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Those crazy dudes setting off two litre bottles by dropping Mentos candy into pop have a new trick. Or rather a variation on a theme, a rocket car powered by the candy and soda combination. They're promising a you tube posting on Tuesday. We wait with bated breath! (spelling corrected 5/31 per popular demand)

picture from yahoo images

UPDATE:
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They did it. Thanks for the heads up Nethie.
     Posted By: patty - Fri May 28, 2010
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Comments
i really can't wait to see some sort of vehicle powered by this! it should be pretty funny.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/29/10 at 12:06 AM
Djinni, how do you know Patty wasn't going fishing and using her breath as bait? This is WU after all.

BTW, great photo whoever....
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/29/10 at 04:37 AM
i searched under mentos in pop pictures and this is one that came up under yahoo images. it is pretty cool. mythbusters did pop rocks and soda to bust the mikey myth. you know, the one that said the kid from the life cereal commercial(give it to mikey, he'll eat anything) ate pop rocks and drank a pop and died from a burst stomach. myth busted.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/29/10 at 06:43 AM
Mythbusters' busted myth busted.

(Watch at you're own risk)
http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/29553/
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/29/10 at 07:37 AM
It takes much more force to get something moving than to keep it moving. Add a single tiny persons weight to that of the car and I don't see it being done without trickery.
Posted by ANON in Nowhere on 05/29/10 at 09:09 AM
gee expat, i just thought she'd puke everywhere. 🐛
they're either going for trick photography or a tonka vehicle i think bd.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/29/10 at 11:19 AM
Speaking of Mythbusters, I'm sure everyone remembers the water bottle launch episode. Even with all that water under pressure in dozens of bottles it barely got the dummy off the pad and into the water. Yeah .. even a toy wagon with someone on it would be hard to get moving with a reaction this slow.
Posted by ANON in Nowhere on 05/29/10 at 11:26 AM
yeah, i don't think they will have a rider either. that's why they are making a big deal before the video posts, it will be lame, but get a bunch of hits because of the pre-stunt hype.(yeah yeah- which i'm part of but it should be funny)
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/29/10 at 11:32 AM
i'll see your nit-pick and raise you a pet peeve steve, djinni already called that mistake. :cheese:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/30/10 at 06:18 PM
that makes sense. so i was commentor-baiting with my intentional ( 😉 ) mispelling in the common idiom i used. right dumbfounded?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/01/10 at 10:16 AM
experiment concluded, the machine traveled more than 220 feet. 😊
Posted by Nethie on 06/01/10 at 05:37 PM
just another thing i'm good at dumbfounded my sweet! 😉
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/01/10 at 11:43 PM
updated above thanks nethie.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/02/10 at 12:02 AM
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