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Explosive Mentos- Coke Secret Uncapped

What causes the YouTube phenom

(Newser) - You've seen it on hit YouTube videos, but now young researchers have unlocked the secret of the volcanic reaction that occurs when Mentos are dropped into Diet Coke, ABC News reports. Students at Appalachian State University say the rough, dimply surface of the sinking candy disrupts the water molecules in... More »

Most Bizarre Science Projects

Elephants on acid, fake plane crashes among the worst

(Newser) - Ever see an elephant on acid? The Guardian rounds up the most bizarre science experiments of all time, courtesy of New Scientist. Among them: a researcher who injected an elephant with LSD, via rifle, to see if the drug induced aggressiveness. The elephant died. Another involved telling plane passengers they... More »

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