This just may the bravest guy in the whole wide world. Or, at least, a moderately smart man in an ad for a new TV series.
For those of you who grew up believing the myth that consuming a Mentos candy with Diet Coke will make your stomach explode, the video below could be too much to handle:
Have no fear. As Discovery Channel's "MythBusters" site explains, "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."
The ad was released by Epic Meal Empire, a TV show premiering on FYI July 26.
Lest we forget Joshua Jackson's haunting Pop Rocks scene in the 90's film "Urban Legend," you can never be too careful with candy:
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