By alex - 24/02/2012 21:35 - United States

Today, I tried to make a rocket, using Diet Coke and Mentos. It worked pretty well, as both the kitchen window and my chipped tooth can testify. FML
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Same thing different taste

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borkchop1992 15

I did that once. Except i didnt stick my face right in the way of the rocket


DontClickOnMe 28

Ouch. Time to go to the dentist.

Next time, experiment outside, so you won't wreck the house.

Marifer98 7

10 - No one said it was inside, if I'm correct. OP could've damaged the kitchen window from outside.

Wonder how he would explain what happened to the dentist...

borkchop1992 15

I did that once. Except i didnt stick my face right in the way of the rocket

blegehlehgleh 0

A rocket flies at your face? "Don't worry guys, it's not like inertia is a property of matter or anything!"

DontClickOnMe 28

Wow, I remember watching that back in grade school. Good times, good times..

crazychick1269 7

Bill Nye's my Sunday morning cartoons and I'm I'm high school

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blegehlehgleh 0

The mods might take that as a violent threat, maybe you shouldn't of posted that

WearingHats 14

I don't think the force produced from the reaction would be enough to propel something upward. I'm curious as to how OP managed to build this rocket...

You have clearly never made one of these rockets have you? They're powerful...

dani05 0

We did a supervised version of this when I was in middle school. You just put mentos in the drink, cap it really quick, then shake it up and- kaboom it blows up. However I've never known its forces to break a window

To the people asking how to get enough force with it. For science last year our chem teacher wanted to demostrate a certain reaction so we pulled out this trick and he got me to do it. If you shake it enough then smash the top end into the ground away from you it can get some serious air, went about 40 feet up. Anyway, I didn't want to do it really cause like OP if something goes wrong it hurts, a lot. Deal was, his wife got one coke and a diet coke not realizing the normal coke wouldn't work as well, so I'd get the 2L bottle of Coke after. Soooo yeah, I have a serious pop addiction I need to sort out.

TheSnakeDoctor20 17

12- you can break a window underhand tossing a tennis ball.

eddyg94 11

and forever more, OP was not trusted with any kitchen supplies.

GoW_Chick 14

You should put dry ice in a mountain dew bottle shake it a little then throw it as quickly and as far away as possible, just don't tell anyone you heard this from me and don't try this at home kiddies, it's dangerous and blah blah responsibility blah blah common sense blah.

Ms. GoW, I sense you were a mischievous menace when you were a kid. Wish I could have known you back then. Would've been good times. Good times.

You are going to be an awesome. I'll be happy for whom ever you marry. And also be worried for them. Btw, your awesome, and bye.

. Cut a grape in half and put in the microwave with the two cut halves facing each other.... Heard that worked but none shall do this with out a trained person around. Safety first. Maybe the fire department?

Cheaper and better results; get a 2 liter, the works (toilet cleaner), and tin foil. The works in the 2 liter, tin foil in the 2 liter, run. Far more dangerous and apparently sets off car alarms

OP, I think your career as a rocket scientist will come to an end very soon if you don't learn to get out of the trajectory path of your projectile weaponry.

Why would you do this near windows? Just begging for a catastrophe

OP here is what you need to make a successful rocket. -Soda -Soda bottle -Mintos -A grapple -A shamwow -And some sort of squeezing device. The soda and mintos for obvious reasons but here is where it get's complicated. You make it so the shamwow is attached to the grapple, which is attached to the bottle. The grapples would then bring the soda that is shot out from the soda, soak it up with, and bring it back to and the squeezing device squeezes it back into the soda to keep the cycle going. Warning: Has been banned in 32 different countries. NASA uses this techniques for it's rockets. I can get sued just for telling you this OP! Don't tell anyone else.

CaptainSlow 2

Thanks to ACTA you should now be on the governments wanted list for sharing information.