Bored on Thanksgiving?

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Sandra Porter
If you're still awake tomorrow after the feast and managing to withstand the sopoforic effects of the tryptophan from the turkey and the carbohydrates from the potatoes and pie, you might want to consider doing a little science at home. Fellow SciBlings Tara Smith (here & here), Mike Dunford (here & here), GrrlScientist, and I (here) have all experimented with the wonders of Mentos and carbonated soft drinks. Orac even found a Mentos and Diet Coke plug for organ donation. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it for myself. Now, it's your turn. According to the WSTA conniseurs, this video (from experiment 214) is the best they've seen. Enjoy the music in the video, then go outside, and enjoy the show. Later, go to and learn about the science behind the fountain effect.

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