Saturday, April 26, 2008

Record-breaking Mentos and coke explosions

Thanks for your input on the iphone thing - looks like I'll be waiting it out till the new model hits the shops, hopefully in June of maybe July. It'll be just in time for my birthday!

As a reward, here's one of the best stories I've heard in weeks - check out the photos!

Record-breaking Mentos and coke explosions

It was to be one of the biggest science experiments ever seen yet there was not a bunson burner or test tube in sight.

Around 1,500 students kitted out in waterproof ponchos discovered exactly what happens when you drop a mint sweet into a bottle of Coca Cola, in an attempt to break a world record.

The students, from Belgium, tried to out-fizz the previous record for so-called Mentos fountains by simultaneously putting Mentos mints into bottles of the soft drink.

The resultant chemical reaction shot hundreds of streams of carbonated soda into the air.

The explosive record-breaking event was held in Ladeuzeplein square in Leuven, Belgium.

ht: The Daily Telegraph

1 comment:

marcel said...

Amazing!! And who cleaned up? :P