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Coca-Cola Coke - The Wonder Cola!

Updated on June 1, 2012

Coca Cola

Please forgive me if you find the title not really suitable for this article. But then, I couldn't resist!. It is true that Coke and Pepsi are having a tough time in countries like India in recent years. There were reports that confirmed that these colas and soft drinks contained pesticides way above permissible limit. These companies ran into issues like exploiting water resources and retailers refusing to sell products etc.

But then some farmers in India turned this information to their advantage. Hundreds of farmers in Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh states in India discovered that spraying their cotton and chilly crop with Coke, is much cheaper and as effective as the prohibitively expensive, patented pesticides being marketed by multinational chemical companies. Good for them!

Cola As Pesticide

Coke
Coke

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Many Uses Of Coca Cola

It is then I found out that Coca Cola can be a real handy thing to keep at home. There are many things that you can do with coke. I am sure people who are more adventurous and experimental must have discovered more uses for Coke. I will try to list some of the uses I know.

  • There are softwares with which you can make your digitized photos into an old sepia tone. But how will you render the same effect to the new color photo print that you have done yesterday? Well, its really easy, Get Coke!. Just brush the photograph lightly with Coca Cola and dry quickly. You can use cotton swab. Make sure that you don't wet it too much, or it will buckle. Photocopied black and white pictures make great antique looking prints, if you treat them in the same way.
  • You have some good news if you are a coin collector. Soak your old coin collection in Coke. This gives a brilliant shine for collections and decorative items.
  • If you kettle is having limescales inside it, do not worry. Pour Coca Cola into your kettle and leave all day. This will remove limescale and makes it clean inside.
  • Run out of toilet cleaning liquid? A can of Coke poured into the toilet will do the job. The acid in the drink gets to work right away.
  • Suppose you have a badly burnt saucepan, you can clean it by pouring Coke into it and boiling. This takes out all the staining.
  • You can clean your fading inexpensive jewelry in a glass of Coke. Brush with a toothbrush and rinse well. But do not try this on your valuable stuff, or those with gem stones in them.
  • When you dye your hair and the result is too intense, flat Coca Cola will help to lighten it. Apply a smooth coat and wash after 10 minutes. Flat Coke also makes a good hair conditioner. Pour it over your hair, rinse and dry.
  • By mixing Coke and Ketchup in equal measures you can make excellent barbecue sause. Marinate your chicken, beef etc in this mix before cooking. It's will be delicious.
  • Pouring Coke into flat wide dishes in the garden will help to rid your plants of slugs. They are attracted by the sweet smell and once they fall in, they won't be able to get out.
  • A little flat Coca Cola helps to settle upset stomachs. However taking fizzy fresh Coke could worsen the condition.
  • Wrap a piece of cloth soaked in Coca Cola on rusty bolts and leave for a few hours. It will be easier to move now.

Mentos Coke Experiment

Coke Plus Mentos

I have seen many videos in which people experiment with Coca Cola and Mentos. The visual effect is really special. Here is one of the videos that I liked.

But it makes me wonder if some kids decided to eat one or two mentos and then drink Coke what will happen to them? If the scenes depicted in those videos are any clue to go by................

What do you think of Coke?

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      aloconfe 

      6 years ago

      i love coca colas

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      nicomp really 

      7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Phosphoric acid, I guess.

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      ProCW 

      7 years ago from South Carolina

      Interesting stuff, Sun. I like coke, however Dr. Pepper is my daily soda of choice.

      It seems like I've seen coke and other various sodas help with corroded car batteries, too.

      Thanks! :)

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      Doug 

      8 years ago

      My Great Uncle Billy drank Coke all of his adult life. Coca-Cola was invented when he was five and he died in 1985 at the ripe old age of 104.

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      debugs 

      8 years ago from Odessey777, Umbris

      I always loved Coca-Cola...

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      Paige 

      9 years ago

      i really like coca cola so much!

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      Warren Samu 

      10 years ago from San Diego, CA

      Ironic, useful, and entertaining! :)

      I have to admit, I do like my diet soda.

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 

      10 years ago from Chennai

      People are funny! They drink a brown liquid which does nothing to their health but stains their teeth and kills their appetite.

      (I'm just discovering your old hubs, SunSvene!)

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      Defmall 

      10 years ago

      WOW! This is one through hub, bub!

      It reminds me of the Coke vs. Pepsi lens on Squidoo: www.Squidoo.com/CokevsPepsi

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      Zsuzsy Bee 

      10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      SunSeven!

      Great HUB. I'm guilty, guilty, guilty. I just love a nice cold Coca Cola not pepsi but the real thing. I'll need to think about your info. Cut down? But it tastes so good...Hmmm

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      10 years ago from France

      I do not like drinking fizzy drinks, least of all Coca cola, But I must admit that so far it has been the best hangover cure that I have tried ;-)

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      adri 

      11 years ago

      I will get stomachache if take a coca cola

      so I just take it little

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      azad 

      11 years ago

      Have read so many articles on the bad effects of coca cola and other similar products. We don't drink coca cola at home and nor do we encourage others.

      We have given instructions to the day care that my child is not to be given coca cola and other similar products, juices are always welcome.

      If it can clean toilet bowls, what can it do to our body, just think.

      Some people are addicted to coca cola and can never give up the habit. I too loved coca cola, but never touched it after seeing emails of this nature.

      Drink water, plain tea, milk or fresh juices, if you need to.

      Thanks to Hub pages for highlighting.

      Cheers

      Colombo, Sri Lanka

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      Avinash 

      11 years ago

      I really appreciate the effort put in for spreading such a great message to every corner of the world. We have already stopped drinking such soft drinks which can make our life worst especially children. I always try to make others aware of this. Keep it up.

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      Marye Audet 

      11 years ago

      I usually stick with water..but once in a while I like the fizz! Maybe I should try spraying my heirloom vegetables with it?

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      Girija Shankar 

      11 years ago

      Coca cola is highly acidic, pH = 3.5 due to dissolved carbon di oxide making it carbonic acid. That is why it exhibits all acidic properties mentioned above.

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      AyurHerb 

      11 years ago

      Coke and Pepsi are not good for your health

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      Rhine 

      11 years ago

      It is my understanding that Cola companies adopt different quality standards for different countries!

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      Prince Maak 

      11 years ago from Just Above the EARTH and below the SKY

      Hi Sunseven I like coke a lot, u`er Hub cannot prevent me from drinking COCA COLA. hehe. Execellent work.

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      surendra 

      11 years ago

      i drink min 3 coca-cola everyday..so far no effrct of bad health experienced..will it affect my health in future..till ur advice i will continue drinking coca- cocala..thanks in anticipation of receiving advice..

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      Dave McClure 

      11 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

      It's also excellent for dissolving teeth and removing fillings. Phosphoric acid is wonderful stuff, but it beats me why anyone would want to drink it!

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      ClicksnAds 

      11 years ago from Fairmount

      I'm sitting here drinking a coke right now.

      Bummer.

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      Bob Ewing 

      11 years ago from New Brunswick

      No fan of coca-cola here. good info.

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