Not sure what to make of this video but it has been viewed several million times. I’m sure the guys who made it were high, and it is probably more enjoyable to watch while …. well … never mind.

Extreme Diet Coke & Mentos Experiments II
“The Domino Effect”

And if you think that the wild hoards of armchair academics who update Wikipedia don’t have enough to do, this is must reading from the Coca Cola page

Coca-Cola as a political and corporate symbol

The Coca-Cola drink has a high degree of identification with the United States itself, being considered by some an “American Brand” or to a small extent as a item representing America. The identification with the spread of American culture has led to the pun Coca-Colanization. The drink is also often a metonym for the Coca-Cola Company.

Coke is less popular in other places, such as India, due to suspicions regarding the health standards of the drink, and in Arab countries, due to disapproval of U.S. foreign policy in Israel and elsewhere. Mecca Cola has become a hit in the Middle East in the past few years.

As part of their 2005 “Experience The Experience” tour, art group monochrom created a “Brick Of Coke”. To do this, they put several gallons of Coca-Cola into a pot and boiled it down until the residue left behind could be molded into a brick.

The folks who tend to bother with updating Wikipedia are famously liberal and poor writers to boot. Who would use “metonym” in an encyclopedia intended for a wide audience? They are armchair academics who didn’t make the grade, like liberal college professors but without portfolio.

Oh please Citizendium, please won’t you go live soon ?

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