Wind back a few years, and mixing mentos with coke was nothing short of an internet sensation.
Typically the sort of experiment you would be likely to see on a children’s science show on TV, mixing mentos with coke is a quick and simple way to create an impressive spectacle and wow your audience.
While some accidents, such as slips, trips and falls are common when we participate in fun activities, mixing mentos with coke can present other dangers to those involved.
The dangers of mixing mentos with coke
Contrary to popular belief, mixing mentos with coke does not lead to death, nor does drinking coke after eating mentos cause your stomach to explode. These internet horror stories are nothing but urban myths.
That being said, should you decide to experiment, if you are involved in mixing mentos with coke, you could experience other experiment-related injuries.
Spills on the floor following the eruption caused by mixing mentos with coke could lead to slips and falls. Accidents such as these can lead to myriad injuries from bumps and bruises to lacerations, even fractures and head injuries.
Mixing mentos with coke in an uncontrolled area, without personal protective equipment, isn’t advisable. You may also suffer injuries to the face or the eyes, due to the reaction exploding directly into this area of your body.
While you are unlikely to suffer serious injury directly due to mixing mentos with coke, it is extremely likely that you will suffer an injury as a consequence of the mess left behind following the experiment.
Claiming compensation for personal injuries
If you have been involved in an accident, whether due to mixing mentos with coke or a fall
in public, for example, Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to for the harm you have suffered.
No matter the nature of your claim, slips, trips or otherwise, so long as the accident in question occurred within the last three years, at Accident Advice Helpline we can help you determine where liability may lie and whether you have a case that is likely to be successful if pursued.
Getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
For more information, and to receive a free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today, via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience.
Date Published: April 29, 2016
Author: Accident Advice