Mentos Fountain Record Set in Missouri

Cape Girardeau is in the record books in a very fizzy way.

The southeast Missouri town is now officially recognized by Guinness World Records for the most Mentos fountains launched at once.

Soda added to the candy causes a reaction that creates a geyser that can spew up to 30 feet high. In October, 973 fountains were launched at once at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau.

That broke the old record of 850 Mentos fountains launched in the Netherlands just a month earlier.