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Posted by alexa on February 09, 2001 at 17:34:25:

75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (Likely applies to half the
world's pop.)

In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often
mistaken for hunger.

Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%.

One glass of water shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the
dieters studied in a U-Washington study.

Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could
significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

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.

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.

Are you drinking the amount of water you should every day?

COKE

No wonder coke tastes soooo good:

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
crumpled-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. It will also clean road haze from your
windshield.


FYI:

1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. It's pH is 2.8. It
will dissolve a nail in about 4 days.

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!

Still Want To Drink Up?



Re: urban legends

Posted by um, okay. on February 09, 2001 at 18:45:20:

In Reply to: an email I got with info posted by alexa on February 09, 2001 at 17:34:25:

There's one thing I'm sure about with respect to soft drinks:

It's not a health food.

With regard to the pH of coke:

pH level measures the acidity of foods on a scale ranging from 1 (most acidic) to 14 (most weakly acidic, or very basic). Water, with a pH of 7, is neutral. Most soft drinks weigh in with a pH level between 2.0-4.0, so 2.8 is a fair estimate for Coke. Foods with a comparable approximate pH value include most fruits (oranges, cherries, apples, blueberries, etc), wine, chili sauce, and horseradish, to name a few.

It's true that this acidity is strong enough to dissolve a t-bone steak, if you have enough time on your hands. Fortunately, most of us have a digestive system, which prevents the soft drinks from coming into contact with our bones. Additionally, most of us cannot hold a mouthful of cola in our mouths for a week or more (and then there are those pesky salivary glands, mucking up our experiment). But please, the next time you get a compound fracture and you have an exposed, say, fibula, don't try soaking it in a tub of coke for ten days prior to seeking medical attention. Be a smart consumer!





Re: an email I got with info (Archive in water.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 11, 2001 at 10:56:53:

In Reply to: an email I got with info posted by alexa on February 09, 2001 at 17:34:25:

Thanks, Alexa.

Namaste`

Walt



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Posted by c.d. on February 11, 2001 at 12:40:43:

In Reply to: Re: an email I got with info (Archive in water.) posted by Walt Stoll on February 11, 2001 at 10:56:53:

Don't you care that most of these 'facts' are totally false? Don't you want to make sure that something is true before you archive it?



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