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."
So, ladies and gentlemen, I would highly advise not drinking Coke with Mentos and then jumping on a trampoline. Learn from the boy!
Even without the jumping that was a bad idea...ReplyDelete
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.Delete
3 things that should never go together in any weatherReplyDelete
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:ReplyDelete
I'm sure your little dude has learned a lesson. Look before you leap and bounce before you eat (and drink :).
"Mikey" is dead? I can't believe it! If the rumor is true, that is one extremely strange way to die!Delete
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.Delete
I'm so glad Mikey is not dead. Thank you for clarifying that!Delete
He'll never do that againReplyDelete
I hope not!Delete
I'll have to keep that in mind! ;)ReplyDelete
Please do. I wouldn't want you to feel like you just ate undercooked broccoli without butter! ;0)Delete
I don't know why all boys try that. I swear a girl never has. lolReplyDelete
Haha! I wonder if your theory is correct.Delete
I feel quesy just thinking about it. But it DOES seem like a very "boy" idea!ReplyDelete
Yes. And my boy is all boy!Delete
Arg. Very bad idea!ReplyDelete
Not one I would've come up with!Delete
that's a serious offence for broccoliReplyDelete
Would this be a bad time to admit I tried the mentos and coke thing? In my defence, I had 5 brothers!ReplyDelete
Haha! So much for Chrys's theory!Delete
But did the internal fizz make him jump higher?ReplyDelete
Judging from how he looked when he came in, I would say, no. ;0)Delete
I like undercooked broccoli without butter, but I won't jump on a trampoline anytime soon.ReplyDelete
Next time I make undercooked broccoli without butter, I'll send you some. ;0)Delete
I've watched on Youtube Mentos mixed with Coke, and that was in containers. Yikes.ReplyDelete
Bubba and my husband did an experiment with an entire bottle of Coke and pack of Mentos. The explosion was quite significant!Delete
Under cooked broccoli without butter huh?ReplyDelete
He takes after his mom, has a way with words:)
Haha! Yes, he has a way with words!Delete
Considering how that goes on YouTube outside of the body... But I guess he had to learn that one the hard way.ReplyDelete
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?Delete
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 :)ReplyDelete
He's as good as new. I'm just glad he didn't have any more than he did.Delete
Bad enough but not nearly as bad as OVERcooked broccoli. :-)ReplyDelete
I'm not a fan of overcooked broccoli, either. Too soggy!Delete
That must have been some experience.ReplyDelete
Probably not a very good one!Delete
My tummy is churning for Bubba. :-) I'll remember that advice.ReplyDelete
You'll save yourself a lot of tummy ache!Delete
I bet he won't do that again. Hope he is ok.ReplyDelete
He's fine. I just hope he learned his lesson.Delete
It always comes back to the vegetables.ReplyDelete
Haha! How did broccoli get mixed up with Coke and Mentos?Delete
Love the broccoli analogy! Next time he'll be old enough to video tape that:)ReplyDelete
Having seen what mentos+Coke does, I understand fully.ReplyDelete