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Crazy Things Coco Cola Can Do Better Than Anything Else!

Updated on April 11, 2015
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Dallas W Thompson was born in Bakersfield, California to "Grapes of Wrath" descendants. First born son of three siblings of a preacher

Coco Cola: More Than A Refreshment!

Crazy Uses For Coco Cola
Crazy Uses For Coco Cola

Crazy Things You Can Do With Coco Cola!

Golf Clubs rusted? Soak in Coco Cola 24 hours and the rust is eaten away! I haven’t had a chance to test all of these out, but the ones I have listed here are the uses I found turning up time and again; not just on the web, but in books and magazines.

  • Clean a toilet: To clean a toilet, pour one can of coke into it and let it sit for one hour. Afterward, flush for a surprisingly good shine.
  • A powerful cleaning tool: Use coke to clean your engines. Coke distributors have been using this trick to clean their engines for over twenty years!
  • Get rid of hiccups: When you’ve got the hiccups, simply take a good mouthful of coke and gargle, your hiccups will vanish.
  • Clean burnt pans: To clean a burnt saucepan, simply add a can of coke and boil it.
  • Hair styling: Pour a can of flat coke into your hair and let stand a few minutes, wash out for outstanding curls.
  • Gum stuck in hair? Put the gum-infested part of your hair in coke and wait a few minutes, then gently wipe off.
  • Incredibly soft skin: Mix one tablespoon of standard coke with lotion and apply for soft and smooth skin.
  • Remove grease stains from clothing and fabric. Remove rust; methods include using fabric dipped in Coke, a sponge or even aluminum foil.
  • Remove blood stains from clothing and fabric.
  • Make gooey Coke funnel cakes.
  • Clean oil stains from a garage floor; let the stain soak, hose off.
  • Loosen a rusty bolt; pour on some Coke and wait for the magic to happen.
  • Kill slugs and snails; a small bowl of Coke will attract them, the acid will kill them.
  • Prevent an asthma attack! Apparently, the caffeine in two 12oz cans can prevent the onset of an attack.
  • Defrost a frozen windshield. Apply liberally and wait (I’ll see if this works in winter)
  • Clean burnt pans; let the pan soak in the Coke, then rinse.
  • De-scale a kettle using the same method in 11.
  • Neutralize a jellyfish sting.
  • Clean car battery terminals by pouring a small amount of Coke over each one.
  • Cure nausea; let a can of Coke go flat then take a teaspoon of Coke every hour.
  • Also, flat coke can help relieve an upset stomach (aka “the runs”)
  • 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 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.
  • 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 carbonic, citric and phosphoric acid. Its ph is 2.8.
  • To carry Coca-Cola syrup, (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the Hazardous Material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.

Coco Cola Company’s Position:

We are unaware of any state patrol officers using Coke for any purpose other than refreshment. Plain water would be as effective and less costly for cleaning pavement.

"The myths about disappearing teeth, nails, steaks and various other objects are just that--myths. These stories continue to spring up and get recycled because each new generation finds them hard to ignore, but they simply are not true.

"The other claims may be true to a lesser extent because there is a small amount of edible acid present in many foods, including fruit juices, buttermilk, and soft drinks, such as Coca-Cola. It is possible that the edible acid in any of these products could have the effects described, even though it's still quite safe to drink these products. However, we don't make any claims relating to other uses. Instead, we recommend using products specifically designed for cleaning or rust removal."

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      Dallas W Thompson 2 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Thanks! Glad you found it useful.

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      Alex Gadd 2 years ago from Great Missenden

      A great hub and may I add, one that scares me slightly when I consider how much of the stuff I drink in a day - what it must be doing to my insides? Before writing this response, will confess to trying clean toilet with coke and low behold, it worked.

      Great hub once again, most informative.

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      Dallas W Thompson 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Cogerson,

      Perhaps new uses can be discovered! Perhaps substitute milk with coke for a relaxing bath! Maybe that is what mom meant by "rusty elbows!" Coke would remove the rust...

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      Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

      I loved this hub....my family with the exception of me is addicted to drinking Coke .....I can not wait to suggest to them to clean the toilet with their beloved drink....or loosen a rusty bolt(this is a perfect suggestion as my honey do list this weekend is to take down a basketball goal that has very rusty bolts) or using Coco Cola on their hair....awesome suggestions that I greatly appreciate..now I just have to get my family to stop drinking the soda and start doing chores around the house with the Coke ...voted up and very useful.

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      Dallas W Thompson 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      I am learning to BBQ!

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      Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Bright idea Dallas! I have been known to shape-shift into a Moth-man on occasion lol!

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      Dallas W Thompson 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Alastar Packer,

      The slugs would have enjoyed the Cokes! Good thing they do not have teeth.. The acid is tough on enamel...

      Have not heard of the mercury thing in coke.

      Thanks for stopping by! I'll leave the light on for you...

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      Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Hmmm, could of saved me mom all that salt she used to put on the slugs who got into her garden. Felt a bit sorry for them as they writhed and dehydrated. Perhaps the Coke acid would have been a more merciful slug dispatcher. In any case you have a number of interesting articles that I'll get to over time Dallas. Btw, have you seen any stories about mercury showing up in Coca-Cola; its strange, particularly so since the heavy metal isn't even a part of the production process.

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      Dallas W Thompson 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      JessicaSmetz,

      We get to decide how useful!

      Thanks for your comments.

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      Just Ask Jess 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Wow! Who knew coke was so useful? If I knew this as a kid I wouldn't of had to chop my hair off!

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      Dallas W Thompson 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      femmeflashpoint,

      Perhaps store in "case of emergency!"

      Thanks for your comments.

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      femmeflashpoint 5 years ago

      My comment failed, so, I'll try again.

      I rarely drink soda, but on the occasions that I do, it's Coke. :) However, now I'm compelled to go buy a whole case of it just to play with!

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      Dallas W Thompson 7 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      vocalcoach, Most of us have used the "stuff..." Knowledge is power... It is a "challenge" too for your kidneys and liver... Thanks for stopping by...

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      Audrey Hunt 7 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Ok - no more diet coke for this lady. But, I am going to try it on my toilet. Thanks for such an informative and useful hub. Blows my mind (and perhaps it literally does that too) :-)

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      Dallas W Thompson 7 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Coca Cola is really hard on your kidneys... in addition the "cup of sugar per Coca Cola" adds up... Better to drink diet high caffeine "energy shots." Thanks for stopping by...

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      Martie Coetser 7 years ago from South Africa

      Oh my gosh! I am addicted to Coca-Cola. Drink about 4 glases per day. So I guess my stomach and guts are stainless and greaseless? Thanks for this. Bookmarked and voted up!

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      Dallas W Thompson 7 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Katiem2 Thanks for stopping by.. I'll leave the light on...

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      katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

      Thanks for all the great tips on what Coca Cola can do better than anything else, the many uses are great to know, I appreciate your report! :)

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      Dallas W Thompson 7 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      It must rotten the snails teeth, and they starve to death! Or the Coco Cola destroys their shells. Thanks for stopping by...

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      Dawn Michael 7 years ago from THOUSAND OAKS

      This is why we drink water in our home, no soda, but it really does sound like a good way to keep the snails out of my garden, I loved that one......lol

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      Dallas W Thompson 7 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Your Avatar reminds me of Green Acres.. The chores, the stores... Thanks for stopping by...

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      Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

      dallas - great to read a hub that is both useful and ridiculous. Hmmm, maybe that's why I don't drink the stuff, haha.

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      Dallas W Thompson 7 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Darlene Sabella, Knowledge is power! Thanks for stopping by...

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      Darlene Sabella 7 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Ha! How cleaver is this, great hub, and I always have some around the house. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea with us. Thumbs up

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      kaltopsyd 7 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

      Haha, great response!

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      Dallas W Thompson 7 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      kaltopsyd, Coke, choke, croak! Not really.. Perhaps the key is moderation...

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      kaltopsyd 7 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

      That shows just how unhealthy Coke is for you. Haha. I found out some of those uses a couple of years ago and I basically came to the conclusion that I'm not putting that in my body... I must admit though... I dank a bottle of coke just last month. Hehe. Good Hub!

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      Dallas W Thompson 7 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Coke, the ubiquitous product that does everything!

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      torimari 7 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Wow, I was unaware of all the uses of Coke. At the same time, it kind of disturbs me that I can clean a toilet and blood with it, yet drink the same substance, hehe.