Mama Diaries

Monday, August 31, 2015

A Bad Idea

My eleven-year-old son came in from playing outside. He didn't look so good.

"Dude, what's wrong?" I asked.

He sat down in his chair and shook his head. "Mama, I had a really bad idea."

"You? A bad idea?" I wondered what it could've been.

"Yeah. I drank Coke with Mentos and then jumped up and down on a trampoline."

I nodded. "Yep. That's not one of your better ideas. How do you feel?"

"Like I just ate undercooked broccoli without butter."

That's bad.

So, ladies and gentlemen, I would highly advise not drinking Coke with Mentos and then jumping on a trampoline.  Learn from the boy!

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  1. Even without the jumping that was a bad idea...

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    1. I don't know what inspired him to do that. Maybe he wanted to see if the Coke - Mentos combination would power rocket him into the sky.

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  2. 3 things that should never go together in any weather

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  3. Hi, dear Sherry! This anecdote reminds me of the Pop Rocks and cola myth. Pop Rocks is a carbonated candy. According to the urban legend, "Mikey," the little kid who starred in the Life Cereal commercials years ago, died after eating a six pack of Pop Rocks and drinking a six pack of Coca-Cola. The rumor states that his stomach exploded from the excess gas. Myth Busters conducted an experiment to see if that was possible:

    http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythbusters/videos/pop-rocks-minimyth/

    I'm sure your little dude has learned a lesson. Look before you leap and bounce before you eat (and drink :).

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    1. "Mikey" is dead? I can't believe it! If the rumor is true, that is one extremely strange way to die!

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    2. No, the actor who played Mikey is still very much alive. The story of his death from an overdose of carbonation is one of those silly rumors that goes around, like the one decades ago claiming that Beatle Paul McCartney was dead.

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    3. I'm so glad Mikey is not dead. Thank you for clarifying that!

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  4. I'll have to keep that in mind! ;)

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    1. Please do. I wouldn't want you to feel like you just ate undercooked broccoli without butter! ;0)

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  5. I don't know why all boys try that. I swear a girl never has. lol

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    1. Haha! I wonder if your theory is correct.

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  6. I feel quesy just thinking about it. But it DOES seem like a very "boy" idea!

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  7. that's a serious offence for broccoli

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  8. Would this be a bad time to admit I tried the mentos and coke thing? In my defence, I had 5 brothers!

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  9. But did the internal fizz make him jump higher?

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    1. Judging from how he looked when he came in, I would say, no. ;0)

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  10. I like undercooked broccoli without butter, but I won't jump on a trampoline anytime soon.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Next time I make undercooked broccoli without butter, I'll send you some. ;0)

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  11. I've watched on Youtube Mentos mixed with Coke, and that was in containers. Yikes.

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    1. Bubba and my husband did an experiment with an entire bottle of Coke and pack of Mentos. The explosion was quite significant!

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  12. Under cooked broccoli without butter huh?
    He takes after his mom, has a way with words:)

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  13. Considering how that goes on YouTube outside of the body... But I guess he had to learn that one the hard way.

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    1. The thing I don't understand, is that he conducted the "outside of the body" experiment himself. Why would he want that mess inside his body?

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  14. Oh boy, that sounds like a tough combination. I'll definitely remember to only consume these separately! I hope he's feeling much better by now :)

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    1. He's as good as new. I'm just glad he didn't have any more than he did.

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  15. Bad enough but not nearly as bad as OVERcooked broccoli. :-)

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    1. I'm not a fan of overcooked broccoli, either. Too soggy!

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  16. That must have been some experience.

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  17. My tummy is churning for Bubba. :-) I'll remember that advice.

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    1. You'll save yourself a lot of tummy ache!

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  18. I bet he won't do that again. Hope he is ok.
    Yvonne.

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    1. He's fine. I just hope he learned his lesson.

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  19. It always comes back to the vegetables.

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    1. Haha! How did broccoli get mixed up with Coke and Mentos?

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  20. Love the broccoli analogy! Next time he'll be old enough to video tape that:)

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  21. Having seen what mentos+Coke does, I understand fully.

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