Coca Cola

@mcmomss (2601)
United States
January 28, 2007 1:50pm CST
Did you know that if you take a nail and soak it in coke for a few days that it will completely dissolve. If you soak a penny in coke it will look as shiny as a brand new one. I've also heard it's very good for cleaning toilets. If it can do all that, imagine what it's doing to your stomach.
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• United States
28 Jan 07
There was a show on the discovery channel where they tested all kinds of use for coca cola. They said it cleans chrome better than the leading product for chrome cleaning.
@mcmomss (2601)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I wish I would have seen that show. I think it's fascinating that coke can do all that yet people still drink it.
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• United States
28 Jan 07
It was a mythbusters episode (love that show!)
• United States
30 Jan 07
So many bad things about soda but the taste is so addicting. Just for the fact that it's fattening is enough for me to stop drinking it. So I suggest drinking a lot of water after drinking soda to wash it out.
@mcmomss (2601)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I try not to drink it very often, but every once in a while I just have to have some. It can be addicting so I usually don't even have it in my house. If it's here, I'd drink it.
@Thoroughrob (11756)
• United States
29 Jan 07
It is really scary isn't it. I know I can't drink it. It tears my stomache to pieces. I can just imagine what it would do if you drank it all the time.
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@mcmomss (2601)
• United States
30 Jan 07
It does the same thing to my stomach. But I know there are people who do drink it all the time and they don't have any problem. At least not yet.
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
28 Jan 07
Actually, I watched a Myth Busters on Coke. LOL They showed that it can't dissolve a nail but your right, it does shine a penny pretty well! I think the acid in the soda is what does this. But we also have acid in our stomach to break down our food...so I am not too worried about it. :)
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@mcmomss (2601)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I'll have to start watching Myth Busters. I know it's the acid and there must be a lot more in it than other sodas because my stomach just can't handle it.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
28 Jan 07
Being once a bartender this was common knowledge. Also whiskey is so flammable it can melt glass and we drink it anyway! Just wonder what other loved foods do what to your delicate bodies! Thanks for sharing this, it bears repeating so that people can learn to watch what they intake!!
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@mcmomss (2601)
• United States
29 Jan 07
That's what I was wondering. If a popular product like coke is that bad for you, who knows what else we are putting into our bodies.
• Australia
28 Jan 07
Yep. I use it in my toilet all the time and its makes the toilet sparkle. I dont drink it very often because its not good for the stomach or teeth and has way too much sugar in it. I also use it when I roast a chook. I just put the chook in a baking tray and pour some coke over it and it is really delicious. Have you tried that before?
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@mcmomss (2601)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I never tried that. I have a recipe for a coca cola cake that is really good. I don't drink it very much anymore either. I used to, but it upsets my stomach now.
@sahyd2don (2949)
• India
28 Jan 07
I didn't knew that coca cola is so stong.God knows what it does after it goes in.I don't think any body will use coca cola for cleaning toilets.Did you try it or heard any body doing it.Where do you live?
@mcmomss (2601)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I've never used it to clean my toilet, but I know people who have. It really works good. I did have the boys that come to my house for cub scouts try soaking the penny in it as an experiment. It really works good for that too and it doesn't take that long either.