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Old 03-24-2006, 09:23 AM   #1
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Water vs. Coke

I got this in an e-mail today and found it interesting. Read on.

> > WATER OR COKE?
> >
> > This is really an eye opener...Water or Coke?
> > We all know that water is important but,
> > I've never seen it written down like this before.
> >
> >
> > WATER
> >
> > 1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
> >
> > 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
> > Universityof Washington study.
> >
> > 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
> > printed page.
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > And now for the properties of COKE:
> >
> > 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 the corrosion.
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > 9. 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 4days.
> > Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones
> > and is a major contributor to the rising increase in
> > osteoporosis.
> >
> > 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 coke or a glass
> > of water?
> >
> > Have A Great Day and Share It With Others
> >
> >
> > Do you still want a coke?
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Old 03-24-2006, 09:36 AM   #2
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I think all cola's contain phosphoric acid, coke just has the highest Concentration. And theres no way Im rubbing aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola on my chrome bumper.
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Old 03-24-2006, 09:59 AM   #3
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Yeah, I'm not going to waste a good steak by dissolving it in coke either.
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Old 03-24-2006, 10:22 AM   #4
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Well, I'm gonna get some water
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Old 03-24-2006, 10:48 AM   #5
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what is it, snoops.com .. one of the websites disproves MANY of those myths... like the steak will be gone if u leave it in coke? no way
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Old 03-24-2006, 11:20 AM   #6
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^^^You also have to consider who wrote the thing. They always make things seem worse than reality. I rarely drink soda, but I don't think it's that bad. I'm more freaked at how much sugar is in the stuff.
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Old 03-24-2006, 11:58 AM   #7
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these have been busted. http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/
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well except the ham, I use coke when I make a ham and it makes it very tender and juicy. and that toilet thing, I've done that but it is no more effective than other acidic cleaning compounds. your stomach has a more acidic mix in it.

And for that matter I used to use sprite to clean grills as well as military beverage mix (bug juice) which also cleans brass deck drains.
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Old 03-24-2006, 12:13 PM   #9
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Mythbusters did a thing on the steak and the chrome (maybe others, i don't remember them all). The Steak thing was a myth, it stayed put but from what i remember, it reaked and was very tender. The chrome thing was more effective than other cleaners that they had.

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Old 03-24-2006, 02:24 PM   #10
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> > 3. The distributors of coke have been using it to
> > clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years!

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Old 03-24-2006, 02:34 PM   #11
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lol. realy.. no company's that own trucks clean the engine. if you want a clean engine you do it your self(the company has nothing to do with it.)


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I still wont drink coke but I know most of that is garbage.

I love one of the myths on that snoops website.
"fanta was invented by the nazis" !!!
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Oh well the two beverages I ingest the most are coke and water
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Oh well the two beverages I ingest the most are coke and water
Ha ha Well Maybe you need a taste of Russian vodka? Maybe? Or a coffee?
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coke is the best soda ever made, EVAR
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