Ozymandias | 01.08.2003 09:00
Water vs. Coke
>Water / Coke: This is really an eye opener. We all know that water is
>important but I've never seen it written down like this before.
>1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
>2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is
>mistaken for hunger.
>3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as
>4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost
>of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.
>5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
>6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day
>significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
>7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory,
>trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer
>on a printed page.
>8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon
>45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is
>less likely to develop bladder cancer.
>And now for the properties of COKE
>1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons
>Coke in the truck to remove blood from the highway after a car
>2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be gone in
>3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and
>the "real thing" sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid
>Coke removes stains from vitreous China.
>4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a
>rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
>5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of
>over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
>6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to
>rusted bolt for several minutes.
>7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan,
>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
>sumptuous brown gravy.
>8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a load of
>clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola
>help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your
>For Your Info
>1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8. It
>dissolve a nail in about 4 days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium
>bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in
>2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck
>the Hazardous material place cards reserved for Highly corrosive
>3. The distributors of coke have been using it to clean the engines of
>their trucks for about 20 years!
>Now the question is, would you like a glass of water or a coke?