I've never been a huge pop fan. But in small doses, every now and then, I do like to have a coke. I can't think of the last time I had a full can (I've always preferred fountain pop because it's so watered down), but on those days where my stomach just won't settle (or I'm hungover), I'll definitely make the trek for one.
I've had IBS for as long as I can remember and I was diagnosed as a celiac about 3 years ago. So needless to say, when my stomach gets angry, it gets angry. And for some reason a little bit of coke always seemed to settle it. I never really thought about why, until I saw a glass of coke eat a metal pad lock.
We were on a family vacation to my grandparents house on the ocean. They don't use their boat much, so it gets some wear and tear from sitting all year. The pad lock chaining the boat to the dock had rusted shut and no amount of force could get the key to open it. My uncle came over with a glass and a can of coke. He poured the coke in, soaked the lock for about 2 minutes and literally before our eyes, the rust (and the lock) started to break away. It took under 5 minutes for the coke to eat through a layer of rust that had been sitting for over a year. I don't know if it was the rust or the coke, but the lock broke into two separate pieces.
Either way, I've never looked at coke the same. How could I put something in my body that was capable of EATING metal?
Then I came across this...
To prove Coke does not belong in the human body, here are 20 practical ways you can use Coke as a domestic cleaner:
1. Removes grease stains from clothing and fabric
2. Removes rust; methods include using fabric dipped in Coke, a sponge or even aluminum foil. Also loosens rusty bolts
3. Removes blood stains from clothing and fabric.
4. Cleans oil stains from a garage floor; let the stain soak, hose off.
5. Kills slugs and snails; the acids kills them.
6. Cleans burnt pans; let the pan soak in the Coke, then rinse.
7. Descales a kettle (same method as with burnt pans)
8. Cleans car battery terminals by pouring a small amount of Coke over each one.
9. Cleans your engine; Coke distributors have been using this technique for decades.
10. Makes pennies shine; soaking old pennies in Coke will remove the tarnish.
11. Cleans tile grout; pour onto kitchen floor, leave for a few minutes, wipe up.
12. Dissolves a tooth; Use a sealed container…takes a while but it does work.
13. Removes gum from hair; dip into a small bowl of Coke, leave a few minutes. Gum will wipe off.
14. Removes stains from vitreous china.
15. Got a dirty pool? Adding two 2-liter bottles of Coke clears up rust.
16. You can remove (or fade) dye from hair by pouring diet Coke over it.
17. Remove marker stains from carpet. Applying Coke, scrubbing and then clean with soapy water will remove marker stains.
18. Cleans a toilet; pour around bowl, leave for a while, flush clean.
19. Coke and aluminum foil will bring Chrome to a high shine.
20. Strips paint off metal furniture. Soak a towel in Coke and lay it on the paint surface.
Now can you imagine what is does to your stomach lining?