The Mentolution!

Well a few weeks ago I discovered via a web video that if you take Mentos and add a soda you get a rather interesting chemical reaction. This idea was spawned to me after I found a video where they took Rubidium and Cesium and added water. Which are alkaline metals and you get a rather interesting explosion. After sending an e-mail off to the colleges and other places that I thought could help on my male need to blow shit up I was left with nothing because I didn’t have the necessary permits. Which basically means Washington Sucks and I am not cool enough.

So that led onto Mento’s and Soda. I saw this video where people put Mento’s in a two liter and droped it and it took off like a rocket. So I made a visit to the local grocery store and got 8 2-Liter Diet Coke and 2 packages of Mento’s each with about 24-26 mentos per box. My first few attempts of getting the mentos into the soda failed. I could not drop the mentos in and get the lid on fast enough.

I discovered that if I put the mentos in the lid and then did a movement of drop in and twist it would get it on fast enough. I could get 4-5 mentos into the bottle this way. It would start fizzing and I would throw it up in the air and it would come down and smash. But I could not get the bottle to break open. I would do this over and over and it would never break.

So I went into work and discussed my findings with some co-workers and they were like that is a sweet idea. They came up with shooting it with a gun. That worked. Others thought if you get more mentos in there you will get more pressure. Well we tried that and you lose soda for mento room and it just doesn’t work as well.

So back to the drawing board. Well after some tinkering I thought if you would not put the cap on as tight you could get a nice reaction. Still the bottle was made way to well. So all I have right now is a cool way to waste soda and create a nice fountian.

I must say though it is totally worth the laugh and rather cheap entertainment. All you need are a few mentos and some soda.

Some Site Issues

Well I recieved some IM’s this morning from people not being able to access the site. The issue was with mySQL server that hosts my website. A script has been written so that if mySQL is down for 5+ mins the server will be restarted so any comments made during that time will be lost.

Another issue is the lack of blog postings well that has mainly to do with work. I have been working some long and crazy hours and my commute time is 2+ hrs depending on the weather, bus, ferry, etc. I have been working on producing my next podcast also and been rather busy. The Cell Phone is still up so if you are dying to know what is up with me I am always down for a conversation while on the bus, ferry or walking.

But starting next week time should be a bit more free as I get something steady in the works. I am always thinking when I walk down the street that would make a good blog post. I need a PDA or a SmartPhone or something to get all these thoughts into a digital form.

Hope everyone has been well. Anyways look forward to hearing from everyone. Also the Contact Form page has been updated. I was having issues with it sending the mail locally and not passing it on to the gMail for your domain. So that issue has been resolved from some celver techery.

Anyways back to work.

Well I am going with a name that we came up with at work one day. The T Factor which is a Factor of Tristan into a Podcast form. So we will be using that flagship name and all that jazz. So will be working on that setup and feed and so forth.

It will be under the Productions like all my other podcasts. Just thought you should know about the update. Anyways much love as I work on Show #9.