- Jun 1, 2010
Video: Diet Coke and Mentos-powered car is a blast
Coke Zero and Mentos-powered car – Click above to watch the video after the break
You didn't seriously think that the whole Diet Coke and Mentos internet meme would die out with nary a whimper, did you? Of course not! The little bits of candy and sudsy concoction – in this case Coke Zero in lieu of run-of-the-mill Diet Coke – are back in action as a replacement for all those pesky fossil fuels.
Sadly, the economics of scale required to make Coke Zero and Mentos an actual substitute for gasoline and diesel make the newfound fuel unlikely to gain widespread acceptance. For what it's worth, it apparently takes 108 two-liter bottles of Coke Zero along with 648 Mentos to travel exactly 221 feet.
While you won't likely be filling up your own ride with the new wonder fuel, you can still enjoy the highly carbonated video after the break. As for whether you should bother trying this experiment at home... well, we'll leave that one up to you. But probably not.
[Source: YouTube via Fox News]