Sunday, April 2, 2006

Coming Clean

We have this informational email up at work in the teachers restroom!  (A great place for a good read...)  I found this today on the facts proven and unproven.  Either way, coke will clean your house for you.  Seeing that many of these are unproven, I intend to continue an occassional splurge.  Maybe it will whiten my teeth.... :-D

 

1.  The highway patrol carrying Coke to clean up blood at car accidents.  Unproven! (Help us out) If this is true, we haven't found it.
 
2.  A t-bone steak will be eaten away by Coke in two days.  Unproven! (Help us out)
 
3.  Clean a toilet with Coke.  Truth!  According to www.howtocleananything.com, the popular household hint guru Mary Ellen says some coke in the toilet for an hour can do the trick.
 4.  Remove stains from vitreous china. 
Truth!  According to columnist Heloise.
 5.  Use Coke and a ball of aluminum foil for rust on chrome. 
Truth! 
According to Joey Greene's www.wackyuses.com
 6.  Clean corrosion from car battery terminals. 
Truth!  This is true of a lot of carbonated beverages.
 7.  Use a Coke-soaked cloth to loosen a rusted bolt. 
Truth! 
According to Mary Ellen.
 8.  Use a can of Coke in a load of greasy laundry. 
Truth! 
According to Mary Ellen.
 9.  Dissolve a nail in 4 days in Coke. 
Unproven!
(Help us out)
10. Hazardous materials signs are required on trucks carrying Coke concentrate.
 
 

5 comments:

cherry2sweet2eat said...

Okay sweetheart there are all kinds of coke you got the soda you got the drug which are you talking about? LMAO!
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sazzylilsmartazz said...

Hi,
Just tried to leave the blue bunny graphic you requested but it said you were not a known member?
Dianna
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siennastarr said...

And to think we drink that stuff! lol  We must have a majorly tuff stomach, eh? lol

I also use coke to make the best pot roast you ever tasted!  1 can of coke, a package of Good Seasons salad dressing, and your meat.  Cook in the crockpot for about 6-8 hrs (depending how big a piece of meat you are using), and voila'..instant, scrumptiously tender post roast!  Great flavor!  Try it some time!

Hugs,
Jackie

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

I don't know if I can waste any coke on the nail....wait yes I can...I can take my son's half drank coke...which is almost everytime he has one and use it....LOL....Better yet I can have him do it.....Boy now that would give him something to do for about five minutes aday until it does dissolve...hehehehehe...TerryAnn.

helmswondermom said...

Neat!  I knew about the battery terminal one; we just use backing soda and water.  I've always heard Coke would tenderize meat, but eat it away?  Yuck!
Lori