Someone sent me the following information related to Coke, and I wondered how anyone who drinks very much of it could possibly have any stomach lining left! I also wonder if these statements are applicable to Pepsi or store brands of cola drinks?
1. In many states the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the trunk 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: Apply 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 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 the 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.
10. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a
major contributor to the rising! increase of osteoporosis.
11. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) commercial trucks must use hazardous Material placards reserved for highly corrosive materials.
12. The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean engines of the trucks for about 20 years!
I have to be honest, and admit that I did some further research which states the acidity of Coke is not as dangerous as one would think after reading the above statements. However, I do remember my uncle always kept a bottle of Coke in his car to pour over the windshield to cut highway grease!
Has anyone actually tried any of the other "uses" for Coke? Were they successful or not?