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Eepy Bird Launches Their Version of the Mentos & Coke Rocket Car

Ever since our first video that went viral in 2005, people have been dropping Mentos into Diet Coke and other sodas for fun and hopefully for a little science too. No one has been more creative than the guys at Eepy Bird, who recently built…

Mentos Geyser Car - 12 Days of Wonder

By Blog Editor Susan Wells We have reached Day #9 in our 12 Days of Wonder. Today's spotlight science toy is Geyser Car. Steve Spangler Science is celebrating the 12 Days of Wonder and highlighting our top 12 science toys and kits that…

Mentos Geyser Car Makes Splash at Toy Fair

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…

Beyond the Fizz - How to Get Kids Excited About Doing Real Science

No one cared that it was cold outside. These kids could hardly wait to see what would happen next. Giggles and laughter bounced from child to child as the group of second graders positioned themselves around the 2-liter bottle of diet soda. In…

New Mentos Soda Geyser World Record in Mexico City

... and the soda continues to fly. On August 22, 2010, Mexico City became the Guinness World Record holder for the largest number of simultaneously erupting Mentos and cola geysers on Saturday with 2,433 participants. The Mentos Geyser Tube…

Mentos Geyser Tube Crosses the Border

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Dave Reed, the VP of Technology for eSpeakers, at the Winter NSA Conference in Orlando.  Dave talked to me about the work he is doing in Mexico with his family and I gladly passed on a few science…
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Mentos Geyser Used to Launch Beaker 20 Feet

It was quite a week for our Spangler Science team when we invaded Texas with 24 staff members and Spangler Ambassadors. Half the team headed to Fort Worth for CAST (the Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching) and half the team went…
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Mentos Boy in a Box - New Twist on Mentos Geyser Tube

If you've followed us over the years, you know that NAEYC (the National Association for the Education of Young Children) is the first teacher conference where we introduced the famous Mentos Geyser Experiment. In 2006, we launched 700 geysers…
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How the Mentos Geyser Works - Theory Confirmed!

It's probably the most asked question we get... "How exactly does that experiment with the Mentos and Diet Coke really work?" From the outset (nearly eight years ago), we hypothesized that the exploding soda was a physical reaction, and the…

ABC News Breaks the Mentos Story... only three years late!

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…