Mentos and Soda Fountains-world record set by Pepsi
[July 11] FLOWER MOUND, Texas,US -- More than 800 people tried
to set a world record on Tuesday for the largest number of simultaneous
Tuesday's participants in Flower Mound, Texas, had
all they needed: Mentos mints, 2-liter bottles of soda, an official
record keeper and some raingear.
When dropped into a bottle of soda, Mentos candies
create an eruption the size of a small volcano.
The tablets were dropped into the bottles after
a countdown. Then, hundreds of soda bottles blasted their contents
The group is expected to be in the 2008
Guinness World Records book.
The last Mentos eruption record was 504
geysers, set May 27 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Related Story:
number of simultaneous Mentos geysers.
Previous world record:
Mentos and Soda Fountain-
Coca Cola's world record