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Animal or god?
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Coke Vs Water

We all know that water is important but I've never
seen it written down like this before.

WATER

75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
(Likely applies to half world
pop.)

In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so
weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.

Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's
metabolism as much as 3%.

One glass of water shut down midnight hunger pangs
for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a
U-Washington study.

Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of
water a day could significantly ease back and joint
pain for up to 80%
of sufferers.

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.

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
likely to develop bladder cancer.

Are you drinking the amount of water you should
every day?

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COKE (or Pepsi)

No wonder coke tastes soooo good:

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 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.

FYI: For your info
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!

Now the question is, would you like a glass of
water or a coke?
Cheers, brian
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En FWDED mesage

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Paul (the Mouse) Unwin
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Both halves of this email are quite old and have doubtless been discussed here before. Here's the snopes page for the Coke section, found (not surprisingly) in "Cokelore."

http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/acid.htm

I'll see if I can find the rest later.

Paul "just for the taste of it" Unwin

[edit: Had I not been so intent on being the first respondant, I could have posted both links at once:

http://www.snopes.com/toxins/water.htm

Paul "water rush" Unwin]

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FaithHopeLove
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Hope you replied back with this:

http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/acid.htm

Faith "mmmmm, Vanilla Coke..." Love

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ShavenYak
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quote:
Originally posted by Animal or god?:
5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals:
Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble
away the
corrosion.

Any real mechanic will tell you that RC Cola is far better than Coke for this purpose.
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Nonny Mouse, on Santa's laptop
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Hmmm - so in amongst all the industrial-type uses for Coke, clearly designed to discourage us from consuming it, are directions for using it to cook a ham and make gravy.

Make up your nfbsk minds, people.

Nonny

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darth_borehd
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The stuff about water is also a bunch of bunk. lots of people walk around with a personal bottle of water nowadays. All of the colas, fruit juices, coffees, and smoothies we drink are all mostly water. We get even more water from just eating normally. It's very unlikely that any large percentage of Americans are dehydrated.
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Kill Eye
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quote:
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.
Wouldn't the carmel colour in Coke stain your clothes? They won't be greasy, but they'll be a lovely shade of brown.

quote:
2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be gone in two days.
Where would it go? Would it get up and go to the store to buy a Pepsi? If I left my hand in a bowl of Coke for two days would my hand be gone? [Roll Eyes]

quote:
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.
So it cleans toilets? If I spilled a little Coke on my shirt I'd wet a cloth (with water) to clean it off, if water can clean up Coke, what must be in water [Eek!] ?

Luckily this all sems to apply to Coke, and I drink Diet Coke, so I'm safe.

Kill "I'd like to buy the world a gravy recipe" Eye

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kerrylikesvodka
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quote:
Originally posted by darth_borehd:
All of the colas, fruit juices, coffees, and smoothies we drink are all mostly water. We get even more water from just eating normally. It's very unlikely that any large percentage of Americans are dehydrated.

Yep. its a pity that a lot of what we drink contains caffeine, alcohol and many other diuretics that actually make the body expel water. I'd also hazard a guess that planty of what you eat contains salt and certain other additives which also have this effect. So if I were you I'd carry a few spare 'personal bottles of water' if you plan on being completely hydrated! Especially with all that sweating and using the bathroom...
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darth_borehd
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quote:
Originally posted by kerrylikesvodka:
Yep. its a pity that a lot of what we drink contains caffeine, alcohol and many other diuretics that actually make the body expel water. I'd also hazard a guess that planty of what you eat contains salt and certain other additives which also have this effect. So if I were you I'd carry a few spare 'personal bottles of water' if you plan on being completely hydrated! Especially with all that sweating and using the bathroom...
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Animal or god?
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re Water...

I would guess that many Americans are MILDLY dehydrated perhaps. I got told by my parents you should drink the equivalent of six cups of water a day. You can survive on less, but presumably this goes up with warmer climates. Supposedly it helps flush out toxins, and helps the brain work better. One of the schools in my area is giving children water bottles, apparently because of the brain thing. Some even theorise it reduces hyperactivity (it makes life worse for bed wetters!)

All of this has little bearing on coke... I would be worried about sugar, caffiene and maybe unknown ingredients but not like the posting I forwarded!!!

JK2 WILL0

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darth_borehd
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quote:
Originally posted by Animal or god?:
re Water...

I would guess that many Americans are MILDLY dehydrated perhaps. I got told by my parents you should drink the equivalent of six cups of water a day. You can survive on less, but presumably this goes up with warmer climates. Supposedly it helps flush out toxins, and helps the brain work better.

No, the human body needs aout 6-8 cups (as in measurement) of water a day, but 5 cups come from the food we eat and we get the remaining 3 cups from anything we drink. You do not need to drink extra water. If you were dehydrated, you probably would have trouble *walking*.

And I am so tired of this pseudo-scientific "toxin" rhetoric. Please people, start questioning the quacks who spread this crapola. Ask them things they can't answer:

What toxins do you mean exactly?

How exactly do these "toxins" affect the human body? (And if you say one thing about "energy" you better explain where this energy come from, what form of energy it is, what its doing there, and how it can be detected.)

What independently verified, double-blind studies have identified these substances as toxins?

What is a lethal dose of these toxins?

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Cure the Blues
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quote:
Originally posted by darth_borehd:
5 cups come from the food we eat and we get the remaining 3 cups from anything we drink.

Indeed, it comes from both water that's already in the food as well as from the calories themselves after they go through the electron transport chain. From this site: 100 g protein = 40 mL water; 100 g carbohydrates = 60 mL water; and 100 g fat = 110 mL water.

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