Mentos and Soda Fountains -broken!
[May 25] Mentos and the performance artists of Eepybird
have made Mentos Geyser history in Cincinnati with a big splash.
Eepybird, with the help of about 500 Greater Cincinnatians equipped
with the new "Mentos Geyser Loading Tube," launched the largest
number of Mentos Geysers ever to be set off all at once in one location,
setting a world record.
The event lasted mere seconds. After a countdown,
the hundreds of poncho-wearing participants pulled a toothpick from
a tube that was holding six Mentos, releasing the candies into a
2-liter Diet Coke bottle. Geysers went up and soda pop came down
on Fountain Square. Everyone dispersed and workers from Downtown
Cincinnati Inc. set about hosing down the square with soap and water.
The new world record set was 504 Mentos Geysers.
Hundreds of other Mentos fans watched the amazing event at Cincinnati's
landmark Fountain Square.
Mentos and Eepybird Set Guinness World Record of 504 Mentos Geysers
launched simultaneously at Fountain Square in Cincinnati.
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became famous in Summer 2006 with their Mentos Geyser video, "Experiment
#137," a quirky homage to the "Bellagio Fountain" in Las Vegas.
(You can see the video at http://www.eepybird.com/.) The
Eepybird performers lead the crowd in creating 504 synchronized
Mentos Geysers, creating the first-ever Guinness World Record for
"Most Mentos and Soda Fountains."
"What could be fresher than setting
a new world record?" said Pete Healy, Vice President Marketing
at Perfetti Van Melle USA, distributor of Mentos."We were thrilled
to see so many Mentos fans turn out for the bubbly fun!"
Want to see an earlier incident when Mentos
candies were dropped into scores of bottles of Diet Coke? Check
out video of Experiment 137 on EepyBird.com.
View a geyser
in slow motion.
Read a PDF about
making your own geyser.
Look into the
science behind the eruptions.
Buy the Geyser
For more, go to the Mentos
Web page for the United States, www.us.mentos.com/.
Perfetti Van Melle USA is headquartered
in Erlanger, Kentucky, where it produces and distributes AirHeads
bars, AirHeads Xtremes, and Mentos. The company is part of Perfetti
Van Melle, a privately-owned company that produces and distributes
candies and chewing gums in more than 130 countries around the world,
including Mentos, Frisk mints, and Fruittella soft-chew candies.
Sources: Mentos, Foto/Perfetti Van Melle USA
NEW WORLD RECORD set by Pepsi:
Mentos and Soda Fountains-world record set by Pepsi