The Mentos Question on Who Wants to be a Millionaire?


I was sworn to secrecy… but now that the show has aired, here’s the question we helped write for the show:

In an experiment popularized online, what candy creates an explosive geyser when dropped into a 2-litre Diet Coke bottle?

A) Skittles
B) Mint Mentos
C) Atomic Fireballs
D) Lemon Heads

This question was asked on a special College Week episode of Millionaire. The participant got it right for $8,000 saying “I saw it on TV and I bought Mentos and a 2-liter of Diet Coke…so I’m gonna go with Mentos that’s my final answer.” The contestant ended up doing really well, going all the way to see the $250,000 question, but walked with $125,000.

4 replies
  1. frank chase
    frank chase says:

    the television show “myth busters” recently devoted an entire episode the the mentos/pepsi eruption,,it was very funny,,,they tried all combinations of the products to try to find out why it happens.

  2. rajesh sk
    rajesh sk says:

    answer is all of this why becouse
    (a) Skittles is must need for the tast
    (b) Mint Mentos is need to attracts
    (c) Atomic Fireballs it is chances the tast of tip of the tang
    (d) Lemon Heads is when salove the lemon its show the sour


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