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Coca-Cola was founded in 1886 by Confederate Colonel John Pemberton. He was wounded in the American Civil War, became addicted to morphine, and began a quest to find a substitute for the problematic opiate. After several experiments he invented Coke, which has been around for 130 years and the favorite of generations of people in over 200 countries.
Coke, other than a beverage can be used for some different purposes, this list should give you some ideas on how to get more from your coke than usual.
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10. Rust Buster:
If you have some objects that needs de-rusting, then soak them coke overnight and scrub it nicely in the morning. The properties of coke help to break down the rust particles, making cleaning much easier.
You can also apply coke to a chrome finish which is rust spotted – pour some on a rough textured cloth and rub it in a circular motion. Be sure to throw out the used coke when you are done with it or you might be taking a trip to the doctor.
9. Clean A Window:
The Citric Acid in Coke makes for an excellent window cleaner. Its useful especially for car windows which can get tough buildups of gunk. Pour over the can of coke and rub the window – then wipe it off with a damp cloth (to ensure the removal of any sticky residue from the sugars in the drink).
8. Cook With Coke:
Coke can be used for a variety of cooking techniques. You can mix it half and half with BBQ sauce for an excellent marinade, and you can even casserole an entire chicken in it. Here is a tasty recipe for chicken pieces cooked on the stove top with coke – try it, you will be pleasantly surprised. The sugars give a deep glossy coating and caramelized flavor, while the citric acid gives a nice tang.
7. De-Skunk with help of coca-cola:
One can of coke added to a bucket of water with detergent really helps to break down the skunk odor. If you have been sprayed, stand in the shower and cover yourself from head to toe with coke – wait for a few minutes, then rinse off. The added bonus is that coke is an excellent hair treatment so you get two tips for the price of one with this item!
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Jellyfish stings can be neutralized by the chemicals present in Coca-Cola. The best thing about this is that while most people at the beach are unlikely to be carrying anti-sting lotions, they are likely to be carrying a bottle of coke. Just pour the coca-cola over the area in which you have been stung and feel the relief. If you don’t happen to have any coke, the other alternative treatment is to pee on the stung part of your body – or to have someone else pee on it for you!
5. De-blacken Pots by using coca-cola:
Pots can form a black film on the bottom which is almost impossible to remove. This happens due to over-cooking or just natural discoloration due to highly acidic foods. To remove this black film and restore your pot to new, pour in as much as you need to cover the blackened area completely and put it on the stove on low heat. After an hour, just wash the pot normally.
4. Clean Clothes:
Getting rid of grease stains is a pain and stain removes can be very expensive and may not work all the time. Here is a cheap solution: empty a can of coke into your wash along with the usual detergent and run it through a normal cycle. This is also quite effective for removing blood and it helps to deodorize smelly clothes.
3. Bug Killer:
Pour some cola into a shallow dish and place it in the garden near the problem area. Slugs, snails, and other bugs will go in for a drink and never come out again! This is a very good first line of attack in your garden and it can obviously save you an enormous amount of money by reducing the need for pesticides.
2. Heal Yourself:
Coca cola is useful for a variety of ailments. The most common is for soothing upset stomachs. Just slowly sip a glass of flat coke and it should help to alleviate nausea. It is also good for people suffering from diarrhea or a sore throat.
This is probably the most common experiment which everyone has tried once in their school days.
All you need to do is drop a mentos into a bottle of coca-cola and the chemical reaction causes the coke to spurt creating a volcano effect.
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