At Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, where they consider smashing atoms work, there's always a chance something explosive might happen on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

Instead of the boring office tour that most kids are tortured with, on Thursday BNL staffers' children got to see what happens when Mentos are combined with Diet Coke.

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The children of staffers at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton got to do an experiment of their own on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day: combining Mentos and Diet Coke. (Handout Photo / April 22, 2010)