Incredible Uses For Coca-Cola You’ve Never Thought Of Before
Most everybody we know grew up with the crisp, refreshing taste of Coca-Cola.
After all, it’s one of the world’s favorite beverages, and it’s famous for bringing people together, as we saw in this iconic ad.
But there’s more to Coke than a delicious flavor and that classic polar bear.
In fact, did you know that Coca-Cola has a whole range of uses beyond simply refreshing your palate on a hot day?
It may just be the most underappreciated and surprising household product around, simply because most folks don’t associate it with anything other than a tall glass and plenty of ice cubes.
What they don’t realize? They’re missing out on a household MVP that can do anything from cleaning smudges off your eyeglasses to helping lift stubborn stains off the carpet.
In fact, next time you have a minor snafu around the house, grab a bottle of Coke — there’s a good chance it’s just what you need.
What Makes Coca-Cola So Handy?
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Removes Gum from Unwanted Places
When you have chewing gum on your clothes, shoes or hair, the gum can be easily removed with Coca Cola. Pour some Coke on the gum, leave for few minutes and then gently scrape it with a blunt knife.
Reduces Kidney Stone Risk
Diet Coke can decrease risk of developing kidney stones. It works by preventing calcium and oxalate from binding to each other and increasing the alkalinity of urine.
Cleaning Toilet Bowls
Next time you need to give your toilet a touch-up, but don’t want to give it the full bleaching treatment, try reaching for the Coca-Cola.
It doesn’t have the scorched-earth effect that bleach does, but will work wonders for lifting stains and rings off porcelain.
Just pour, let sit for 10 minutes or so, scrub with a toilet brush, and flush — voila!
Cleaning Old Coins
If you’re a coin collector, or you simply prefer your pocket change be sparkly-clean, Coke is an invaluable tool.
Coins tend to get tarnished from wear and tear, so a quick cola bath is a nice, gentle way to get them shining again.
The phosphoric acid, a noted anti-tarnishing tool, helps remove any rust or darkening.
Phosphoric acid is Coca Cola contracts the hair cuticles, thereby enhancing the natural curls of your hair. Hence, next time when you are looking for an inexpensive hair curling strategy, wash your hair with Coca Cola.
An unusual way of discarding your child’s milk teeth is to soak them in a can of Coke. The acid in Coca Cola will dissolve the teeth after several days.
Remove stains from clothes
If you get grease stains on your clothes, you can break up the stain with a can of Coke. Just pour the soda in with your regular normal cycle and detergent to combat the stain.
Remove blood stains
While the rumor that police use soda to get blood stains off highways is a myth, Coca-Cola is really effective at busting through blood stains — the show “MythBusters” even confirmed that this was possible.
Whether it’s for your car’s bumper or another chrome surface, aluminium foil dipped in Coca-Cola will remove rust much better than any traditional polisher.
Clean burned pots
You can “unstick” burnt pots and pans by pouring in some Coke and bringing it to a boil. Take the pan off the heat and carefully use a scrubbing brush to stir the soda — the food should come right off.
Get rid of rust
If you have any rust stains or tools covered in rust, Coca-Cola will eat away at the rust for you. Leave the rusty object submerged in Coke for an hour or overnight and then scrub off the rust.
Do you ever use Coca-Cola around the house? Are you a fan of Coke, or do you prefer other soft drinks?
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