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(io9)   A suit made of mentos: $100. The dunk tank full of diet coke $200. The dumb look on the guy's face: priceless   (io9.com ) divider line
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2014-06-19 02:25:55 PM  
www.scooterbomb.com
 
2014-06-19 02:39:27 PM  
David Letterman did something similar in 1984.
 
2014-06-19 03:16:28 PM  
That wasn't as impressive as I had hoped.
 
2014-06-19 03:48:54 PM  

Ivo Shandor: David Letterman did something similar in 1984.


It was Alka-Seltzer.
 
2014-06-19 03:49:47 PM  
Was that a gif?
 
2014-06-19 04:09:18 PM  
Death by CO2 inhalation - more priceless.
 
2014-06-19 04:09:55 PM  
Ok?
The mentos and coke thing was done to death YEARS ago.

FFS, get a farking job.
 
2014-06-19 04:10:51 PM  
Is there a video anywhere or just annoying, cut short, looping gifs?
 
2014-06-19 04:12:15 PM  
so ... is Fark getting a check to promote this show?

There was another show premiering this Fall that got a few greens too.

I'm not saying, I'm just saying
 
2014-06-19 04:12:36 PM  

Honest Bender: Ok?
The mentos and coke thing was done to death YEARS ago.

FFS, get a farking job.


But this man has a beard.
 
2014-06-19 04:13:24 PM  
That definately required 5 different camera angles for an eight second video.

/Lame
 
2014-06-19 04:15:22 PM  
They should have made him eat some Pop Rocks before he got in the tank.
 
2014-06-19 04:17:14 PM  
FAIL for not having a real video.

also Fail for not showing the prep work.
 
2014-06-19 04:17:25 PM  
Some people have waaaaaaaaaay too much time on their hands.
 
2014-06-19 04:17:40 PM  
Where's the actual farking video?  fark vine.
 
2014-06-19 04:18:59 PM  

SpdrJay: They should have made him eat some Pop Rocks before he got in the tank.


This. Maybe he should have swallowed 20 mentos whole then chugged a liter of Diet Coke?
 
2014-06-19 04:19:25 PM  
Did they just show a clip that was what, 3 seconds long, 2 seconds which are taken up by his falling in, and 1 second devoted to the beginnings of the reaction? What the fark is this shiat?
 
2014-06-19 04:20:26 PM  
Meh, I wanted to see the look on his face after he went in.  And I get a lot of cable channels and a pretty sure FYI is not one of them, I've never even heard of it.
 
2014-06-19 04:20:31 PM  
the thought of a diet coke and mentos enema has me foaming at the mouth....
 
2014-06-19 04:22:44 PM  

Honest Bender: Ok?
The mentos and coke thing was done to death YEARS ago.

FFS, get a farking job.


To my knowledge, messing around with food products IS their job.
 
2014-06-19 04:24:34 PM  

WTP 2: the thought of a diet coke and mentos enema has me foaming at the mouth....


Might as well throw some Jack Daniel into the mix.
 
2014-06-19 04:24:41 PM  
He's lucky he didn't asphyxiate himself.

/Same comment, back to back threads.
 
2014-06-19 04:26:55 PM  

CruJones: Meh, I wanted to see the look on his face after he went in.  And I get a lot of cable channels and a pretty sure FYI is not one of them, I've never even heard of it.


FYI stands for Fark You, Idiot.
It's a channel for smart people to watch dimwits and no dimwitted folks are allowed to subscribe to it.
 
2014-06-19 04:27:56 PM  
So the pit in the fortress of solitude leads to this?

application.denofgeek.com
 
GBB
2014-06-19 04:28:42 PM  

WTP 2: the thought of a diet coke and mentos enema has me foaming at the mouth....


profile.ak.fbcdn.net

Ahhhhhhhh, I get it...
 
2014-06-19 04:28:45 PM  
Starving kids in Africa could have used that Diet Coke!
Wait - starving kids wouldn't need "diet" pop - although I bet their breath stinks.
Starving African kids with bad breath could have used those Mentos!!
 
2014-06-19 04:29:05 PM  

Dedmon: Did they just show a clip that was what, 3 seconds long, 2 seconds which are taken up by his falling in, and 1 second devoted to the beginnings of the reaction? What the fark is this shiat?


I see this is covered, many times.
 
2014-06-19 04:31:08 PM  

oldfarthenry: Starving kids in Africa could have used that Diet Coke!
Wait - starving kids wouldn't need "diet" pop - although I bet their breath stinks.
Starving African kids with bad breath could have used those Mentos!!


They said they'll trade their Ebola for that.
 
2014-06-19 04:35:26 PM  

Honest Bender: Ok?
The mentos and coke thing was done to death YEARS ago.

FFS, get a farking job.


I agree, it's played out, but what if someone drank a fark ton of diet coke, then swallowed a few mentos.  Has that been done yet?
 
2014-06-19 04:36:56 PM  
I bet he jizzed his pants.

I would have.
 
2014-06-19 04:45:29 PM  
Back, and to the left. Back, and to the left.
 
2014-06-19 04:49:38 PM  

nekom: That wasn't as impressive as I had hoped.


This.

You would most likely get a similar reaction just dropping a vat of coke with no mentos just from the carbonation.
 
2014-06-19 04:52:49 PM  
This was one of those times when Vine's 7-second limit is much too short.
 
2014-06-19 04:54:07 PM  
Couldn't we get an article with a real video, or even just some decent photos, instead of this Vine garbage?
 
2014-06-19 04:56:07 PM  
Free entertainment is so disappointing
 
2014-06-19 04:57:26 PM  

safeinsane: This was one of those times when Vine's 7-second limit is much too short.


Ya see. That's how they get ya. If you want to know what happens, you have to watch the show. I think that may be a teaser we're looking at. Annoying, but apparently effective. Or something. All I thought of was David Letterman. Also, I hate that freaking beard. I want to smack all annoying beards off men's faces.
 
2014-06-19 05:00:42 PM  
Well that certainly sucked.
 
2014-06-19 05:06:11 PM  

Kome: Honest Bender: Ok?
The mentos and coke thing was done to death YEARS ago.

FFS, get a farking job.

To my knowledge, messing around with food products IS their job.


They do rock that YouTube internet money.

Clip needed more bacon.  And a calorie counter.
 
2014-06-19 05:12:54 PM  
i61.tinypic.com
 
2014-06-19 05:18:51 PM  
nekom: That wasn't as impressive as I had hoped.

>> because its fake. Colored mentos don't cause the reaction, only the mint ones do.
 
2014-06-19 05:31:04 PM  
Its a vine from a youtube group during shooting.  Its pretty much a commercial for the show.  Smart because its free and they are making click bait sites do their work for them.
 
2014-06-19 05:33:38 PM  

trappedspirit: Is there a video anywhere or just annoying, cut short, looping gifs?


Does ANYONE like this new farking "make everything into a gif" trend? Usually, you can't see what's actually going on because the asshole who made it has turned it into about 4 frames over and over.

And subby conned me with that farking headline. Sure the guy looks goofy, but the headline seems to imply that he looks shocked when the Mentos hit the soda, I came here for that kind of shiat, not this boring crap.
 
2014-06-19 05:35:36 PM  

WTP 2: the thought of a diet coke and mentos enema has me foaming at the mouth....


Calm down.
That's nothing to blow your top over.
 
2014-06-19 05:37:52 PM  
Why is it a gif? Why don't they have a video?
 
2014-06-19 05:46:29 PM  
Vine is quite possibly the stupidest media ever conceived.  The fact that there exist people who actually profit from posting sub-10 second clips of random bullshiat is completely incomprehensible.
 
2014-06-19 05:59:29 PM  
Mythbusters showed that the Mentos Candy's microtextured surface provides the nucleation sites for the reaction, BUT ONLY THE CLASSIC WHITE

On this guy's suit they have the colored, or flavored mentos candy, which have a smooth surface. There are only a smattering of the white ones.

Full white mentos suit would have had the reaction they were looking for and that we were expecting. Fail.
 
2014-06-19 06:12:55 PM  

Grumpy Cat: Honest Bender: Ok?
The mentos and coke thing was done to death YEARS ago.

FFS, get a farking job.

But this man has a beard.


m.youtube.com/watch?v=q0kSuZFOwFE
 
2014-06-19 06:33:17 PM  

nekom: That wasn't as impressive as I had hoped.


It might have been had the entire thing not been viewed in a 2.5 second log gif.
 
2014-06-19 07:45:59 PM  
Yo
 
2014-06-19 07:54:03 PM  

txchad: Why is it a gif? Why don't they have a video?


There are so many reasons this story is a fail, and lack of an actual video is the biggest.
 
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