What to do if you’re really bored: The Extreme Diet Coke & Mentos Experiments

What happens when enquiring minds get bored and start mixing whatever comes to hand to see what results? Eepybird.com, a whole new meaning for the term ‘soda fountain’.

I was originally intending to write a long article, but since I found this site it’s gone ’viral’, as the currently fashionable buzzword has it.

What it really boils down to is Blue Peter science (I’m pretty sure there’s sticky tape and ballpoint pens in there), the kind of the antics you can safely – for a given value of “safely” – do in the comfort of somebody else’s garden. There’s even an attempt to find a scientific explanation of the phenomenon, couched in something approaching idiot layman’s terms.

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