I wonder how stomach acid would compare with Coke? How about EDTA,
hemoglobin, or bile? My bet is that we all would have to wear hazardous
materials banners on our backs if the saftey NAZI's and environmentalists
ever figured out what nasty chemicals are already in our bodies.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Adam Bradley" <email@example.com>
To: "datsunmike" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Datsun Roadster List"
Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2002 10:24 AM
Subject: Re: O/T Water or Coke?
> Of course, this is false:
> To quote Snopes without their permission:
> Many of the entries above are just simple household tips involving
> Coca-Cola. That you can cook and clean with Coke is relatively meaningless
> from a safety standpoint -- you can use a wide array of common household
> substances (including water) for the same purposes; that doesn't
> necessarily make them dangerous. The fact is that all carbonated soft
> drinks contain carbonic acid, which is moderately useful for tasks such as
> removing stains and dissolving rust deposits (although plain soda water is
> much better for such purposes than Coca-Cola or other soft drinks, as it
> doesn't leave a sticky sugar residue behind). Carbonic acid is relatively
> weak, however, and people have been drinking carbonated water for many
> years with no detrimental effects.
> The rest of the claims offered here are, in a word, stupid. Coca-Cola does
> contain small amounts of citric acid (from the orange, lemon, and lime
> in its formula) and phosphoric acid. However, all the insinuations about
> the dangers these acids might pose to people who drink Coca-Cola ignore a
> simple concept familiar to any first-year chemistry student:
> Coca-Cola contains less citric acid than orange juice does, and the
> concentration of phosphoric acid in Coke is far too small (a mere 11 to 13
> grams per gallon of syrup, or about 0.20 to 0.30 per cent of the total
> formula) to harm anyone, no matter how much Coke he guzzles. The only
> people who proffer the ridiculous statements that Coca-Cola will dissolve
> steak, a tooth, or a nail in a matter of days are people who have never
> actually tried any of these things, because they just don't happen.
> who conducts these experiments will find himself at the end of two days
> with a whole tooth, a whole nail, and one very soggy t-bone.)
> The next time you're stopped by a highway patrolman, try asking him if
> ever cleaned blood stains off a highway with Coca-Cola. If you're lucky,
> the time he stops laughing he'll have forgotten about the citation he was
> going to give you.
> At 06:49 AM 6/13/2002 -0400, datsunmike wrote:
> >Some car repair tips included.
> > >
> > > 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
> > > 100%
> > > of the dieters studied in a University of 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
> > > of
> > > Coke in the truck to remove blood from the highway after a car
> > > 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
> > > 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 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 4
> > > days. 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 engine
> > > their trucks for about 20 years!
> > >
> > > Now the question is, would you like a glass of
> > > water or coke?
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