08-31-2002, 07:41 PM #1Retired IRON CHEF Mod
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Yet a little more triva for my brothers and sisters here at AR
Water or Coke
We all know that water is important but I’ve never
seen it written down like this before.
1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
> (Likely applies to half of the world population)
2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so
weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s
metabolism as much as 3%.
4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger
pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a
5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of
water a day could significantly ease back and joint
pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy
short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and
difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a
8. 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
1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol
carries two gallons of Coke in the truck to remove
blood from the highway after a car accident.
2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it
will be gone in two days.
3. 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.
4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub
the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap
aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour
a can of Coca- Cola over the terminals to bubble away
6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in
Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
7. 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.
8. 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.
For Your Info
1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid.
Its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4
days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones
and is a major contributor to the rising increase in
2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the
commercial truck must use the Hazardous material place
cards reserved for Highly corrosive materials.
3. The distributors of coke have been using it to
clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years!
Now the question is, would you like a glass of water
08-31-2002, 08:20 PM #2
damn bro i never thought of it like that. i don't drink any kind of pop anyway just about a gallon of water daily, but I'm going to have a talk with my fiance now cause she's pregnant i could just imagine what this crap is doing to her insides.
thanks for the insightful post.
11-17-2002, 11:24 PM #3
That was definitely worth my time reading. A very good read.
I am in chemical engineering, and there is actually ph chart with several common products on there. one of them is of course coke, which has a ph like u said of about 2.7. In fact, most food aditives are generaly acidic, even water is a weak acid. 2.7 is a rather high acidity, but most juices i would bet are about as acidic as coke, lemon juice has a ph of about 2 for example.
Phosphoric acid is even though u said it has a ph of 2.8, it considered a weak acid. Once the coke goes to your stomach, the stomach really has no problem with it because the acid in your stomach is much more highly acidic then that of coke.
Of course though, i don't drink coke or any soda for that matter. I'll stick to my milk and water.
07-18-2003, 06:46 PM #4
im not sure about all that, im not saying you should drink coke, bc fatasses drink coke and who wants to be a fatass, but that sounds more like propagande for a water corp, than something a true research company would publish. where did u get the info at. either way, you should drink water, everyone knows that
03-02-2004, 01:28 PM #5
WOW, great read bro. Definitely a sticky. I know its worth my time reading some of these stickys
03-16-2004, 07:32 AM #6
That's heavy sh*t man...
05-30-2004, 01:45 AM #7
You know, most of the things you posted under the coke section arent true. Ever seen the show Myth Busters? Well they did a special on Coke, and had most of those myths busted.
06-13-2004, 07:09 PM #8
yyeah i saw that show too
07-01-2005, 01:17 PM #9Junior Member
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From what I understand, it' s the carbonation in soda pop, not the acid that would clean a toilet. And the acidity of your stomach is higher than cola.
However, soda pop (especially sugary kind, although the artificial sweetners in diet aren't the best thing either) is not the healthiest thing in the world. I'll agree.
07-09-2005, 11:59 PM #10Originally Posted by Tobey
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I don't know about anyone else but a coca-cola gravy sounds pretty disgusting if you ask me.
04-02-2006, 10:28 AM #12New Member
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Actually I reckon it sounds rather tempting.
08-30-2006, 05:11 PM #13Junior Member
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I think i'll take a glass of water.
02-06-2007, 03:05 PM #14Junior Member
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good read I can't even drink coke haven't had one in over 2 years, I get kidney stones from it. one was 1 cm across talk about pain. I'm not even gonna go into how it was removed. since i'ved stopped drinking that crap I haven't had one since.
04-24-2007, 03:45 PM #15
ah that is interesting... good info..
10-26-2007, 11:14 PM #16
OK, i know a couple of the coke ones are true and a couple are fake. My friend used to work for coke as a driver and they do not have to use hazardous waste indicators on the trucks and the drivers do not have to have haz-mat endorsements. you CAN use coke to clean a windshield and a toilet, and i lean toward believing the blood thing, but i've never seen it done.
10-27-2007, 08:49 AM #17
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none of them I'll have a pepsi
02-28-2009, 03:18 PM #18
This is the dumbest sticky I have ever read, on any forum, anywhere.
02-28-2009, 03:35 PM #19Originally Posted by BrokenBricks;4466***
08-15-2009, 02:36 AM #20Junior Member
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pour into toilet,pour into mouth,pour into toilet
our into mouth
08-15-2009, 02:13 PM #21
that is interesting thanks for the info..
08-15-2009, 04:02 PM #22
Thanks for the info but the coke part is all crap, especially the whole thing about the pH. There's no constant pH for any liquid or acid, so it's all about the concentration of the phospheric acid in coke. Coke actually has a pH of 3.5, if the guy who tested it on youtube isn't lying.
Anyway, here's something I found on google in response to these myths:
Ah, Coke mythology! Actually, nearly everyone of these items has been debunked.
In many states the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident. FALSE. No one who has investigated this message has been able to locate any highway patrol unit that carries Coke for blood removal. As one research said, “Plain water would be as effective and less costly for cleaning pavement.” It would certainly leave a nice sticky mess on the pavement that would have to be rinsed off with – you guessed it – WATER. Just use water in the first place! If anyone ever finds a highway patrol unit spending money on Coke and claiming it’s for blood removal, turn ‘em in and tell them to buy their Cokes with their own money.
You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be gone in two days. FALSE. Try the experiment yourself. Loads of people have. It does not work. The steak will get very mushy from the liquid and it will tenderize. It won’t dissolve.
To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl…Let the “real thing” sit for one hour, then flush clean. FALSE. Coke will be a poor china cleaner. The only cleaning properties in Coke is the carbonic acid (which will cause a bit of foaming) and the small amount of citric acid (a known cleaner helper). However, the carmel coloring and sugar will not be helpful. Besides, since when does a liquid adhere to the sides of the bowl? It doesn’t. Anyone can tell you that carmel coloring stains. You’d do better with plain baking soda or clear, sugar free soda water. This has also been tried with poor results.
The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china. SAME.
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. Dip the aluminum in any liquid, or again, in baking soda charged water. Better than leaving yourself with a sticky mess.
To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion. Same to same. It’s the soda, so any form of foaming soda will work. Again, better than leaving yourself with a sticky mess to clean up.
To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes. Same to same. However, further down I provide a link by a young lady who thought she’d try these things as an experiment. She says that numbers 3 – 7 don’t work at all.
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. Of course Coke is great for ham. The soda and citric acid help in tenderizing, while the sugar and flavorings penetrate the ham and make it taste good. In Texas, we used Dr. Pepper instead. We also used it for roast and for brisket. I thought this anti-coke missive was supposed to be dissing Coke, but here is a yummy use!
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. I’m not about to put a can of sugared, carmel colored liquid in MY wash. Again, the young lady said it didn’t work (I didn’t think it would). Why leave yourself with sticky clothes that have to be washed again in – you guessed it – WATER! She did say that the windshield idea worked, but that her windshield was then all sticky. Ah, sugar! Use windex or a good windshield washing fluid.
The PH in the phosphorus is actually higher than stated. It won’t dissolve a nail (been tried). Lemon juice is far more acidic. Even OJ contains more phosphoric acid than Coke.
Trucks carrying sodas often have to carry haz-mat warnings, but not because the spillage of Coke could be hazardous. The same would be true of beer, champagne, plain soda water, etc., because in all of those, the carbonation is kept in under pressure. You know what happens if a soda can bursts or the champagne cork blows off! Yes, there certainly could be danger.
Coke doesn’t use the soda to clean truck engines. They’d have to be crazy to pour all that corn syrup over an engine! What they’d end up with is a sticky engine that will commence to smoking. Next time you see a delivery truck, ask the driver. It’s not a good idea anyway to wash an engine unless it’s done by a professional.
The disintegrating tooth idea wouldn’t fare any better than the meat or the nail. If Coke can’t eat away at a steak, how’s it going to do so with a tooth? Also, the message claims that Coke is a good cleaner for toilets and china, then goes on to say that it will eat away a tooth. After the soda cleans it and the soda goes flat, all that will be left is corn syrup, flavorings and colorings. The corn syrup will make the tooth sticky and the colorings will discolor it. That’s all.
As to the idea that we’re getting aluminum from drinking soda, how come in all these umpteen years that vegetables and everything else under the sun have been canned in aluminum, the writer isn’t wondering why we aren’t getting aluminum from that? If they’re really concerned, they could buy soda only in plastic or glass containers. Would that solve the problem?
If sugar is the cause of arthritis, then just about everyone should have it. Lot’s of my friends guzzle sugar and sodas and don’t have it.
08-03-2010, 02:09 PM #23
well if a beer isn't in the equation I'll take a glass of water! lol
11-23-2011, 09:41 PM #24Junior Member
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I don't know about the coke, but drinking diet pepsi will lead to weight gain and put you in an early grave.
08-04-2014, 04:20 PM #25New Member
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Great read. Thanks
09-26-2015, 01:05 PM #26New Member
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I used to drink the equivalent of a 2L of Diet Coke a day. My father (who was/is unsurprisingly obese) drank it as a substitute for water. I grew up drinking it from the age of 12 to the age of 16.
When I became more conscious of health and fitness, I decided to go on a stint of drinking only water. Quitting Coke cold turkey was more difficult than going off of any drug I've had experience with. I had become used to feeling drowsy, constantly having to urinate due to the caffeine (which I am admittedly sensitive to already), having sore joints and a constant mild headache, which I now believe is from the artificial sweeteners.
Now, I believe I can thank water for much of my good health. Bowel movements are much healthier, joints/tissue feel well, etc. I can't speak to any scientific research but my experiences have put me off any soda for life.
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