Robert Woodhead combines the two things that we just can’t seem to ever get sick of seeing: Stuffing Mentos into Diet Coke bottles and the super-slow-mo action of Casio’s EX-F1 camera to create this stunningly beautiful video.
Woodhead compensated for the 1200fps’ paltry 336×96 frame size by stitching four different Mentos tests together, and the results are awesome. Globs, ribbons and rings of Coke that are impossible to track in real time come to life when seen in slow-motion. Sevond video after the jump.
This experiment uses the energy created from the reaction between mentos and soda to launch a bottle into the air. The reaction is thought to be produced by the release of carbon dioxide from the soda due to the nucleation sites on the surface of the mentos. Here, we used three mentos wrapped in a piece of paper (to slow the reaction long enough to put the cap on tightly) then we vigorously shook the bottle and slammed it to the ground, cap first (notice the impact point in the slow motion portion).