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Water or Coke?



 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 
 likely 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 in! to 
 the toilet bowl and  let the "real thing" sit for one 
 hour, th  en 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 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. 

 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 

 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 coke or a  glass 
 of  water?


I believe most of those coke tidbits aren't true, but even if they were, I'd still drink Coke.


someone doesn't watch "MythBusters"





Actually, I worked for Coke in one of their labs and these tid bits are true. The pH is 2.8 and it does clean what has been listed. It is extremely harsh on the teeth as well as the gut. Moderation again people.


what about pepsi?


Fill you car's tank with coke and it'll give you 80 miles per gallon...


It is also a fact that adding rum to coke will neutralize it's acidity.


coke makes a great marinade for tougher cuts of beef. dr. pepper is even better.


What genius came up with this one? Almost 100% ? Brilliance at its finest.


Just so you guys know, stomach acid is stronger then the acid in coke. The acids also counter react each other. Another thing no liquid stays in your stomach long enough for the acid in coke to start eating away.


I like this one. It's funny...hahahahaha


Here's more info on the water facts as well:


"The notion that there is widespread dehydration has no basis in medical fact," says Dr. Robert Alpern, dean of the medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

"Kidney specialists do agree on one thing, however: that the 8-by-8 rule is a gross overestimate of any required minimum. To replace daily losses of water, an average-sized adult with healthy kidneys sitting in a temperate climate needs no more than one liter of fluid, according to Jurgen Schnermann, a kidney physiologist at the National Institutes of Health.

One liter is the equivalent of about four 8-ounce glasses. According to most estimates, that's roughly the amount of water most Americans get in solid food. In short, though doctors don't recommend it, many of us could cover our bare-minimum daily water needs without drinking anything during the day."


It's much better for you, up there with water and protein shakes.


A most outstanding point ... couple this with the South Beach Diet and we can get rid of ALL the unhealthy things plaguing modern America: excessive consumption of water, apples, tomatoes, oatmeal, yogurt, etc.




Water is responsible for thousands, if not millions of deaths a year. The stuff is a menace.Thats why we have to live on dry land!
The goal of this new century should be to abolish the threat of water on this planet.

Hows that for whacky?


If you mix h20 and coke it tastes like shit.


True fact: COKE actually stands for Cancer Obesity Kuru and Encephalitis.


Pepsi man myself...

Moderation is the key. Went through a stint where I was drinking a six pack of Pepsi a day, then realized that it was terrible to do that, so I actually went to those little 8 oz cans they're selling out here in Cali. And drank between 12-18 of those things a day...


Nowadays I'll have a Pepsi or two during the week, but usually it's all water, coffee, and milk at dinner.


Shhh Bush doesn't want anyone to know this.