Tallest Mentos And Cola Volcano Explosion

Tallest Mentos And Cola Volcano Explosion

United States Kasson Public Library

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Kasson, Minnesota, United States / June 21, 2012

As part of the "Dream Big - Read" summer reading program, members from Kasson Public Library created a Mentos and Cola volcano explosion measuring 38 inches (96.5 cm).

- must use Mentos mints and two liter bottle of cola
- must provide visual evidence

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  • United States Ingvild Herfindahl

    Ingvild Herfindahl

    We tried various types of soda, and I got videos of those. But naturally, on this one (the one that went the highest) the kids were too impatient for me to get the video camera ready. So there's only video of my shoes and me saying "Hey, what about the countdown?"

  • United States Emily Patricia

    Emily Patricia

    Wow! That's a great photo. Do you have any video?

    • United States Ingvild Herfindahl

      Ingvild Herfindahl

      We tried various types of soda, and I got videos of those. But naturally, on the one that went the highest the kids were too impatient for me to get the video camera ready. So there's only video of my shoes and me saying "Hey, what about the countdown?"

  • United States Corey Henderson

    Corey Henderson

    Looks like fun and this is a great category, but they've done this on the TV show Mythbusters and were able to achieve 29 feet. Granted, this was using a specialized nozzle. Link: http://kwc.org/mythbusters/2006/09/episode57dietcokeand_mento.html

    • United States Emily Patricia

      Emily Patricia

      I think in the spirit of this record, the rules should state must be a homemade device. No extra fancy TV add ons.

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