Water Or Coke? A Few Revealing Facts

According to Snopes, most of the information about Coke below is quite untrue. The source of this piece is unknown – I tend to call it Internet detritus. Janet says: “I think the part about water is true, but the Coke part may contain exaggerations. Kind of a humor piece, urban myth really.

The truth about salt is also interesting. Humans fought over salt for millennia, and it is essential to health. Today’s salt is industrial waste, not mined which came originally from the sea, or harvested directly from the sea. The evidence that salt is bad for you is really evidence that industrial waste is bad for you.”


#1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (Likely applies to half the world population.)

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

#3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism 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 likely to develop bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water you should drink every day?


#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 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: apply 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 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 the 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.


#1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis.

#2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup! (the concentrate) the commercial trucks must use hazardous material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.

#3. The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean engines of the trucks for about 20 years!

Now the question is, would you like a glass of water? Or Coke?

Thanks to Janet Gilles / The Rag Blog

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2 Responses to Water Or Coke? A Few Revealing Facts

  1. A revival of information that's been around for 30 years at least…….

    Fun reading; always remembered that you could shine a penny if you put it into a bit of coke.

    It's great for tenderizing tough meat; many use it to marinate tougher cuts of meat overnight, and it works perfectly (as does papaya).

    I'm glad I was raised on a farm where there was

  2. Anonymous says:

    Even taken with a grain of salt, these "facts" are a good reminder that simple & natural is generally healthier than complex & artifical. As Austin's tap water, however safe, tastes awful to me, I hydrate with tea. And, Janet, PLEASE don't tell me that tea or ice are also unhealthy!

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