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Diet Coke and Mentos

Posted June 22, 2007 4:03 p.m. EDT
Updated February 5, 2014 4:55 p.m. EST

I dedicate this post to .Milky.

.Milky is one of our users here at WRAL.com.  Bless him/her, he/she is a reliable commenter on my silly little blog here. 

For the past few weeks, he/she has been commenting a lot about Diet Coke and Mentos.  In my coffee-tasting blog yesterday, .Milky wrote the following:

 

"Is it your love for Diet Coke that prevents you from posting any of the great Diet Coke and Mentos videos or can you not post them for liability reasons?"

I have to confront this scurrilous semi-accusation head on! 

While I hate to see a perfectly good 2-liter bottle of Diet Coke go to waste, I readily admit to dropping Mentos in Diet Coke bottles on at least three (3) occasions.  The foamy geysers reached several feet into the air.  It was a marvelous site to behold.

Seriously though, to answer .Milky's very fair question, I just figured everyone had seen the videos already.  Diet Coke-and-Mentos is so 2006.  But I suppose some visitors here on WRAL.com have never seen the magical Diet Coke/Mentos videos, have no idea what we're talking about (maybe they think it's an inexpensive way to flavor Diet Coke?) and might be pleased to learn more.

We turn to the semi-dependable Wikipedia for a full explanation and link to YouTube videos.

 

I still don't think I'm going to put them on TV.  I think I'd come off even lamer than I already am.  But I will make this exception!   If you're a WRAL.com user, shoot your video of Diet Coke and Mentos eruptions, put it in our Share Video section, send me an e-mail, and I'll put it on TV!

So, enjoy.  And, .Milky, I owe you a pack of Mentos and a 20 oz. Diet Coke.

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