Mama Diaries

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Exciting Experiment

At my house, there are always lots of experiments going on.  You may recall the chemistry set experiment that made my son so nervous, that he felt compelled to bring out the fire extinguisher.  Well, the prize for the most exciting experiment that has ever gone on at my house goes to one my husband and son did a couple of years ago.  It involved a two liter bottle of Coke and a roll of Mentos.

I watched as my husband and boy went out to the backyard armed with these two items.  "You're not going to do what I think you're going to do, are you?"

My husband grinned as he opened the bottle of Coke.  I watched in disbelief as he put not one, not two, but the entire roll of Mentos in with the Coke.

"Fire in the hole!" he yelled.

Let me just say, I have never seen a geyser of Coke like the geyser of Coke I saw on that day! It nearly reached the top of the very large tree it was near.

"That was awesome!" my son said, clearly impressed.  "Can we do it again?"

Right.

59 comments:

  1. Everyone has to try that trick. Although the whole role was really ambitious.

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    1. That's my husband. He does things big!

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  2. Oh my...that was funny. The my daughters ever did was making a home made face mask that made them red as a cooked lobster.

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    1. Sounds like you had a pretty tame household. It's a little different at my pad!

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  3. Wow. That sounds like something McGyver would do... to get out of a desperate situation, of course. Maybe your son is a McGyver in the making!

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    1. Who knows. All I know, is that he's a little bit crazy!

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  4. The whole roll?? Wow - that MUST have been impressive. LOL!

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  5. I have always wanted to try this experiment (but not with the whole roll). Sounds memorable! :)
    Jess

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  6. haha that is fun to give a go, dump them in and run away

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  7. My oldest, now 17, has been after us to do this since the day he heard about it. Maybe for his brother's birthday, coming up in May. :O)

    LuAnn Braley
    AJ's Hooligans @AtoZChallenge
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    1. He's 17 and he's never done it? Yep. You definitely have to let him try!

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  8. I have always wanted to try this experiment but have never done it.

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    1. Just so you know - it's a little messy!

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  9. That's one of my favorite experiments of all time!

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  10. I've only ever seen that on youtube. It's kinda amazing I haven't tried it for myself. lol!

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  11. I didn't know about this trick. I want to try it.

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  12. LOL. Should have used it to clean off your driveway. ;)

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    1. Ha! Not sure how well sticky Coke would work for cleaning, though.

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  13. I tried this once at a Montessori school and it didn't go much higher than 2 feet. I guess that's what I get for using an off brand soda. Oh well.

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  14. and just imagine what Coke does in your tummy....... I say - if it is good for cleaning toilet bowls it ain't good for your stomach :)

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    1. Haha! That's always a fun one! (for some reason I pressed the wrong key)
      Katy Did

      Life's Ride In Between

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    2. You have to do this experiment at least once!

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  16. The kid in me exclaims, "I've got to try this!!!" Think I'll do it at the park, so I don't end up with a sticky mess at my house though.

    MJ, A to Z Challenge Co-Host
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    1. The dog came out and licked up the sticky stuff. ;0)

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  17. I've actually never done that! I kind of want to though.

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    1. It's great fun. Just be prepared for a big mess!

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  18. YES! Husbands are great at making with the mad science experiments!

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    1. And I'm sure you're no exception! ;0)

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  19. I LOVE experiments! I had two girls and they weren't as big in experiments but I'm hoping my grand daughters will love to experiment with science and such!

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    1. Yep. Experiments aren't just for boys.

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  20. Nice! A fun-loving and adventurous family!!

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  21. Enjoyed reading about the Experiment.

    Thx for an enjoyable write up.

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  22. So it really does work, then? Hmmm. That sounds like fun!
    Donna On Palawan @ Quintessential San Diego From A to Z

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  23. I've never tried this, it's on my to-do list!

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  24. Excellent. I saw a guy on YouTube chug a liter of coke and then chew up a bunch of Mentos...but nothing really happened. Apparently, stomach acid keeps the human body from geyser-like functions. Most of the time, anyway.

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    1. He was brave. I don't think I'd try that after seeing what happened in our experiment!

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  25. I must have been the only kid that never tried this experiment :)

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    1. There are others. But you really must try it!

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  26. I've never tried this before. This post is only making me want to try it more...

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  27. *LOL* My hubby tried this too. He was much more thrilled than I was!

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