How fishermen catch fishes with the help of Pepsi and Mentos?

Viral videos on the internet – or at least most of them – teach us things that we would never have imagined existed or that people do. The most recent of them –which by the way has left us with a combination of doubt and a feeling of disturbance– has been that of fishing with the help of mentos, an egg and Pepsi or Coca-Cola , ingredients that some people use to be able to obtain little fish from a easier way. WTF?!

How fishermen catch fishes with the help of Pepsi and Mentos?
How fishermen catch fishes with the help of Pepsi and Mentos?

Although it seems like a kind of joke, in reality this practice is real and more cruel than it might seem , but if you are not understanding anything we are saying, let’s go in parts: Surely in recent days you have come across videos on Twitter that show x people pouring mint and soda into a hole in the ground , from which some fish full of mud come out.

And it is that apparently the technique - used in countries like Cambodia - consists of making holes near rivers where fish live and attracting them with an egg . When they are close, the mentos and the Pepsi are mixed in the water to cause an excess of carbon dioxide, which eventually ends up with the oxygen for the fish, who in their attempt to survive begin to look for an exit, being the holes that people do the fastest for them.

Despite the fact that the videos look very simple and harmless, many on the internet have been outraged by the way in which some subjects obtain the fish . It is worth mentioning that this trend (if we can call it that) is not recent, however, it appeared a couple of weeks ago on social networks, which made many wonder what the purpose of this rare mixture is, which they now know how and why it works.

This is undoubtedly another use of mentos and Pepsi that we did not know about and that probably few want to carry out.