How did this happen? It all started as a harmless science workshop for teachers presented by an outstanding teacher in Beaumont, Texas. Marie “Mel” Moreau from the Region 5 Education Service Center gathered her teachers outside to watch the “release of carbon dioxide gas from a bottle of Diet Coke”. Well, next thing you know, everyone is running for cover.
Want to try it? Just drop a roll of Mentos candy into a 2-liter bottle of Diet Coke and you get the Mentos Eruption! Unfortunately, this workshop participant forgot the last step which is to RUN! If we only had video.