Thursday, January 26, 2006

How's this for getting serious?

I got this in my email today. I had almost completely given up sodas since last summer, but I will still have one occasionally. This makes me want to stop them altogether.

Okay, this is really an eye opener....Water or Coke? We all know that water is important but I've never seen it written down like this before.


1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.

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 University of 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 to develop bladder cancer.

And now for the properties of COKE:

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 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 rumpled-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 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.

9. 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 4days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in osteoporosis.

2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the Hazardous Material placards 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, would you like a coke or a glass of water?

I'm not sure how much of this is true and how much of the coke information is urban legend, but my mom does the coke on ham thing, and I'm going to try it in my toilet, just to see. I'll let you know the outcome. ;-)

I do know for a fact that drinking a lot of water eases the craving for cigarettes when you quit smoking.


Just D said...

Lord that is really scary. I'm going to try the toilet thing this weekend. lol

Odat said...

I have a friend who cleaned her old dirtied, scummy bath tub with coke and it came out sparkly clean!

GermanChocolateGirl said...

Does Diet Pepsi Vanilla soda count? I love that stuff! Very interesting stuff Just D!

Just D said...

I don't know but that sounds really good. I guess you can tell I'm not real concerned with it being able to eat away acid. I just had a huge glass of coke.


markoos said...

yeah they've taken some 'truthful liberties' with some of these. but yeah it is a pretty scary drink.

it's a black syrupy chemical mixture.