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When a sore throat is beginning to develop, pull out the cola! Just gargle with any type of a cola (Dr. Pepper, Coke, Pepsi, favorite store brands of cola). Gargle and "spit" until the cola return looks like cola with no mucus. Do this as often as necessary! Sounds gross, but it works!
Source: Ole wives tale handed down through generations of my family.
By Joyce from Knoxville, TN
Coca Cola is great on corroded battery terminals in your car. The caustic acid eats the corrosion quite well. And if your windshield is oily from driving in rainy weather? Coke works great!
By Wayne from Kissimmee, FL
To take stains out of clothing, use a 12 oz can of Coke-Cola Classic. Put some on stain, then rest in the wash water along with your detergent. Use COLD water only. If all of stain doesn't come out, BEFORE drying, while stiil WET use some toothpaste (I used cheap from Dollar store) on stain. Rub into material with either fingernail or a toothbrush, checking to see if all of stain is gone, then wash as usual. Then dry.
Instead of spending on expensive chrome polish, try rubbing your chrome with coca-cola!
If your car battery terminals are corroded, get that can of Coke and gently pour over the corroded terminals to get rid of the corrosion.
I use Coca-Cola to clear clogged drains. Just pour a 2 liter bottle slowly down the drain. Follow with boiling water 1/2 hour later. You can also use generic cola.
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Use Coca Cola Classic to clean just about anything! It will clean battery terminals, toilets with calcium and hard water deposits, grease stains in your garage, or on your driveway.
By Gloria Hussar
And dissolve your teeth.
God only knows what it does to your gut!
It is great for cleaning the toilet and leaving on for 10 minutes.....it goes there anyway eventually, but full strength it is a great bowl cleaner!
My hubby swears that it takes road grime off the windshield of the car better than anything.
It's been sceintifically proven to take oxidation off of copper or brass. So you can save money on that expensive cleaner.
Coke is great for sore throat too ya know? Boil coke and add some lemon to it.
Flat Coca Cola is suppose to be good if you have been sick a lot, especially good for kids, not too much just small sips, I think it works with Lemonade as well but it must be flat.
Does anyone know if eats through a steak, and how long it takes if actually does?
Can Coca Cola dissolve grout?
By Noah from Dinton
Coca-Cola can be used for many cleaning tasks around the home, even removing gum from hair. This is a page about using Coca-Cola for removing bubble gum in hair.
The phosphoric acid in cola drinks will cut through rust and help remove rusted bolts. This is a page about using Coca Cola for removing rusted bolts.
This page contains recipes using Coca Cola. There are a number of foods that are enhanced with this soda pop.