December 12, 2011
Diet Coke and Mentos powered car travels to 239 feet
We gather you probably know just what happens when Diet Coke and Mentos are tossed together. These hard-coated candies have been known to react pretty explosively in presence of Diet Coke. Fritz Grobe and Stephen Volt used these explosive principles of candies and sodas to break records recently, powering up a car with the two ingredients lately. The duo broke the record for the longest distance covered by a car with Diet Coke and Mentos in its belly, travelling to 239 feet! Called the Rocket Car Mark II, with the duo having built a similar contraption earlier that travelled shorter distances, this version used 54 bottles of Coke Zero and 324 Mentos candies to propel it to a distance of 239 feet. A serious waste of edible fuel if you ask us, the experiment though does go to show just how disastrous it could be to really swallow these candies and down it with a can of Coke!