Its a pretty good experiment but it happens all too fast. As soon as you dump the mentos inside the bottle of diet cola the effects begin to happen, sometimes it doesn't give you enough time to get away to avoid getting soda on your clothes.
What if I told you there's another way besides Ice to stall the effect from happening? Well its possible and you won't have to wait for the mentos to freeze either.
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Step 1: You Will Need:
The following items are needed for this experiment, The price tag is pretty good as you can get all these items for a total of $ 2.50 at your local dollar store.
* Mentos- 1
* Diet Cola-1
* Pack of Mints Strips - about 6
Step 2: The Twist!
In order to keep the diet coke from erupting as soon as you dump the mentos inside, you'll need to do something to the mentos first.
Take out some mint strips and start covering the mentos with them. It helps if you lick them first that way they stick better, the point to this is to to protect the mentos from having contact with with the soda.
The mint strips are pretty thin, they can only offer certain protection. After you drop the mint strip covered mentos into the bottle of diet coke nothing will happen, but over the time span of 2 to 3 minutes the soda will have eaten away the thin mint strips.
The mentos exposure is practically inevitable, but you can certainly prolong it with this method, which is why its called a "DIet Coke and Mentos Time Bomb
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