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Post by polgara on 22nd July 2010, 3:26 pm

From my daily paper

1 Explosions Drop a Mentos into a bottle & stand well back.

2 Medicinal A glass of flat coke can soothe nausea, diarrhoe & sore throats.

3 Insect killer Pour coke into a shallow dish & leave in garden to kill pests

4 Stain Removal Pour a can in with detergant to remove grease

5 Pot Wash pour into a pan & leave on a low heat for an hour.

6 Painkiller pour over a sting to relieve the pain

7 De Skunk If you have been sprayed by a skunk Coke helps to neutralize the odour

8 Eating Mix with BBQ sauce to make a marinade

9 Window cleaner Pour on & wipe with a damp cloth

10 Rust busters. Soaking objects overnight helps to break down the rust

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 22nd July 2010, 4:02 pm

Ham slow cooked in coca-cola is surprisingly good too.

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Post by Mike on 22nd July 2010, 11:11 pm

polgara wrote: 2 Medicinal A glass of flat coke can soothe nausea, diarrhoe & sore throats.

That use should not be considered unusual. Coke syrup was originally intended as a carrier liquid for hard to stomach medicines. The caffeine (and originally also some cocaine) were stimulants to combat the depressing effects of some of the powerful cough suppresants (like turpine hydrate + codeine).

How became a "soda"? Well the original soda shops were the drug stores (chemists) and common to add a dash of whatever syrups they had that customers liked to the soda water. The "cherry coke" goes way back (add a dash of both coke syrup and cherry syrup). I was a preteen before my father got too sick to be in the store, old enough to sometimes wait on the soda fountain. You wanted a "coke" I would do a squirt or two of the coke syrup into the glass and fill with "soda" (carbonated water). You wanted a different soda; I used the appropriate syrup or mix of syrups for that one.

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Post by Compostwoman on 22nd July 2010, 11:26 pm

Also used as a post sex douche I understand....., the bottle shape helped some there I guess..... Shocked

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Post by Compostwoman on 23rd July 2010, 12:06 am

Sorry if that offends...I will delete it if I have overstepped a mark Embarassed

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Post by Adrian on 23rd July 2010, 12:08 am

Was just wondering how men managed to get their winkies in a coke bottle

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Douches tend to be for women............. Shocked

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Post by Adrian on 23rd July 2010, 12:13 am

We obviously don't know the same kind of blokes.....

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Post by Compostwoman on 23rd July 2010, 12:20 am

TMI Shocked

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Post by polgara on 23rd July 2010, 7:19 am

Well CW, that made me laugh

Yes I had heard that before, but I just copied what was in my paper. As for Badgers comment, well facepalm

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 23rd July 2010, 7:37 am

If you're in a hard water area it's also good for getting rid of limescale in the toilet. Pour a cheapy bottle of cola down the loo and leave it overnight. It's a bit scary in the morning as everything looks brown, but a quick scrub with the loo brush and a flush and sparkling clean loo!
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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 23rd July 2010, 7:43 am

I tried that and it did nothing at all, Jelly.

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 23rd July 2010, 7:46 am

Compostwoman wrote:Also used as a post sex douche I understand....., the bottle shape helped some there I guess..... Shocked

That defence did not work for Fatty Arbuckle

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Post by Hairyloon on 23rd July 2010, 9:55 am

AngelinaJellyBeana wrote:If you're in a hard water area it's also good for getting rid of limescale in the toilet. Pour a cheapy bottle of cola down the loo and leave it overnight. It's a bit scary in the morning as everything looks brown, but a quick scrub with the loo brush and a flush and sparkling clean loo!
I would think that is an action of the carbonic acid rather than anything to do with being cola.
If the brown upsets you, try lemonade, or even just fizzy water.
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Post by Chilli-head on 23rd July 2010, 11:54 am

Cola is probably the best for toilet de-scaling, it has phosphoric acid in it too.

Long ago, as a student in a slightly drunken condition, I found some red wine from T***o in the cupboard, the sort that came in a cooking oil type bottle and was simply labelled "Vin de France". Too foul to drink as it was (even for desperate students), we tried to make mulled wine from it. Not having a pan to hand, we poured it into an electric kettle with whatever we had to hand that seemed suitable and switched on. The result was still vile, but having left it, forgotten, in the kettle overnight, the kettle was the cleanest it had been for years !

Everything has a use, even cheap coke and "Vin de France"
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Post by Lakshmi on 23rd July 2010, 8:12 pm

yeah, was supposed to help with preventing unwanted pregnancies and/or kill germs or nasties. yeeech! I don't want to imagine how bad that was for the insides.
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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 23rd July 2010, 8:48 pm

I'm surprised no one has mentioned mixed with Jack Daniels - only a splash of coke though - the Black Tooth Grin.

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Post by Compostwoman on 23rd July 2010, 11:11 pm

Or mixed with rum - the classic drink!

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 23rd July 2010, 11:12 pm

Hmm. Depending on whetehr you are in the Rainbow Bar & grill or Cinderella's discotheque, respectively.

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Post by Compostwoman on 23rd July 2010, 11:21 pm

Isn't R n' C the classic night out drink for those who like to dance around their handbags? I don't know as I don't like rum, much...and never danced around my handbag!

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Post by Dandelion on 24th July 2010, 12:34 pm

I used to drink rum and coke quite often in the 70s - isn't it funny how some food and drink gets locked into a certain decade? (My sister and I only recently broke it to my mother that Black Forest gateau wasn't really the dessert of the moment....)

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Post by Lakshmi on 25th July 2010, 12:15 pm

I quite like spiced rum n'Coke. Feel right as rain the next morning. Guess I belong to the wrong decade...

Billy, if you want the coke to descale/clean your toilet, you need to empty the water from the bowl first (I recommend marigolds, a manky sponge and a bucket). I personally prefer to use clear vinegar for that. it works perfectly and no need to worry about the state of the ceramic glazing.

edited to add: I enjoyed uncle Jack's and coke in my younger years. simply because mixing these two drinks that I don't much care for made them mutually better.
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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 25th July 2010, 1:09 pm

I did empty the toilet bowl first Lakshmi, still zero effect. Will try vinegar.

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you still have to scrub a bit.
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