Interesting facts

United States
December 23, 2006 8:50am CST
hi i'm writing some interesting facts. will appreciate lots from all. COKE -- No wonder coke tastes sooooo good 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 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 the stains from vitreous china. 4. to remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers, rub the bumper with a crumpled- up piece of reynolds wrap aluminium foil dipped in coca cola. 5. to clean corrosion from car battery teminals. 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 in the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminium foil, and bake.thirty minutes before the ham is finished, remove the foil allow 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. the active ingredient in coke is phosphoric acid. it will dissolve a nail in about 4 days.
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@webballs (96)
• Canada
24 Dec 06
Thanks for the info!!!
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@rebelann (70317)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Feb
Good to know, right?
• China
24 Dec 06
Good information. hope I may use these information in the future.
@rebelann (70317)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Feb
Just do not drink the cola
@zeus1a (1047)
• Netherlands
24 Dec 06
Well i dont quite doubt..i am a coke addicted i have to say...so far nothing has happened to me..but i hope i ll stop it really soon!
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@rebelann (70317)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Feb
I hope you stopped drinking it after you read this.
• United States
24 Dec 06
A quick search on this shows that these aren't facts at all. You can go to clevermagazine.com to learn some of the research they did based on these "facts". interesting to read, maybe, but not true.
@rebelann (70317)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Feb
So a coke can't get blood stains off the highway after an accident?
• Canada
24 Dec 06
That stuff's kind of neat. I wonder if it's all true! So, somebody, anybody, grab a couple cans of coke, and try all the above information! And then post here whether it works or not!
@rebelann (70317)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Feb
Why don't you try it?
@abhisree (520)
• India
24 Dec 06
thanx for sharing that information..the point is that people know yet they consume coke..
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@rebelann (70317)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Feb
Yep, many don't believe what the author said so they just keep drinking the stuff.
• India
24 Dec 06
That was a great piece of research. I have stopped drinking coke since 2 years. I have heard that it can cause tooth cavity, so i gave up drinking coke. It also causes obesity, and this is the reason why kids of this generation are so obese.
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@rebelann (70317)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Feb
Coke is only part of the problem, technology is the other.
• United States
24 Dec 06
X-Men: 1. Wolverine was created by Chris Claremont and Dave Cockran (may he rest in peace). 2. Wolverine was supposed to be a teenager at first, but Claremont thought it would be better if he were an adult since most of the members were adults already. 3. Rogue was intented to be 40ish of age at first, but throughout her run in the X-Men she got younger, so an origin story was created on her to explain it all. 4. Hugh Jackman has a twin sister, she looks just like Hugh, and when filming for X2 was going on, she dressed up like Hugh and no one on the set could tell whether or not the person dressed as Wolverine was him or his sister. 5. More double takes: Shawn Ashmore has an identical twin brother who also happens to be an actor, and strangely enough, his brother also dressed up like his character Iceman on the set of X2 and no one could tell if Iceman was Shawn or his twin brother. Talk about mutant mayhem. 6. The women on the set of X2 and X3 are heavy eaters. Famke Jensen and Rebecca Romaijn are both 5'11' and so they needed lots of food to keep their strength up while shooting all of those difficult stunts, that was right, these women has no doubles. 7. Chris Claremont and Stan Lee made appearences in X3. Stan was the mailman and Chris was the neighbor mowing his lawn in the very beginning of the film. 8. Anna Paquin actually did color a streak in her hair while playing the part of Rogue. She was so devoted to the character that she wanted the white streak in her hair to be real. 9. James Marsden (Cyclops) was shooting X3 while shooting Superman Returns. Cyclops was killed early in the film because of the filming conflicts. 10. Bryan Singer directed both the first two X-Men films and Superman Returns. It was a good thing that Bryan was choosen to direct Superman Returns because most of the other people who wanted to direct were not going to stay true to the character like Bryan did. 11. Gambit was going to be in X3, but no one could agree as to how to go about his character. In fact, it would have taken more than two hours to introduce his character according to many of the writers. 12. Kelsey Grammer or Fraiser and Sideshow Bob was claimed by everyone to be the perfect Beast for X3. He was born to play that character. 13. The X-Men are divided in Civil War, the new Marvel Comics series that has been going on for a year now.
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@rebelann (70317)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Feb
That's some interesting tidbits about Xmen, you should have written your own post.
@not4me (1713)
• United States
24 Dec 06
The Mythbusters on the Discovery channel already did an entire show about this and almost all of those myths you put down were busted big-time. You should check it out online or something. The ham thing works (personal experience - not a Mythbuster thing - my husband always cooks them with a can of Coke) and I think it helped get rid of rust pretty well but that was about it and they tested all of those.
@rebelann (70317)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Feb
Well, so much for it being a miracle cleanser .... just don't drink the stuff, right?
@josan181237 (1205)
• Philippines
24 Dec 06
ok i'll take note of that. so if i swallowed a nail i'll just drink coke then wait for 4 days for the outstanding effect. :) but really..tnx 4 the info..i'll drink pepsi instead. Generation Next! :)
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@rebelann (70317)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Feb
I pray you've never swallowed a nail.
• Singapore
24 Dec 06
thanks for the info. coke is really the best! it tatse so good and yet has so much uses!! :)
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@rebelann (70317)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Feb
You're funny. After what you just read you still want to drink the stuff.
@kannan86 (208)
• India
24 Dec 06
great job.... i dont drink any canned drinks.
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@rebelann (70317)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Feb
That's smart. I don't like sweet drinks either, just water or tea for me.
24 Dec 06
they tested most of these on Mythbusters on the discovery channel and most of them worked, some of them even worked better than the products designed to do the job
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@raghwagh (1528)
• India
23 Dec 06
Good piece of information, but even then many youngsters like to drink coke in India, WHY? It is dam clear thay the coke like thing is thrown away from foreign countries so they are trying to sell that scrap in India.And for the same they are threatening to withdraw their investment.I thisny coke is trying to dominate India and Idians should wake up and themselves reject coke.
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• United States
24 Dec 06
I read this once before somewhere and find it absolutely fascinating! Thanks for posting it here-I thought that I would pass it on to my friends to read. Coke sure does have many uses and I'm tempted to try the nail experiment
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@rebelann (70317)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Feb
I hope you did and it worked, then you could tell your friends not to drink it because it would be like drinking a cleaner.
@kyle930 (763)
• United States
24 Dec 06
That is very interesting. Does the same thing work with pepsi as well?
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• United States
25 Dec 06
Hope its better to check it out
@blueman (16513)
• India
26 Dec 06
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@pooja_cg (1735)
• India
24 Dec 06
hi pooja,welcome to mylot.interesting information .in india some of the farmers are using pepsi as pesticides becoz its cheap and more effective.still so many people are drinking it with who cares attitude.thats pity for our young gen.being modern doesn't mean being an idiot.
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@AJEESH1 (372)
• India
24 Dec 06
THANX
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@amithzepp (153)
• India
24 Dec 06
coollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
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