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Old 09-16-2003, 07:52 AM
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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 fuzz
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 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: 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 4 days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in osteoporosis.

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?
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Old 09-16-2003, 07:55 AM
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I drink Pepsi
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Old 09-16-2003, 07:55 AM
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Coca Cola!

Then again I own an Offshore boat.
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Old 09-16-2003, 08:01 AM
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interesting, but i am a gatoraid phen
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Old 09-16-2003, 08:04 AM
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Old 09-16-2003, 08:07 AM
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Good grief!!!!

I drink plenty of diet cokes....but I'm also a Gatorade buff as well. I buy the big huge tub of it and mix with water. I need to boost up my daily consumption of water though......8 cups a day is really something you have to push yourself to drink.
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Old 09-16-2003, 09:18 AM
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From the subject line I thought this was a thread about mixers.
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Old 09-16-2003, 09:21 AM
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Skipping the whole water issue altogether, because I do drink Coke all the time..there is one thing on there I can vouch for. Baking a ham in Coke is a wonderful thing. Put some pineapple rings on that bad boy and soak it good it Coke and then bake it. Now THAT'S a ham!

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Old 09-16-2003, 03:27 PM
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I drink 4-5 cokes a day. I also used to drink a 44oz (super america fountain for 99) of water before bed....Would chug that in one gulp sometimes. Havent drank water in about 3 days now. I like to think I am healthy, can almost run 1/8 of a mile w/o blacking out, and I think I have a healthy mind (er, I am probably really unhealthy, but I am AMERICAN!!!)

Now I think a glass of water sounds good.
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Old 09-16-2003, 03:52 PM
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I prefer Pepsi

I hear if you pour Coke on a swimming pool chlorine tablet it does some nasty damage as well
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