It has to be seen to be believed.
So, do you remember those experiments where they put Mentos in a bottle of diet coke and the whole thing explodes in a frothy climax – very much like us whilst listen to Bette Midler atop our unicorn. (Watch the original below) Well, this guy from Japan has tried the ultimate Mentos challenge.
He starts by unwrapping hundreds of packets of Mentos, then covers his body with sellotape and plunges himself into the world’s smallest hot tub full of Coke Zero. However, the results aren’t exactly as expected.
The clever bods at iflscience.com explain, “When the candy’s porous surface, gelatin, and gum arabic combined with the potassium benzoate, aspartame, and carbonation in the soda, the CO2 gets released incredibly rapidly, producing a tremendous amount of foam. When forced to go through the bottle’s narrow opening, this creates a huge geyser.”
It’s been watched over 22 million times… Go on add a few more views. He needs to pay off the costs of his Coke Zero and Mentos.