Coca-cola is the biggest brand in the history of brands and products and surveys have suggested that it is the most popular world after ‘hello’—now imagine that! If it is the second most popular word in the world then almost everyone in the world must have coca-cola on them almost at all times—this is a scary reality because it is a proven fact now that Coca-cola is absolutely bad for your body. The chemical cocktail that you drink for refreshment is practically killing your metabolism since its acidity level matches the acidity levels of the battery acid.
This stomach lining killing poison is associated with diseases like, cardiac arrest, stroke, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, etc. and is especially bad for young children as it interferes with the balanced diet, rather than complementing it.
It is said that people who consume this fizzy poison inculcate dependence on caffeine and deficiency of important minerals like calcium, magnesium, and vitamin A. Don’t take us wrong, we still believe that Coca-cola is a very useful drink—although not for the body but there are many other fantastic uses for it that after knowing them you might start purchasing it all the more than before!
25 Practical Uses for Coca-cola
Bog Groomer: Cleaning the toilet is the most tedious of the tasks and let’s be honest, no one really wants to do it—no one but your friendly fizzy partner Coca-cola. All you have to do is pour the drink in the commode and wait for an hour before you scrub with a brush and flush—now you have got yourself a sparkling toilet!
Stubborn Stains—Thing of the Past!: If you don’t want to buy really expensive stain removers, take some of that Coca-cola and pour it in the wash along with the detergent. The stains will be removed and your clothes will be deodorized! All thanks to the carbonic and phosphoric acid inside the carbonated drink.
Window Cleaner: By now we know that Coca-cola has magic cleaning powers—one more thing that it can clean efficiently is window. Because of the presence of the citric acid in the drink, it makes a wonderful window cleaner and works the same way as citrus fruit based window cleaners work.
Bug Slayer: All kinds of bugs are big Coca-cola fans like us—they simply love the sweet fizzy wonder but without knowing that it can destroy them and they will be pushing up daises if they try to consume it. You can spray the drink on ant hills and cockroaches in your cupboards and get rid of them!
Color Fader: You can use the drink on your hair if you dyed your hair many shades darker than you wanted. Coca-cola is known for its quality of fading the color on hair; so the next time your hair gets dyed in a disastrous way, do not panic or run off to your expensive stylist but in fact open the refrigerator and grab that Coca-cola can and let it do the work!
Gum Remover: If a gum has been stuck to your hair and you think that the only way to get rid of it is to get an unwanted haircut then you do not have to worry anymore! Just pour some coke on the gum and let it sit for a few minutes, you will see that it becomes easier for you to pick that gum off your hair.
Pain Neutralizer: If you have been bitten by a bug, strung by a bee or a jellyfish then you do not have to panic in pain, just pour some of the dark fizzy drink on the affected area and your pain will be neutralized in seconds, thanks to the chemicals in Coca-cola.
Dish Washer: If your pots are all blackened, pour some of the wonder fizz into them and let it sit for a few minutes. The chemicals in the drink will fight the grime and loosen it, then you can easily scrub it out and your pots will again be clean and shiny!
Rust Fighter: If you want to get rid of the gross rust then dip that object into a mug full of fresh coke or if the object is too big then soak a cloth in coke and try to rub the rust out. The phosphoric acid in the drink will cause the corrosion process and the rust will loosen and can be easily taken off from the affected object.
Pesticide in the Fields: In India, some farmers use coca-cola instead of pesticides for pest termination, because it’s cheaper and the result is totally rewarding. It is said that the high sugar content of the drinks can make them efficient in fighting pests, which is of course denied by the company since they say that there is nothing in the drink that can be used as a pesticide. But the technique is an in-vogue trend in the Indian farming scenario.
Defroster: Coca-cola can defrost the ice that settles on your windshield in the winters. Just pour the drink and let it settle for a few minutes and the ice will eventually come off on its own.
Puts off Bugs: If you get too many bugs in your vicinity or your garden is full of them but it is hard to catch them then put few open cans of coke in your garden or near the window and let the bugs get attracted to the can. Once they sat on it then you can catch them easily.
Odor Killer: You no longer have to endure that skunk smell; if you have been sprayed by the animal then do not fret with deodorants, perfumes and body washes, just get into the shower and pour the drink on the affected area and you will get rid of the problem almost instantly.
Gardening Tool: It comes handy in the lawn as well; if you pour a can every week into your compost bin then it will strengthen the growth of the microorganisms that will later on help in making your lawn healthy and blooming.
Cola Fun: So what if you cannot drink it, you can still have some fun with it—take a liter bottle of Diet Coke and put some Mentos in it and you have got yourself a lovely cola fountain!
Shiny Monies: If you are a coin collector you will love this tip—you can dip your pennies in a mug full of Coca-cola and leave them there for a bit. When you will take out your coins you will see that they are shiny and new again. Cola helps to get rid of the deposited muck!
The Hairstylist: You can make your hair curly by pouring some flat coke on them and then rinsing it off after letting it sit for a few minutes (make sure you do rinse it off, for you do not want your hair to look sticky!).
The Beautician: Mix a tablespoon of flat Coca-cola into your usual moisturizer and massage the cream on to your skin. Your skin will glow and become smoother.
Paint Remover: If your furniture has been stained with paint then grab a towel and soak it in coke and rub it out. Make sure you wash it off with soap water later so that the stickiness of the drink is removed.
Putrefied Battery Cleaner: The drink’s slight acidity as compared to a Basic, when poured on the battery does not dilute battery acid (H2SO4), which is quite acidic—which means that it can be used to clean-up corroded batteries. So if you are stuck in the desert and you have to clean the car battery but you have nothing on you but Coca-cola (although we wonder why you would still carry it after reading the article?) you can use it as a cleaner.
The Loosener: You can use coke to loosen those tight and rusted bolts. Pour some of it on the bolt and let it sit there for a while, after that remove it with water and you will notice that the bolt will be much looser than before.
Enemy of the Oil: It can remove any kind of oil stains from the floor or the kitchen slab. Use the same old method—pour it on the affected area, let it sit for sometime and later wipe if off with scrub and water.
Pool Cleaner: You can make your pool rust free and shiny in a matter of minutes by pouring two liters of coke into the pool and letting it sit for a while. When you will clear it up you will see a huge difference in the appearance of your pool.
Crime Cola: Coca-cola is famous for being used for removal of the blood stains from clothes, furniture, carpet, walls and floor. It is also said that it is used as an important cleaning agent while cleaning a crime scene, although it is not known for sure.
Vintage Cola: You can give your photographs or a sheet of paper old and antique look with Coca-cola. All you have to do is dip a picture or piece of paper in a dish full of coke and let it soak for a second. Take it out and leave it for drying and you will end up with a vintage looking photograph.
After knowing these wonderful things about Coca-cola we bet you must be regretting drinking all that coke and slow poisoning yourself, and also, throwing away all of the rest from the party last night! But now you know better, so the next time you have that big party and you have to serve it because aunt Jenna absolutely insists on it, then save yourself and your family from the atrocities of drinking it but still, collect all of the waste coke and pour it into one big container to clean off the rust or shine the pots or relieve that stomach ache!
Hopefully you got a broader perspective on Coca-cola and are aware of all the wonderful ‘parallel’ uses of it now, because you might shun it as a drink but still can take benefits from its diverse uses!