time!

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's why we come here sharelle. you do all the work for us.


10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Disclosure: I am still not being facetious.

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That said, I have to say, right now, that not only were you not the last person on earth to know about soda geysers, and not only were you not the 2nd-to-last person to know, but that you were in fact way ahead of the crowd.

You. Were. Way. Out. In. Front.

Because Lifehacker has just posted a piece about soda geysers.

Are you hipness incarnate, or what?

10:39 AM  

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