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Mentose and pop
« on: 25/11/2006 06:07:04 »
Well every one knows when you put a mentose in a can of diet pop it fizzels up, well what would happen if you put a mentose in your mouth and then drank diet pop?


 

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Re: Mentose and pop
« Reply #1 on: 25/11/2006 06:25:52 »
I suspect you would do a good impression of a rabid man foaming at the mouth !...or that scene in Monty Pythons 'The Meaning Of Life ' when that fat bloke literally spews a volcano !!..accompanied by loads of burps...

..not too sure if you'd do yourself any long term harm......lets wait for a passing ' Mentos In Mouth & Diet Pop ' expert to comment.

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Re: Mentose and pop
« Reply #2 on: 25/11/2006 12:00:43 »
Well every one knows when you put a mentose in a can of diet pop it fizzels up, well what would happen if you put a mentose in your mouth and then drank diet pop?

And what if you swallow an entire menthos candy and then you drink diet coke? It would be advisable not to have:

1.menthos candies
2.diet coke (or coke)
3.children

all at the same time.

 

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Re: Mentose and pop
« Reply #3 on: 18/12/2006 05:00:50 »
That could be a very explosive situation...hehe
 

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Re: Mentose and pop
« Reply #4 on: 18/12/2006 05:04:47 »
Is that true?
 

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Re: Mentose and pop
« Reply #5 on: 18/12/2006 06:52:43 »
Try the experiment...buy some mentos, and some diet coke...drop them in the bottle (2 liter)..much more entertaining, but suggest you go outside as you will need room for the pop to fountain out!  LOL 
 

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Re: Mentose and pop
« Reply #6 on: 18/12/2006 07:13:43 »
I will have to check it out! Thanks lo! How are you? Happy Holidays!
 

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Re: Mentose and pop
« Reply #7 on: 19/12/2006 00:58:17 »
i saw a video of some indan dude doing the mentons and coke in his mouth... he looked as tho he were in pain
 

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Re: Mentose and pop
« Reply #8 on: 19/12/2006 04:16:49 »
Really?  LOL 

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Re: Mentose and pop
« Reply #9 on: 19/12/2006 06:25:38 »
  LOL LOL! I hear you Loretta and Believe me I know where you are coming from!! HAng in there! I need to buy meself some coke and try that experiment! Might be fun! LOL! I need to start shopping!
 

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Re: Mentose and pop
« Reply #10 on: 22/12/2006 01:27:56 »
I played around with this with my students.  We came up with various variables.  My best guess as to what is happening is that there is something on the coating of the mentos that is reacting with the soda to release all of the carbon dioxide at once.   I don't think much would happen in your mouth. Maybe it would feel a little extra fizzy.  Part of what makes the soda 'explode' is the pressure in the 2 liter bottle because there is such a narrow opening.  In your mouth, there wouldn't be much soda or pressure.
 

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Re: Mentose and pop
« Reply #11 on: 22/12/2006 02:00:28 »
The mint reacts with about half the chemicals that make up the cola but to get the best reaction a 15 ft wall of cola it needs to be diet coke as its chemicals are much more reactive to the mint than standard stuff. But thats not the end of the story as you get two kinds of mints smooth and non smooth.

If you drop a smooth mint in very little will happen but if you drop a non smooth mint in the cola it will release all its carbon dioxide almost straight away as the non smooth mints are full of tiny pits,which act as tiny nucleation sites for the carbon dioxide bubbles to form, the carbon dioxide requires these sites for the mint to do its work quickly.
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