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At the beginning of March, Diet Coke announced that French designer Jean Paul Gaultier was this year’s new creative director.Check out the commercial and more ad images below.
http://fashionmag.us/2012/04/diet-coke-by-jean-paul-gaultier/At the beginning of March, Diet Coke announced that French designer Jean Paul Gaultier... more
Over the years we've come to know that when you drop a Mentos into a bottle of Diet Cola you get an eruption, geyser, explosion. How ever you want to put it. The result of those two elements mixed together is amazing.
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.
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.
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
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
To learn how to use this new info as a prank- just follow this link- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJgvWU2sRvYOver the years we've come to know that when you drop a Mentos into a bottle of... more
During the German Nazi regime, human experimentation was carried out on large numbers of prisoners in concentration camps throughout World War II.
Experiments at Dachau concentration camp from 1942 to 1945, investigated immunization for treatment of malaria. Healthy inmates were infected by mosquitoes and after contracting the disease, the subjects were treated with various drugs to test their relative efficiency. Over 1,000 people were used in these experiments, and of those, more than half died as a result.
At Buchenwald concentration camp during 1943 and 1944, experiments were conducted to investigate the effect of various poisons. The poisons were secretly administered to experimental subjects in their food – the victims died as a result.
On August 19, 1947, the Nazi doctors captured by Allied forces were put on trial in USA vs. Karl Brandt et al., which is commonly known as the Doctors’ Trial. At the trial, several of the doctors argued in their defense that there was no international law regarding medical experimentation.
In response, a ten point memorandum was drafted entitled Permissible Medical Experiment. It went on to be known as the Nuremberg Code. The code calls for such standards as;
* voluntary consent of patients
* avoidance of unnecessary pain and suffering, and
* there must be a belief that the experimentation will not end in death or disability.
Point 7 of the code stated;
Proper preparations should be made and adequate facilities provided to protect the experimental subject against even remote possibilities of injury, disability, or death.
However, the Code was not cited in any of the findings against the defendants and never made it into either German or American medical law.
Was it because human experimentation was secretly being carried out in America?
read full article at Heroin and Cornflakes....http://arch1design.com/blog/?p=8949During the German Nazi regime, human experimentation was carried out on large numbers... more
Learning with Lawrence Halloween Special - Lawrence explains why, scientifically, there is such a violent reaction between diet coke and mentos - as seen in popular YouTube videos.Learning with Lawrence Halloween Special - Lawrence explains why, scientifically,... more
After thousands of viral YouTube videos and one Weezer music video, scientists have finally given us an explanation as to how the mysterious Diet Coke and Mentos reaction happens.
Tonya Coffey, a physicist at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina and her students “tested the reactions between Diet Coke and fruit Mentos, mint Mentos, and various ingredients such as other mints, dish-washing detergent, table salt and sand. They also compared reactions using other fizzy liquids such as caffeine-free and sugary colas, as well as soda water and tonic water,” says ABC News.
Coffrey’s findings show that the rough surface of the Mentos creates nucleation, a process which forms millions of carbonated bubbles over a very short period of time. This, in conjunction with low surface tension created by the content of Diet Coke, the gum arabic coatings of Mentos, and the quickly sinking action of the dense Mentos all lead to a cascading effect on the carbon dioxide of the Diet Coke creating the soda geyser.
But if you were watching 'Mythbusters' in 2006, you already knew this.After thousands of viral YouTube videos and one Weezer music video, scientists have... more
Coca-Cola is phasing out a controversial additive that has been linked to damage to DNA and hyperactivity in children.
Sodium benzoate, also known as E211, is used to stop fizzy drinks going mouldy.
Coca-Cola said it had begun withdrawing the additive from Diet Coke in January in response to consumer demand for more natural products.
By the end of the year no can or bottle will contain E211.
The company plans to remove it from its other products as soon as possible, but said that at present it had not found a satisfactory alternative to replace the additive in some soft drinks with a higher juice content, including Fanta, Dr Pepper, Sprite and Oasis. The chemical is not used in regular Coke.
While sodium benzoate occurs naturally in some fruits, it is used in greater strengths by the soft drinks industry.
Coca-Cola is phasing out a controversial additive that has been linked to damage to... more
It is the kind of experiment which gets even older kids excited about science.
Students in the Belgian city of Leuven have set the new world record for most Mentos fountains by launching 1,360 simultaneous geysers.
After they each dropped a tube of the mints into a bottle of Diet Coke, Ladeuzeplein square became a sudden sea of foaming soda yesterday, with carbonated streams shooting up to 29 feet high.
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More at link. One word of advice - perhaps you should avoid eating Mentos and drinking Diet Coke at the same time...It is the kind of experiment which gets even older kids excited about science.... more
Coca Cola may be plotting a new version of Sprite that actually chills itself upon opening. Apparently, the drink has to be kept at a specified temperature before being snapped up, and once the oh-so-thirsty consumer pops the top, "a mechanism inside creates ice made from the drink, so it is not diluted." Gross!Coca Cola may be plotting a new version of Sprite that actually chills itself upon... more
Back in the day, when people noted that Diet Coke was 99% water, it was an insult. The point was that water was free, and Diet Coke was just free water plus a little bit of artificial this and that so you would have to be a fool to pay so much for it.Of course, times have changed. Bottled water now generates an estimated $50 billion in sales each year, with that number growing rapidly. According to this CBS News report, which puts soda revenues at $68 billion a year and stagnant, bottled water is now as big a business as soda.Back in the day, when people noted that Diet Coke was 99% water, it was an insult. The... more