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Saturday, July 18, 2015

19 Surprising Uses for Cola

Coca-Cola is the most popular drink in the world and has been around for over 100 years. Enjoyed by millions around the world, but some enjoy it not by drinking it, but rather for a variety of uses. Here are 19 things you never thought you could do with Coke.
1. Stain Remover
Don’t know how to get rid of a greasy stain? Soak it in Coke, scrub a little and immediately put it in the washing machine. The stain will be gone as if it was never there. 
2. Remove Rust
Want to repaint metallic surfaces but don’t have a rust removing spray? Dip a rag in Coke and scrub the rust away.

3. Eliminate Oil Spills
If oil has leaked from your car messing your garage floor or driveway, you can pour Coke over the spill, scrub with a broom and let it sit for 15 minutes, and then wash the stain away.
4. Loosen a Rusty Screw
Since Coke is effective at removing rust, if you’re stuck with a rusty screw that won’t budge, just pour some Coke over it and try unscrewing it. Within seconds, the screw will become loose.

5. Exterminate Snails and Slugs
We all know that they hate salt, but instead of chasing the slimy pests, you can use Coke. Pour some Coke into a bowl and leave it in your garden – the sugar will draw them in, and the acidity will kill them.
6. Relieve an Asthma Attack
Studies have found that caffeine can prevent asthma attacks as much as four hours after being ingested. If you can’t get to your inhaler in time, a cup of Coke will do the trick. This is not, however, a recommended replacement for proper asthma medication!
7. Cleaning Burnt Pots
No one wants to use a burnt pot. If you happen to burn something in a pot, you can pour Coke inside and let it soak overnight. In the morning, the burnt stains will be gone.
8. Relieve Jellyfish Stings
Vinegar is effective in relieving jellyfish stings, but most of us don’t take a bottle of it to the beach. Surprisingly, Coke is just as effective as vinegar.
9. Nausea / Diarrhea Relief
If you’re suffering from nausea or diarrhea, you can use Coke to relieve the symptoms. Pour some into a cup and let it sit until it is no longer carbonated. Now, take a spoonful every hour.

10. Get Rid of the Hiccups
Got a persistent hiccup that just won’t go away, no matter what? Gargle some Coke several time until the hiccups are gone. The fizz may feel weird in your throat, but it’s a small price to pay for hiccup relief.
11. Decongestion
If you’ve got a cold and your nose is congested, you can take a cup of Coke, warm it up (do not boil it!) and drink it. The congestion will be gone in a jiffy.

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