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By Max Greenberg

"Nutrition Goes Better with Coke"

Uploaded: Mar 17, 2015

An Associated Press article today, 3/17/2015, titled "Some dietitians are sugarcoating Coke", reports that "Coca Cola is working with fitness and nutrition 'experts' who suggest its soda (be thought of) as a treat at a time when the world's biggest beverage maker is being blamed for helping to fuel obesity rates." Though I am not a dietician or fitness expert, I would like to share a list of 20 practical uses for Coke (many thanks to the Collective Evolution website.) Coke has gotten such a bad rap lately that it's only fair that people become aware of it's many benefits, besides those that are being hyped by those nutrition and fitness experts.
20 Practical Uses For Coke
Removes grease stains from clothing and fabric
Removes rust; methods include using fabric dipped in Coke, a sponge or even aluminum foil. Also loosens rusty bolts
Removes blood stains from clothing and fabric.
Cleans oil stains from a garage floor; let the stain soak, hose off.
Kills slugs and snails; the acids kills them.
Cleans burnt pans; let the pan soak in the Coke, then rinse.
Descales a kettle (same method as with burnt pans)
Cleans car battery terminals by pouring a small amount of Coke over each one.
Cleans your engine; Coke distributors have been using this technique for decades.
Makes pennies shine; soaking old pennies in Coke will remove the tarnish.
Cleans tile grout; pour onto kitchen floor, leave for a few minutes, wipe up.
Dissolves a tooth; Use a sealed container?takes a while but it does work.
Removes gum from hair; dip into a small bowl of Coke, leave a few minutes. Gum will wipe off.
Removes stains from vitreous china.
Got a dirty pool? Adding two 2-liter bottles of Coke clears up rust.
You can remove (or fade) dye from hair by pouring diet Coke over it.
Remove marker stains from carpet. Applying Coke, scrubbing and then clean with soapy water will remove marker stains.
Cleans a toilet; pour around bowl, leave for a while, flush clean.
Coke and aluminum foil will bring Chrome to a high shine.
Strips paint off metal furniture. Soak a towel in Coke and lay it on the paint surface.
Note: Coke acts as an acidic cleaner. The amount of acid in soda is enough to wear away at the enamel of your teeth, making them more susceptible to decay. In tests done on the acidity levels of soda, certain ones were found to have PH levels as low as 2.5. To put that into perspective, consider that battery acid has a pH of 1 and pure water has a pH of 7.

Would love to hear other uses folks have had for Coke, especially those related to cleaning.

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