It’s probably no surprise that the Mentos and Diet Coke phenomena made Google’s Best of the Web in 2006. We were honored to have a clip of our video included in their year end review.
I think it’s interesting to see how the original experiment changed over a very short period of time. As you watch the video, you’ll see that the simple idea of dropping candy into soda to create an eruption of carbon dioxide and soda morphed into 13 year olds slamming 2-liter bottles of soda on the ground to create to make soda bottle rockets. The later is not really the Mentos Experiment… but it’s fun to watch.
Okay, chalk one up for the science teachers. A silly science experiment became an international phenomenon in less than a year thanks to Google Video, YouTube and so many more. Class dismissed. It’s strange to see how this simple little experiment morphed.