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Old 04-22-2006, 06:55 PM   #1
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Fun Science experiment for kids and adults

Many of you may have heard of this already, but it seems fun for kiddos and adults alike. Do it outdoors though! It involves mentos candies and a 1 litre of soda, and a test tube of tube of some sort. The soda will shoot up around 6 feet. I've got to try this.

http://www.komando.com/tips_show.asp?showID=9667

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Old 04-22-2006, 07:17 PM   #2
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Oh trust me 6 feet doesn't even begin to cover it. 15-20 feet would not be out of the question.

Oh wait you said a 1 litre bottle so maybe that is the difference. I saw it done with 2 litre bottles. Lots of fun for sure!
I wonder what would happen with a 3 litre bottle
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Old 04-22-2006, 07:23 PM   #3
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Oh trust me 6 feet doesn't even begin to cover it. 15-20 feet would not be out of the question.

Oh wait you said a 1 litre bottle so maybe that is the difference. I saw it done with 2 litre bottles. Lots of fun for sure!
I wonder what would happen with a 3 litre bottle
Oh I think your right, it is 2 litre bottles. 15-20 ft! Oh yea!!!
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Old 04-22-2006, 07:25 PM   #4
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I have a link to a video of it somewhere. I think it is at work. I will try to remember to look for it on Monday.
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Old 04-22-2006, 07:26 PM   #5
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Ahhh Google to the rescue. Here is the link
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Old 04-22-2006, 07:40 PM   #6
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Thats so funny cause I just told my hubby about this and he found the same link as you. It's so cool though!
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Many of you may have heard of this already, but it seems fun for kiddos and adults alike. Do it outdoors though! It involves mentos candies and a 1 litre of soda, and a test tube of tube of some sort. The soda will shoot up around 6 feet. I've got to try this.

http://www.komando.com/tips_show.asp?showID=9667
I can't wait to try this- This looks so cool! Thanks for the tip, my granddaughter will think this is really funny.
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wow! that's as crazy as sparkler bombs, only with less chance of burning your face off!
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LOL!!

I've made other implements of amusement out of 2 liter bottles, but I don't think posting them to a family website would be proper. They do go BOOM quite nicely though...

There's always homemade napalm, too....

(I learned SO MUCH in school...)

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Old 04-24-2006, 11:06 AM   #10
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so what happens if you eat mentos and drink soda?
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