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Diet Coke-and-Mentos trick gets a bathtub twist

This guy taped Mentos to his naked body and jumped into a bath of Coke. It had to happen eventually.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Mar 2, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 10:16 am CDT

What happens when you mix Diet Coke and Mentos? Okay, no, that wasn’t a real question. We all know exactly what happens. 

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The Diet Coke and Mentos meme has been going for literally a decade, which is why we’re always impressed by anyone who thinks of a new twist on the genre. Add Nutella to the mix? Make yourself a suit covered in Mentos? You have our grudging respect.

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The latest Coke/Mentos video is a doozy, showing a young Japanese man taping Mentos all over his mostly-naked body. The next step, of course, is jumping into a 50 gallon bathtub full of Coke Zero, with predictable results.

Imagine for a moment that this is the first cultural artifact viewed by aliens visiting planet Earth. More than a million people have watched this video, and almost all of them knew beforehand what they were going to see. Meme culture is a strange, strange thing.

Screengrab via News of the World/YouTube

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*First Published: Mar 2, 2015, 9:27 am CST