Friday, December 1, 2006

Some Coke myths

Coca-cola myths

I've heard so many myths about the "amazing" Coke but never knew which were true and which weren't so I decided to do some research and find out (no, not by opening a can of Coke).

"You can dissolve corrosion just by using Coca-cola"
True?

"Only two people in the world know the secret formula"
Pure fiction

"Coca-cola wass considered anti-semitic"
This one is actually true, Coca-Cola was once considered anti-Semitic for refusing to do business in Israel.

"Coke comes from cocaine - Coca-cola contains cocaine"
Not any more but at the beginning of it's road, the secret formula did contain small amounts of cocaine to get people addicted so they can sell their crappy product in huge amounts. When asked, they denied it.

"Cola affects bone health"
This is true, the caffeine and phosphoric acid found in cola affects bone health.
When drinking a coke, don't think about vitamins.

"You can get high mixing Coke and Aspirin"
This is pure fiction. Also mixing Coke with any kind of antibiotics can't get you high, unfortunately :)

"It can dissolve a tooth over night"
No, this is not true.

"You can be addicted to cola"
Consuming cola in large quantities over an extended period of time it can create addiction because it contains caffeine, which is a drug.

"Cola can be used as a toilet cleaner"
False, it's just stupid.

"Cola can remove grease from your clothes"
Not true, also. This one I've tested myself.

"You can bake ca moist ham with a Coke"
True, apparently, but I don't recommend you to do so! Pur a half of litre of cola into a baking pan then put the ham in the same pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake.
30 minutes after, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a brown gravy. After ten more minutes the ham is ready.

"Originally, it was green"
I think everybody knows the answer to this one ... (true)

"Coke became carbonated by accident"
Not true.


Mythdigger's (friendly) advice : Lay off the Coke, it's just bad for you !

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

"You can dissolve corrosion just by using Coca-cola" - This is a yes and no answer. Probably so if you aided the action of the acid. By rubbing the product on the corrosion. But no if you just poured it on it. No. A nail will not dissolve. No. I will not dissolve your teeth.

Coca-cola never ever had even the slightest amount of cocaine in the ingredients.

"Cola affects bone health"
This is true, the caffeine and phosphoric acid found in cola affects bone health.
When drinking a coke, don't think about vitamins." - This is actually false. Coca cola does not affect bone health. It does not dissolve calcium. There isn't enough phosphoric acid to do anything. Not to mention its nutralized by saliva and your stomachs's acid destroys it further.


""Originally, it was green"
I think everybody knows the answer to this one ... (true)" - Nope. That is false.

Coke has never refused to do business with Israel. They have however never donated to Israel's cause.

Dreamer said...

Right, anonymous is working for Coca-cola company.
My Aunt drank coke everyday of her adult life rarely drinking anything else. Stacks of coke crates lined her kitchen.She died of cancer.But of course it must be something else that caused that because everyone knows Coke is so good for you and would never lie to consumers to make a profit. We use this method of removing corrosion for years now and it does work straight coke on corroded battery terminals and you're good to go. Now go have yourself a nice iced Coke.

Rob Peter Verhagen said...

Some say you can use coke to clean the roads, I am not sure I agree with that myth though.

Google on caffeine, come grab a cup.

Anonymous said...

Coke has acid in it.. anything an acid can do coke can do eventually.. that doesn't mean much when it comes to your health. If coke can remove corrosion you should use Vinegar it would do a much better job as it is more acidic. No one thinks twice about eating vinegar though.. As for the person who said their grandma died from cancer due to coke. That in no way proves coke was at fault... People who don't drink coke also die of cancer.

geordietommo said...

Anonymous says, and i quote "If coke can remove corrosion you should use Vinegar it would do a much better job as it is more acidic."

isnt vinegar and alkaline which is the complete opposite to an acid?

Anonymous said...

actually , you could have the extra effort to LEARN what PH is and check vinegar's PH, it ranges between 2 and 3, PH<7 = ACID ( since you're enlightened or deligent in the pursuit and spread of knoledge; this means: BELLOW seven equal: its a FRIGGIN ACID) im not the guy who posted above you but seriously pisses me off ppl CORRECT others withouth checking facts, now research about milk

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Michael said...

Really?! So exactly how much are you suing them for, for causing cancer. Moron.

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