There are hundreds of interesting uses for Coca Cola. It is an excellent rust remover. For your car, it can be used to clean bugs and road debris off of the windshield, to clean rust off of the chrome work or to remove corrosion from the battery terminals. The Barefoot Lass tells us that Coca Cola can be used like black tire paint to give your tires a shiny, black finish. Wash the grime off the tires and then spray the soda onto the tire rims; when it dries, the tire rims will appear black and glossy and add visual pizzazz to your car. |
Coca Cola can remove grease, tar, blood stains, and odors from your clothes. Add a can of regular Coke to your washing machine along with detergent and wash as usual. Coke can also remove carpets stains; just pour it on the spot, let it sit and then wipe it up with a damp cloth. If your dog or cat has come into contact with a skunk, washing the animal in a bucket of warm, soapy water to which a can of Coca Cola has been added may help to remove the skunk odor.
You can use Coca Cola to remove burnt-on crust from a pan or hard water deposits from the bottom of your tea kettle. Just pour in some Coke, heat it up, let it sit until cool, and scrub. The crust will come right off. This trick can also be used to remove the hard water stains in your toilet bowl; pour in a can of Coke, let it sit, scrub with a toilet brush and flush the stains away. This versatile soda can remove oil stains from your driveway, and, when used on tile floors, it will make your grout whiter. Never empty a can of Coke down the drain without flushing the drain with a large amount of water because undiluted Coca Cola left to sit in your plumbing will corrode the pipes!
There are many medicinal uses for Coca Cola. A spoonful of warm Coke that has gone flat, taken every hour or so, has been reported to be a cure for nausea and even for diarrhea. Drinking a glass of hot Coke when you have a cold may help to relieve congestion. It has even been reported to take the pain out of jelly fish stings. The soda can also be used as a beauty aide. Rinsing with Coca Cola will fade your hair dye if it is too dark, and it will untangle long hair and give you beautifully curls. Coke is helpful in removing gum that has gotten stuck in your hair; just sponge it on, let it sit, then wipe the gum out of your hair.
You can make a minty drink by adding a Mentos candy to a can of Coke, but beware because the mixture will fizz and spurt. This could be adapted to creating a volcano for a school project using a small glass of Coke and a quarter of a Mentos so that the fizzing doesn't get out of hand. On a larger scale, dropping a role of Mentos into a 2 liter bottle of Coca Cola will cause the mixture to spurt high into the air. Over 2000 people gathered in Manilla in January, 2010 to win the Guinness Book of Records for the most simultaneous Mentos and diet Coke geysers, 2865 to be exact. Watch what happened in an earlier attempt to win the world record in Riga, Latvia; it's mind boggling. What fun!
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