Want a coke?


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Here is some useless info I got in an e-mail..

A Coke And A Smile

1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (Likely
applies to half world population)

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 will shut down midnight hunger pangs
for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a U-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.

Are you drinking the amount of water you should every day?


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 Coke 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 Coke.

5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a
can of Coke over the terminals to bubble away the

6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in
Coke to the rusted bolt for several minutes.

7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coke 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.

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 Coke will help loosen grease
stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.

For Your Info

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 coke 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 glass of water or a

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I'll have a beer!!! Hopefully the acid content is a higher ph.



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According to your calculations I should have disintegrated about 6 years ago. Thanks for the tip. After all the coke I've had, I might as well just keep on drinking. Besides, I heard a big meteorite is coming to get us all. It said so on the cover of the Enquirer.


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I think I'll go put a nail in a coke, and get back to you in 4 days. the coke facts sound a little wacky.....BUT, I've taken a lot of physiology, and the dehydration facts sound right on. Most people are dehydrated...as my physiology professor would say..."check your urine, it should be COPIOUS AND CLEAR" meaning if you're pee is yellow during your waking hours, you are dehydrated.
As for beer, it will dehydrate you even more...ethanol lowers your levels of ADH (hormone) which means you don't retain hardly any water, you just pee it out. All a hangover is, is symptoms of dehydration.



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Hmmmm....my Uncle Al died a couple months ago from throat cancer (never smoked a day in his life) and the doctors said it was likely due to his habit since he was a young boy of gargling with baking soda (it's an old fashioned thing I guess, he was about 80). They said the corrosiveness of the baking soda ate away the lining of his throat over the years and left it susceptible. Coke has got to be wayyyyyy worse. Since I heard that I've limited myself to a glass of soda in the morning and one or two in the evening with water all day at work (and yet I still smoke...go figure! Two more weeks and I'm going through a program to quit though). I feel better, that's for sure. I also heard years ago that drinking carbonated beverages on an empty stomach increases your risk of cancer. Who knows?! I don't think it takes anything more than common sense to know that water's going to be better for you than soda.

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also- the caffeine in Coke will dehydrate you. and it also causes heartburn! so i guess rum and coke should kill you one way or another...

If your gonna go, go BIG


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Jen, I'm glad to hear your gonna quit smoking. My dad quit on November 11th, 1979 at the age of 49, and the only reason was that after 2 packs a day over three decades (around a quarter of a million cigarettes I think) his lungs and heart quit too.


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If you look at pretty much all of the cola drinks, they all have phosphoric acid in them. That seems to be the main point to the message. So I guess it isnt just coke that it is a killer.


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I always thot at least part of a hangover was your body's reaction to getting rid of all of the destroyed red blood cells that were poisoning your bloodstream.
My mom worked in a hospital laboratory and she showed me something at an impressionable age. Pulled out some fresh whole blood in Hematology and put a drop on a slide. Then she put some alcohol on the slide and had me watch thru a microscope what happened as the alcohol came in contact with the red blood cells. It was cool, they blow up !!! Literally, they blow up on contact with alcohol, as in not there any more - just some wreckage and stuff that looked like bits of torn (skin) tissue. Kinda made drinking not that attractive to a 15 y.o. Mostly cause I couldn't watch them blow up. If I could have, that would have been cool, but to suffer and not get to see it happen didn't seem like much fun. I think if they showed that at school, say in Chemistry class, that at least a few would be less likely to drink. I didn't until I was 20 and I had to stop @ 24 as it was turning into a slippery slope.

Coke may or may not have Phosphoric acid in it I don't know, but all carbonated drinks have Carbonic acid in them. It's classed as a weak acid, but it's still pretty strong. You get Carbonic acid from injecting CO2 into water.


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