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The TRUTH about Coke. - NOT THAT COKE!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by TopOff, Dec 6, 2002.

  1. TopOff

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    1. In many states the highway patrol carries two gallons of
    Coke in the trunk 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... Let the "real thing" sit for one hour, then
    flush clean.

    4. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.

    5. 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.

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

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

    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.

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

    10.To carry Coca Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial
    truck must use the Hazardous material place cards reserved
    for Highly Corrosive materials.

    11.The distributors of coke have been using it to clean the
    engines of their trucks for about 20 years!
     
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    Did you know that Coca-cola got it's name becouse it was originally made with cocaine ??????? Oh, it's true, it's true. Back in the late 1800's and early 1900's it was quite comman for alot of products to contain cocaine.
     
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    yah, I knew about that one too....

    Santa with the red&white, came from a Coca-Cola ad!

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhh
     
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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    9.The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH
    is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days.

    [/ QUOTE ] I did this as a science experiment in school. It's not true.
     
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    Interesting... what did you find?
     
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    <font color="green"> It does nothing... I heard that it would dissolve a tooth also. I tried it for a Science project and it did squat in 2 weeks. I got a D for that one. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif </font color>
     
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    So you got somone to knock out our tooth for a science experiment you got a "D" in? lol /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif jk
     
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    I tried it with a galvinized nail and a non-galvinized nail for about 3 weeks. Nothing happened to either.
     
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    they can not use cocaine anymore.They now use caffeine[sp?] to make it addictive.
     
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    they can not use cocaine anymore.

    [/ QUOTE ] Well duh, LOL. I was just bring up where Coca-cola got it's name from for those who didn't know that tid bit of fact. I'm just full of all kinds of useless information. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    pretty good Buzz advertising Coke has had going for 100 or so years, pretty much all of it is total BS
     
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    They didn't actually use "Cocaine"... What they used was a dirivetive from the "Coca" plant. Cocaine is made from processed Coca leaves.
     
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    That may be so, but my understanding is that it was made with cocaine. I could be wrong though
     
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    From Snopes:
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    Claim: Coca-Cola used to contain cocaine.

    Status: True.

    Origins: Coca-Cola was named back in 1885 for its two "medicinal" ingredients: extract of coca leaves and kola nuts. Just how much cocaine was originally in the formulation is hard to determine, but the drink undeniably contained some cocaine in its early days. Frederick Allen describes the public attitude towards cocaine that existed as Coca-Cola's developers worked on perfecting their formula in 1891:
    The first stirrings of a national debate had begun over the negative aspects of cocaine, and manufacturers were growing defensive over charges that use of their products might lead to "cocainism" or the "cocaine habit". The full-throated fury against cocaine was still a few years off, and Candler and Robinson were anxious to continue promoting the supposed benefits of the coca leaf, but there was no reason to risk putting more than a tiny bit of coca extract in their syrup. They cut the amount to a mere trace.
    Allen also explains that cocaine continued to be an ingredient in the syrup in order to protect the trade name "Coca-Cola":
    But neither could Candler take the simple step of eliminating the fluid extract of coca leaves from the formula. Candler believed that his product's name had to be descriptive, and that he must have at least some by-product of the coca leaf in the syrup (along with some kola) to protect his right to the name Coca-Cola. Protecting the name was critical. Candler had no patent on the syrup itself. Anyone could make an imitation. But no one could put the label "Coca-Cola" on an imitation so long as Candler owned the name. The name was the thing of real value, and the registered trademark was its only safeguard. Coca leaves had to stay in the syrup.
    How much cocaine was in that "mere trace" is impossible to say, but we do know that by 1902 it was as little as 1/400 of a grain of cocaine per ounce of syrup. Coca-Cola didn't become completely cocaine-free until 1929, but there scarcely any of the drug left in the drink by then:
    By Heath's calculation, the amount of ecgonine [an alkaloid in the coca leaf that could be synthesized to create cocaine] was infinitesimal: no more than one part in 50 million. In an entire year's supply of 25-odd million gallons of Coca-Cola syrup, Heath figured, there might be six-hundredths of an ounce of cocaine.
    So, yes, at one time there was cocaine in Coca-Cola. But before you're tempted to run off claiming Coca-Cola turned generations of drinkers into dope addicts, consider the following: back in 1885 it was far from uncommon to use cocaine in patent medicines (which is what Coca-Cola was originally marketed as) and other medical potions. When it first became general knowledge that cocaine could be harmful, the backroom chemists who comprised Coca-Cola at the time (long before it became the huge company we now know) did everything they could with the technology they had available at the time to remove every trace of cocaine from the beverage. What was left behind (until the technology improved enough for it all to be removed) wasn't enough to give a fly a buzz.

    Barbara "hooked on a feeling" Mikkelson

    Last updated: 2 May 1999


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    Link: http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/cocaine.asp
     
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    But it's not saying that they first manufactured cocaine and then added it to the syrup. </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    By Heath's calculation, the amount of ecgonine [an alkaloid in the coca leaf that could be synthesized to create cocaine]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Next it talks about by products...
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    that he must have at least some by-product of the coca leaf in the syrup (along with some kola) to protect his right to the name Coca-Cola.

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