As a kid, you may have heard the horror stories of people eating a package of Mentos, then drinking a bunch of Coke to wash it down, only to have their stomachs explode with soda shooting straight from their mouths. Alright, this may have been an old wive’s tale that my mom told me so I wouldn’t eat too much sugar in one sitting. Now that I have kids, we have bought into the gimmicks of the toys that drop the pack of Mentos into the 2-liter of Coke, and you watch it explode. It fails to mention the mess that you will have to clean up afterwards, but that’s the joy of being a parent. Well this YouTuber decided to try out the Mentos/Coke theory in a very unique way.
Meet Hajime. He’s a young man who posted this experiment on YouTube last year. For whatever reason, it took some time for this video to go viral and it now has over 6 million views!
First he filled up his bathtub with soda. Then he used regular tape and taped a whole bunch of Mentos to his body, mostly his arms and torso.
While I was really hoping for a HUGE explosion and giant mess, it really just made the bathtub extremely fizzy. It does look like Hajime enjoyed himself, which is really all that matters.
Watch the full video below:
(Fast forward until about minute 4:00 to get to the good part.)
A big thank you to Hajime. You just saved a lot of people a lot of time and money by trying something they’ve always wanted to do. Plus now we don’t have to clean up a giant mess, you do!
I’m glad Hajime took some time out in the bathtub to relax and drink some soda as well. Since he’s going to have a very sticky bathroom until he gets around to cleaning it all up.