June 24, 2018
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Coke, Mentos used to power ‘rocket car’

The Associated Press

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

The 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 Coke-and-Mentos-powered machine traveled 221 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.”

For this experiment, they used Coke Zero. Afterward, they toasted their successful “experiment” by sipping Coke Zero from champagne glasses.

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