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By Blog Editor Susan Wells
My kids have been extremely excited to see the new animated feature film from Disney Studios, Wreck-It-Ralph since they first saw the trailers for it this summer. A movie about video game characters spanning 30 years? Disney has already hit a homerun for kids and their nostalgic parents and the movie doesn't open until Friday.
And now there's [...]
We are showing our new Mentos® Geyser Rocket Car at the New York Toy Fair this week. Strap the car to a bottle of soda, like Diet Coke, drop in some Mentos® and let it take off. It goes fast and can reach speeds of up to 35 miles per hour and travel about 150 feet, so make sure you watch [...]
It's not unusual for our office to get a call or two a week from the media about the Mentos Geyser experiment. Most of the inquires focus on how the reaction works or questions about MENTOS myths. When Tom Whipple from the London Times called, his interest in the MENTOS Geyser focused on the vehicle used to popularize the experiment [...]
This story came across my Google alerts today from the crack team at ABC News... "Science of Mentos-Diet Coke Explosions Explained." My fingers couldn't click on the link fast enough. New research finally explains this amazing phenomenon? Here's the opening sentence of the story...
The startling reaction between Diet Coke and Mentos sweets, made famous in thousands of YouTube videos, finally has [...]
... and the world records just keep rolling in. Finally, the Europeans get into the game and set the bar just a little higher. Here's the original Mentos Geyser experiment (just in case you've been locked away in a secluded cave for the last two years). Judging from the photos, the event was extremely well organized and produced some very impressive [...]
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 [...]
There is an urban myth spreading via the Internet that a little boy in Brazil died after eating Mentos and drinking Diet Coke. The claim is that the Mentos released all of the carbon dioxide from the soda, the boy's stomach swelled up and he exploded. While it sounds great on paper or as part of a viral e-mail that hit [...]
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.
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The recent article in the Wall Street Journal reported that the marketing gurus at the Coca-Cola Company are not all that excited about the pop culture phenomenon. "It's an entertaining phenomenon," said Coke spokeswoman Susan McDermott. "We would hope people want to drink (Diet Coke) more than try experiments with it." According to the article, Coke could use some extra buzz [...]
Let's just cut to the chase... You have to see the Extreme Diet Coke & Mentos Experiments video at eepybird.com. These guys take the Mentos Fountain demo to a brand new level. I just took out stock in Diet Coke and Mentos candy because these creative geniuses have inspired a whole new level of soda bottle adventures. I know that many [...]