Alternative Uses for Coke

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 31 Jan 2003 08:25:40 GMT
from grabbe

It's the real thing.

1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coca-Cola 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 Coca-Cola 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 crumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.

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

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

7. 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 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 Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.


1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its ph is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days.

2. To carry Coca-Cola 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!

Thanks to Brasscheck.

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alternative uses for coke

Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 19 Aug 2007 20:06:41 GMT

first of all you can do most of these things with any cola not just coke. second,I was a fire fighter for five years and was on several
"bloody" accidents no state troopers have coke or any other soft drink in their vehicles unless they are drinking it besides it is not the troopers duty to clean up a traffic accident in any state but to
investigate it to find who is at fault.Every wreck I ever went to there was blood and quiet a bit but never was there any that spilled out on to the road.for that to happen you would have to have the vehicle packed to far beyond capacity and then the person driving the car wouln't beable to drive.
even if the person was extracted out of the car then the person would immediately be put on a gurney and then on an ambulance or helicopter and transported to the hospital,if the person was dead then
thay would have to be extracted then they would sheet them and bag them then take them to the mourge.besides the blood stains if any would be left on the road not cleaned up and why would it be cleaned up for what purpose it's not in danger of hurting any one else. What some one might come up and touch it? highly not likely!The clean up you see after a traffic accident isn't cleaning up blood or bodily fluids but it is mearly cleaning up fluids from the vehicles involved in the accident and glass and such stuff.never has a highway patroleman ever helped in the clean up efforts after an accident.
That is simply not true and is not at all the truth besides the coke is in 2 liter bottles not gallon jugs.I know a lot of police and highway patroleman and none of them trans port coke or any other cola in their trunks of their cars but plenty in a cup in side of their cars to drink with ice in it.
Like the myth busters say I call this one busted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I have used coke to clean my

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 28 Aug 2007 15:05:27 GMT

I have used coke to clean my car battery, but as a member of the NYPD, no hwy cop carries coke in their car to clean blood off of a hwy. This simply is not true. Maybe cola does help to clean blood stains but patrolmen do not carry Jugs of coke nor do they assist in the cleaning of a hwy accident.

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You can't believe everything you read

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Tue, 28 Aug 2007 17:34:52 GMT

Well, it just goes to show that you can't believe everything you read on the internet. I posted this, four and a half years ago, more because I thought it was funny than because I thought it was accurate. As with anything you read anywhere, or anybody tells you, you have to check yourself for veracity in your neck of the universe.

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I believe the phrase is

Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 13 Oct 2007 18:12:49 GMT

I believe the phrase is "higly unlikely". Correct your grammar and learn to spell and people will take you more seriously!!

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>>I believe the phrase is

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 04 Mar 2008 09:32:04 GMT

>>I believe the phrase is "higly unlikely".

>>Correct your grammar and learn to spell and people will take you more seriously!!

>>phrase is "higly unlikely".

>>Correct your grammar and learn to spell and people will

>>"higly unlikely".

>>Correct your grammar


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I am not a big fan of

Submitted by Gerry on Fri, 06 Jun 2008 16:21:56 GMT

I am not a big fan of Coca-Cola but let's not overreact. All these informations have never been confirmed, I even checked few of them. The only thing I know about Coca-cola is that it's slightly addictive due an certain amount of cocaine that it contains. But I don't think we need to attend drug rehabilitation to loose this kind of addiction.

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Well you know what... i

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 05 Sep 2008 19:06:03 GMT

Well you know what... i really don't thin that is article is talking about coke a cola alone. it can be applied to any coke. but it is true coke does work best on most of the things it talks about. And it doesn't matter how the blood got on the pavement, does it, just the fact that it removes blood from pavement alone should be disgusting.

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Submitted by Heather on Sun, 28 Sep 2008 03:26:00 GMT

It used to contain cocaine back in the day...hence where it got its name...they removed cocaine from the coke a longggg time ago...I learned this in middle school.

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Source on this?

Submitted by Treatment Center Guy on Fri, 02 Jan 2009 23:46:06 GMT

I've always been curious as to whether this is true. Nobody has ever given me a reliable source that they did indeed put cocaine in coca cola. Can somebody give me a source?

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Snopes says yes

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 03 Jan 2009 00:19:55 GMT

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Submitted by Anonymous User on Thu, 24 Dec 2009 21:29:17 GMT

LOL, you mean "highly unlikely"? Clown.

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I DID try this out to clean

Submitted by royhobbs on Mon, 11 Jan 2010 13:28:41 GMT

I DID try this out to clean my toilet.
To my amazement, it WORKED.

That got me off of "The Real Thing" for good.

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Actually they did test it on

Submitted by biff on Fri, 01 Oct 2010 04:12:04 GMT

Actually they did test it on Mythbusters,on pigs blood in the carpark, and it did work, so there.

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