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post #1 of 5
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Don't know how true some of this is (though I have cleaned toilets with Coke before), but it's certainly food for thought. At least I am inspired to make some different beverage choices in the future . . .

We all know that water is important, but I've never seen it written down like this before.

* 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (Likely applies to half the world's population.)

* In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.

* Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%.

* One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a U-Washington study.

* Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

* Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

* A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focussing on the computer screen or on a printed page.

* Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

Are you drinking the amount of water you should every day? You will be when you finish reading this . . .

Now for COKE

* In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.

* You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be gone in two days.

* To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the"real thing" sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.

* To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a crumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.

* To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.

* To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.

* To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.

* To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.

* FYI: The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its Ph is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days.

* To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the Hazardous material place cards reserved for Highly corrosive materials.

* The distributors of coke have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years!

erratum: corrected a spelling error (she's such a perfectionist sometimes)
post #2 of 5
It works great! For really bad stains, I leave it in overnight. I've never had to use that brush thingy.
BTW, you can also do this with a couple of denture cleaner tablets.
post #3 of 5
You know I have read that before. I just can't make myself switch from soda to water. One time I got sick and got so dehydrated I passed out and ended up in the ER...I guess I never learn
post #4 of 5
You know, I believe most of the info about the water, because everyone knows that water is good for you. However, the coke info seemed a bit over the top. I looked it up on snopes.com and found out that it's really just an internet hoax. However, it is fattening and bad for your teeth! (Of course, I'm sitting here drinking one right now!)
post #5 of 5
:jarswim: While I have been drinking more water lately than ever before, I decided to print that off and put it on my fridge as incentive to drink even more! :tounge2: But, truth be known, I do enjoy a cold glass of Coke every once in a while It is pretty corrosive stuff though, it actually will clean rust off of things, I've tried it
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