Let's Bust A Myth: Will your stomach really explode if you eat Pop Rocks and soda?

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The submissions are pouring in! Ever since we opened our interactive, explosive MythBusters exhibition back in February, we’ve loved hearing from guests on what myths they would like to see us try busting here at LSC.

Now our STEM team is putting your excellent suggestions to the test! We’re taking entries from the submission box in the MythBusters exhibition, as well as from our online form, and trying them out on camera.

First up: “Will your stomach really explode if you eat Pop Rocks and soda?”, submitted by Toby R.

As you see in our video, this myth is busted!

When the candy comes in contact with moisture, whether it be saliva, milk, or Coke, the candy dissolves. The carbon dioxide within the Pop Rocks is released, which causes the fizzling sounds the candy is known for.

While neither you nor your stomach will explode when you digest Pop Rocks and soda, the excess amount of gas in your stomach will need to be released. So be prepared to burp…a lot!

Now’s your turn to submit a myth. Fill out our form and let us know what myth you want to see busted.

Don’t miss MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition! It’s here at LSC through September 4, 2017.

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