Last night I saw Mamma Mia. In my review I said it was kind of like a 2-hour Mentos commercial (if you remember the cheesy commercials from the early 90’s). I did a search to see if anyone else had made this comparison and came up with all of these results about Mentos and Diet Coke, including experiments done on Mythbusters. There is some pretty amazing stuff done with Mentos and Diet Coke and I highly recommend going to YouTube and searching for Mentos and Coke. I especially like the rockets where they dump Mentos in the bottle, put the cap back on about 90%, and then throw the bottle on the ground. But there is also a website called eepybird.com where they have made chain reactions and displays using hundreds of bottles of Diet Coke.
This is one of my favorites because it shows the whole development process (a little bad language):
These two are good, showing rockets backfiring:
Here are some of the more elaborate ones by the people at eepybird.com:
Millions of people have seen these already, but it was new to me. There is also an article about this on Wikipedia of course.