One of the Mythbusters' taglines is "don't try this at home". However, there's one myth we've always wanted to test: Diet Coke and Mentos. Around Christmastime, I discovered a kit that contained a roll of Mentos and a plastic tube designed to let you drop several mints into a bottle of Coke at one time.
A plastic pin holds the mints in place until you're ready to pull the cord and release them all at once, and there's a hole in the top for the resulting geyser of Coke. Of course I had to buy it. We've had the kit since then, but haven't gotten around to using it.
Until this weekend.
Uncle Blaine and Aunt Mel came to visit us from Seattle. Blaine is a big Mythbusters fan, too, and it was finally not raining, so Saturday seemed like the perfect day to try out this experiment for ourselves.
We headed over to the park and set up in the grass. The girls took turns dropping the mints into the tube, and then we all stood back.
|Vicki somehow managed to score the role of|
cord-puller without a fight
I think it's safe to say we had a blast.