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Posted: June 21, 2014

WATCH: Man in Mentos suit dropped into vat of Diet Coke

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Mentos candy.

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            WATCH: Man in Mentos suit dropped into vat of Diet Coke
Mentos candy.

By Rick Couri

KRMG – Tulsa

Call it brave, dumb or attention-grabbing.

No matter which you pick, the guys at Epic Meal Time decided it was something they wanted to do.

They dressed one of their own in a suit covered in Mentos and dropped him in a giant vat of Diet Coke.

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Mentos and Diet Coke captured the public’s attention years ago when rumors circulated that consuming both at the same time would cause a stomach to explode.

The Discovery Channel show “Mythbusters” debunked that notion on one of their shows.

Their explanation states, "When you open and drink a Diet Coke, it releases much of the pressurized carbon dioxide that forms the carbonation. As the soda warms while traveling to the stomach, the gas continues to vaporize. Any remaining might cause your stomach to expand, but it isn't enough to spark a dangerous gassy rebellion if you chase the soda with a pack of Mentos."

Check out the viral video here:

http://youtu.be/eyh9JuFQfgI

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