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Rocket Science: Mentos, Coke Zero Propel Vehicle

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The guys from Maine who became an online sensation by creating geysers from soda and Mentos candies have discovered it's not just entertainment. It can propel vehicles, as well.

A contraption created by Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz of Buckfield using a bike and a trailer is powered by piston mechanism using hundreds of pieces of Mentos candy and Coke Zero.

On a video posted online Tuesday, the machine traveled more than 220 feet.
The video was directed by Rob Cohen of "The Fast and the Furious." Grobe joked that the crew is calling it "The Fizzy and the Furious."

The geyser experiment used Diet Coke. This time, the crew used Coke Zero. Afterward, they toasted their success by sipping Coke Zero from champagne glasses.


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