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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…
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Wordless Wednesday: Teachers Go for Distance - a 12 Foot Mentos & Diet Coke Soda Geyser

A teacher attending Julie Gintzler's Story Time Slime this weekend in Springfield, Illinois took this picture of Julie launching a 12 foot geyser! Julie left the bottles of Diet Coke in her car with a 104 degree heat index for the day. The…

Human Volcano - Wonder How Many Kids Tried This Mentos & Diet Coke Hoax?

While you may have never tried it, let's be honest... you've thought about trying it... or making someone else try it. Drink as much Diet Coke as possible and then eat a few Mentos. It's every 8th grader's dream... either you spew a volcano…

Order Your Copy of Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes

Last night we gave away several copies of my new book,  Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes on Facebook and Twitter. We had a lot of fun chatting with some amazing teachers, parents and science enthusiasts and asking Steve Spangler Science trivia…

Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes - Spangler's Latest Book of Cool Science Experiments

With a title like Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes, you know that this probably isn't going to be your ordinary book of experiments. At the early stages of writing this book, we had to put our heads together and try to think of a way to make…
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New Guinness World Record Attempt - 2,500 Mentos Soda Geysers

Our own Julie Gintzler (follow @juliegintzler) is on hand in Danville, Illinois for a new Guinness World Record attempt for 2,500 MENTOS® powered soda geysers. The event organizers contacted Steve Spangler Science in their initial planning…
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Using YouTube to Teach Science - Videos Inspire a New Generation of Scientists

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,…

Don't Try to Make a Mentos Geyser Using Mentos Gum

After launching thousands and thousands of Mentos Geysers, we like to eat Mentos as much as we play with them. We also love to chew Mentos gum, but learned early on that Mentos gum doesn't work for the old geyser trick. The guys in the video…
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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…

Mentos Geyser Explodes on Photography Blog

In our continuing quest to find interesting blogs and bloggers, we ran into Leah Simmers Photography Blog, where she was capturing her experience with Mentos and Diet Coke. Thanks to Leah for letting us share some her unique geyser pictures…