I'd probably be better forgetting this forever and ever but will share anyway

26 Jan

Dan over at All That comes With It made porridge with Diet Coke and made me chuckle. He looked trepidatious enough prior to sampling his concoction to make me think he’d tried it already, but having got to the end I think not. I mean, who would?

As I commented over there, the brandishing of a bottle of Diet Coke under a title including the word “experiment” put me in mind of this…

http://www.youtube.com/v/hKoB0MHVBvM&hl=en_GB&fs=1&

We’ve all seen at least one Diet Coke and Mentos fountain by now surely?

Back in 2006 when we first saw this my then 10yo son got it in his head to use his stomach rather than a bottle and eat a packet of Mentos washed down with a can of Diet Coke. Being 10 and stoopid he told me first, allowing me to point out that he was both 10 and stoopid and that to follow through with such a crazy stunt would result in his stomach exploding.

This was one of those rare occassions that he listened to me.

So it was a bit unfortunate that the next day I figured I was talking a lot of shite. I mean, seriously? Exploding stomachs? Surely the human digestive system is advanced enough to neutralise the threat from two separately benign edible materials?

I don’t know what possessed me to think it would be a good idea to try this myself.

I sure as Sherlock haven’t a clue why I thought it would be a good idea to do it at my work.

It was like something took over… something….. male … possibly under 20… or possibly a bit dour with a moustache…jamie-hyneman

The first thing I learned is that in the clip above the bottles have probably been sitting with the Coke and Mentos mixed for a  good wee while before they are unleashed.

Slowly munching away on a packet of Mentos and sipping at a Diet Coke I felt fine, I felt vindicated, I was proud of my body and its ever so clever digestive system that could easily combat the violence I was attempting to brew up within.

Another few things I learned… when the reaction starts it does so without warning, it is indeed spectacular and there’s fug all you can do to stop it.

Whether you’re at your work or not.

So don’t.

Don’t.

Really, don’t.

Ever.

Unless you want to make a 10yo boy laugh til he chokes.

In which case go for your life and think of the weight you’re losing.

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12 Responses to “I'd probably be better forgetting this forever and ever but will share anyway”

  1. Heather January 26, 2010 at 11:27 am #

    Fantastic! How I wish you had videoed it!

    • Heather January 26, 2010 at 11:27 am #

      love the new look by the way.

      • mrsw January 26, 2010 at 2:05 pm #

        Hmm – that black bit aint working for me… needs more tweaking.

        • Heather January 26, 2010 at 2:14 pm #

          this black? no, i agree, it’s a bit full on.

  2. Marylin January 26, 2010 at 1:14 pm #

    LOL oh that sounds like the sort of thing I’d do! Love the new theme sweety. 🙂 xx

    • mrsw January 26, 2010 at 2:26 pm #

      Haha – no – really – don’t do it.

  3. Dulwich Divorcee January 26, 2010 at 2:19 pm #

    Hmmm, I think I’ll be taking your ‘don’t do it’ advice. Child Two spent the weekend cleaning her massive collection of 1p pieces in Coke (no idea why, hope she is not contemplating a career in money laundering) and they came up very, very shiny. Tummies, be very afraid.

    • mrsw January 26, 2010 at 2:28 pm #

      That’s really alarming since they warn on the ad that Cilit Bang (sp?) doesn’t clean coins (like it does in the ad) yet you don’t hear anyone requesting a dash of Cilit Bang (sp?!?!?!) in their Bacardi…

  4. mrsw January 26, 2010 at 2:25 pm #

    That’s better – dang plug-ins.

  5. Kelly January 26, 2010 at 8:44 pm #

    Hee hee!

    Love the new look.

  6. Rosie Scribble January 26, 2010 at 10:15 pm #

    Brilliant! I loved Dan’s clip and now I am wondering what on earth he has started with his exprimentation ideas! They seem to be spreading thoughout the internet!

  7. Barbara January 27, 2010 at 9:22 pm #

    Oh goodness, you poor thing! Although, I did spit diet coke all over my keyboard when I read the end bit.

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