I am an insomniac, so I watch the ABC news in the middle of the night. I'm gonna be honest, I couldn't care less about the news, but the talking head delivering it is just so adorable that I'm a close to a stalker fan. If you're up really really late, check out Ron Corning. He's too cute for words.
Anyhow, they tend to have a bit of fluff on the news at that time of night, and last night they had a great story on how to make a safe but big explosion. Nobody loves an explosion more than my family... we're really big on making a big mess out in the back yard. And this one looks to be particularly fun, according to the shots they had on the news.
You only need two items, a 2-litre bottle of diet Coke and a large pack of Mentos.
You open the coke, put 13 mentos into the coke bottle, and let her rip. The Coke explodes upwards of 20 feet. How can you deny this kind of fun to your kids? Here's some video from the news to illustrate how to make the explosion.
Who needs to travel to Las Vegas when you can have the Bellagio fountains in your own backyard? These guys are real artists.
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