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Coke vs. Water

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by poker face, Aug 29, 2003.

  1. poker face

    poker face TRIBE Member

    Here is an interesting email that I recieved from vixen today.

    We all know that water is important but have we ever seen it written down like this before?


    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 shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 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
    gallons of coke in the truck to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.

    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 to the 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 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.

    9. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.


    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 engines of their trucks for about 20 years!

    Now the question is: Would you like a coke or a glass of water?

    Have a Great Day and Share It with Others!!!!
  2. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member




    "Origins: _ 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 oils 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: concentration. 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 cause harm. The only people who proffer the ridiculous statements that Coca-Cola will dissolve a steak, a tooth, or a nail in a day or two are people who have never actually tried any of these things, because they just don't happen. (Anyone 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 he's ever cleaned blood stains off a highway with Coca-Cola. If you're lucky, by the time he stops laughing he'll have forgotten about the citation he was going to give you.

    Last updated: _ 20 November 2001 "
  3. TaCk OnE?

    TaCk OnE? TRIBE Member

    haha, his cut and paste sure put your cut and paste in its place!

  4. Skipper

    Skipper TRIBE Member

    I would forever choose coke over water.
  5. Stan

    Stan TRIBE Member

    [insert Justin Timberlake's "owned" picture here]
  6. KiFe

    KiFe TRIBE Member

  7. Soundstream

    Soundstream TRIBE Member

    I was just about to point out all the inaccuracies, but it looks like someone's cut and paste summed it up nicely and saved me a lot of typing. ;)

    Cheers ... Ian :)
  8. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    I hate email fwds, especially ones that no one bothers fact checking.
  9. Stan

    Stan TRIBE Member

    Okay everyone let's stop beating up on poor poker face. Regardless of his post's inaccuracies, the underlying message is pretty sound -- drinking more water is good. And drinking too much pop is bad.
  10. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member

    Yum.... Vanilla Coke!
  11. jungleboy

    jungleboy TRIBE Promoter

    ...I doubt most of those silly claims...and besides I don't think it's hard argument to tell people water is better than Coke anyways!...
  12. Nesta

    Nesta TRIBE Member

    i stopped drinking pop a few years ago... it didn't sit well in my stomach.
  13. Yourmamas

    Yourmamas TRIBE Member

    pepsi would win in a fight. During the blackout, there was no pepsi to be had here,

    Work of Terrorists? Not too sure.
  14. Eccentric (LRG)

    Eccentric (LRG) TRIBE Member

    Which picture is this ?
  15. bucky

    bucky TRIBE Member

  16. Eccentric (LRG)

    Eccentric (LRG) TRIBE Member

    Yea I wish I owned Justin !
  17. skyparty

    skyparty TRIBE Member

    vanilla PEPSI.

    i love that they've finally come out with this,
    and the commercial is hilarious!
  18. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member


    It's called a RUM & COKE.

    Not a RUM & pepsi ;)
  19. Eccentric (LRG)

    Eccentric (LRG) TRIBE Member

    Theres a Vanilla Pepsi now ?
    whoa... I'ma big fan of Coka Cola, but I'll have to check out the pepsi now to.

    I <3 Vanilla anything almost.
  20. xtollo

    xtollo TRIBE Member

    I'm having a personal strug with my Coke drinking problem. I try to limit myself to one can of coke a day, but it's fucking impossible. Coke is by far my worst vice.

  21. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

  22. Bumbaclat

    Bumbaclat TRIBE Member

    water all the way. I drink litres every day.
  23. xtollo

    xtollo TRIBE Member

    So yeah, are we all in on a sat night. boo!
  24. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    2001 on space
  25. xtollo

    xtollo TRIBE Member

    yeah, I already have it on dvd. Plus I need like 3 spliffs do enjoy that flick properly, le sigh.

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