This weekend, I read a news about a Chinese university student got hospitalized after watching a Coke and Mento eruption on YouTube and doing the same experiment with her own body. The Coke was erupting out of her mouth and nose like a fountain within 10 seconds after drinking around 300 ml of the pop and eating two Mentos. While this experiment cost the student internal bleeding and some damages in her stomach, it was lucky that she got sent to the hospital on time before the situation getting any worse.
I wondered why the hell anyone would want to try this on herself, especially after watching the eruption on YouTube and knowing what would happen. May be this student is such an adventurous girl who has serious craving for some priceless, first-hand experience, such as the sensation of the many little carbon dioxide bubbles expanding and busting in her throat, or the ultimate feeling of firing a jet of cola from her mouth like a fire-breathing dragon.
If this is the case, then okay… I understand. And for everyone else, please don’t be silly and try it with your own body. If you are curious about how it would be like, you can check out this video on YouTube.
Here is a very cool music fountain show by eepybird.com. 😀
And here is the explaination behind this diet coke mentos eruption phenomenon.