In Kitchen Science 101, we saw what happens when you let a couple of demented young scientists play around with Mentos and Diet Coke:
I also mentioned that my Science Advisor had agreed to write a semi-irregular science column for this nearly frozen page.
News on both fronts: the same demented young scientists are still at it! But my Science Advisor is not going to become a semi-irregular columnist anytime soon.
He will continue to be available for consultation, however. So that's good. We've been talking about all kinds of things lately, including polonium-210 and the "Holocaust deniers" conference in Tehran. And I may have more on one or both topics sooner or later.
But in the meantime here's another Diet Coke and Mentos video, to be followed by a question or three.
Did you watch that video? It's hilarious, isn't it? If you haven't watched it yet, please take a few minutes and do so before you continue...
OK? Now for the questions:
 Do you suppose the Pakistani courts dismissed all the terror-related charges against Rashid Rauf because they could find no Mentos among his possessions?
 What happens when you mix Mentos with hydrogen peroxide?
 Can you buy Diet Coke on an airplane? If so, Maybe It Was Possible After All!