Wednesday, September 14, 2005

10 'Elul 5765/14 September 2005: Various uses for Coca-Cola


Worthy cause of the day: The “We Need a Katrina Commission” petition.

Political griping of the day: “An orgy of looting and arson”, “Blinded by ideology”, and “Editorial: Hold Palestinians accountable”.

Today’s weird thing is some useful information on Coca-Cola from Emily’s collection, included below. Enjoy.


To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl. Let the "real thing" sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.

To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a crumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.

To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.

To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.

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.

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.


(FYI... the active ingredient in coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8 it will dissolve a nail in about 4 days. The distributors of coke have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years!)

Drink up!
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