Television’s “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” Called Today…

Steve... you've got a call on line 4 from a person who says she's from the television show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Do you want to take it? Hello, this is Steve... The person introduced herself as a producer for the television show who helps research all of those perplexing questions. You'll never guess what kind of question she was researching... [...]

An Even Bigger Mentos Fountain

The guys at Eepybird have done it again. They just released a new video with more Mentos and Diet Coke explosions and this time it has a twist. They must have a lot of time on their hands, because this time they use a domino effect and twice as many bottles than in the original. Watch the Videos

Spangler Signs Deal with Mentos for New Geyser Tube Toys

We're excited to announce the partnership between Steve Spangler Science and Mentos - actually the company who owns the Mentos brand Perfetti VanMelle USA. For the past six months, our Mentos mad scientists and a number of our Spangler Science teacher ambassadors from across the country have been working on new contraptions that produce the best geysers you've ever seen. Geyser [...]

Grandma and Grandson Take Mentos to New Heights

I recently received an email from Mimi Sylvia and her grandson Scott. Mimi (she has been called that since her oldest granddaughter tried to say "grandma" and it came out "mimi") loves to teach science to her 10 grandkids and says she doesn't plan on growing up herself anytime soon. Every summer, Mimi Sylvia and her husband travel to Montana to visit [...]

Nick Anderson’s Mentos Cartoon

Nick Anderson is the Houston Chronicle's editorial cartoonist - his work is great. Nick gave me permission to post his cartoon from August 11, 2006 on the blog... althought I don't resemble his Mentos guy. The cartoon is entitled "Chemical Reaction".

MythBusters Take a Stab at the Mentos Madness

I mentioned in a previous blog post that Steve Jacobs (consultant for the Discovery Channel) called in May to let me know that Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman from MythBusters were going to do a segment on the Mentos things. Steve wanted to be able to share what worked well for us and our latest scientific explanation. The MythBusters episode aired [...]

Latest Mentos Theory

... but I'm not buying it. The Orlando Sentinel recently ran a article in their Weekend Leisure Playing with Food section by Jane Snow about the Mentos and Diet Coke experiment. They turned to Robert Wolke, chem professor at the University of Pittsburgh for an explanation. Here's what he writes... "The scientific explanation is that craggy-surfaced Mentos candies help release the carbon dioxide [...]

Mentos on MythBusters

I got a call from Steve Jacobs (right hand man to Don Herbert - "Mr. Wizard") who works as a consultant to the Discovery Channel. He told me that Adam and Jamie from MythBusters were going to do an episode on the whole Mentos phenomenon and wanted to know some of the history of the demo. Steve (or "Jake" as they [...]

EepyBird Guys Take Their Show on the Road

Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz, the Eepybird guys who turned the Mentos and Diet Coke experiment into art are jumping from the Internet to the mainstream media. They appeared on David Letterman last Thursday night and on the "Today Show" Friday morning. They demonstrated their version of the Bellagio Fountains done with Mentos and Diet Coke on both shows. Their video went viral [...]