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Have You Seen This? A Mentos and Coca-Cola experiment goes to the toilet

By Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor | Posted - Sep. 13, 2020 at 2:10 p.m.

THE LOO — It’s not often this article takes you to the bathroom, but to the toilet we will venture today.

First, we must travel back several years to remember the time when everyone — and I mean everyone — was dropping Mentos candies into bottles of Coca-Cola to make soda rockets.

It was a huge trend that resulted in many pranks and grade school science experiments. Even "Scientific American" formally published how to conduct the experiment in 2012, including an explanation of how the reaction works:

"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. As the Mentos candy sinks in the bottle, the candy causes the production of more and more carbon dioxide bubbles, and the rising bubbles react with carbon dioxide that is still dissolved in the soda to cause more carbon dioxide to be freed and create even more bubbles."

Well, apparently messing around with Mentos and Coke is still a thing, as you’ll see in this featured video. And you guessed it, this is where we head to the loo.

There’s not much to talk about, just to watch by clicking here. But in order to get the timing right, there are glue and magnets involved in this version of the experiment.

Maybe it’s just me, but something extra satisfying and hilarious seeing a bottle of soda rocket out of a toilet. It just feels... right.

If you disagree, just sit back and enjoy anyway because none of us have to clean up the resulting huge mess.

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Martha Ostergar

About the Author: Martha Ostergar

Martha Ostergar is a writer who delights in the ridiculous that internet serves up, which means she's more than grateful that she gets to cruise the web for amazing videos to write about.

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