Eepy Bird Launches Their Version of the Mentos & Coke Rocket Car

Ever since our first video that went viral in 2005, people have been dropping Mentos into Diet Coke and other sodas for fun and hopefully for a little science too. No one has been more creative than the guys at Eepy Bird, who recently built a car that runs on Coke and Mentos geysers. This is their second attempt at the [...]

Human Volcano – Wonder How Many Kids Tried This Mentos & Diet Coke Hoax?

While you may have never tried it, let's be honest... you've thought about trying it... or making someone else try it. Drink as much Diet Coke as possible and then eat a few Mentos. It's every 8th grader's dream... either you spew a volcano of soda or you explode. Either way, it's funny. Last night's episode of Two and a Half [...]

New Mentos Soda Geyser World Record in Mexico City

... and the soda continues to fly. On August 22, 2010, Mexico City became the Guinness World Record holder for the largest number of simultaneously erupting Mentos and cola geysers on Saturday with 2,433 participants. The Mentos Geyser Tube Toy keeps the soda flying! Watch the record!

New Guinness World Record Attempt – 2,500 Mentos Soda Geysers

Our own Julie Gintzler (follow @juliegintzler) is on hand in Danville, Illinois for a new Guinness World Record attempt for 2,500 MENTOS® powered soda geysers. The event organizers contacted Steve Spangler Science in their initial planning stages to see if they could gain some tips and tricks from our past MENTOS geyser records. When you're attempting a geyser launch this big, [...]

Mentos Ice Cube Exploding Soda Practical Joke – Great Idea… But It's a Hoax

It's an e-mail that probably showed up in your inbox... Create an Exploding Drink! The prank is based on the widely known phenomenon of dropping MENTOS® chewy mints into soda to create an erupting geyser. Instead of just dropping the Mentos into soda, the pranksters suggest freezing a Mento in the middle of an ice cube. Serve your friend a refreshing [...]

Mentos Geyser Tube Crosses the Border

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Dave Reed, the VP of Technology for eSpeakers, at the Winter NSA Conference in Orlando.  Dave talked to me about the work he is doing in Mexico with his family and I gladly passed on a few science gadgets to take back to his home in Ajijic, Mexico.  As it turns [...]

Mentos Geyser Tube Featured on Food Detectives

Ted Allen, host of Food Detectives on the Food Network, featured a segment using our Mentos Geyser Tube toy as a trigger device for their exploding soda segment. The producers did a nice job of explaining the science behind the eruption and even shared a cool variation of slowly lowering several Mentos into the bottle using a piece of wire. The [...]

Don't Try to Make a Mentos Geyser Using Mentos Gum

After launching thousands and thousands of Mentos Geysers, we like to eat Mentos as much as we play with them. We also love to chew Mentos gum, but learned early on that Mentos gum doesn't work for the old geyser trick. The guys in the video below discovered the same thing. After watching the video a few times, our consensus is [...]