Industrial Uses For Coca-Cola That Prove It's Not Fit For Human Consumption

Coca-Cola is the world's best-known soda brand, but that doesn't mean that it's good for you.

In fact, we all know that Coca-Cola is stuffed with sugar and phosphoric acid, and has a bunch of negative health effects.

If you drink one soda a day you are more likely to be obese, more likely to have high blood pressure, and more likely to have higher blood sugar than someone who doesn't. 

But talking about the negative effects of Coke isn't the same as showing the hard evidence of what it can do to your body.

You wouldn't drink household cleaning items for a reason. Let's take a look at how Coke behaves as a household cleaner. You're going to be shocked.

1. It's Used For Stripping Rust In Household Cleaning


You might think that you need a high-grade acid product or a particular form of tool to remove rust from stuff at home, but that's not the case. You can just use fabric or a sponge dipped in Coke to get that rust off.


2. It Dissolves Blood Stains


Got some bloodstained clothing? Then try dousing it in Coke and watching that blood just disappear. Then think about what Coke might be doing to your insides if it does that to blood on fabric. That's not so pretty, right?

3. Dissolve Oil From The Garage Floor


Yup, oil stains can be truly problematic and ordinary cleaners often won't touch them, but Coke? That's a different story. Soak the oil stain thoroughly in Coke, leave it for a few hours and then hose it clean.

4. Bringing Burnt Pans Back To Life


We all know what a nightmare it can be to scrub the burns off of burnt pans. Yet, if you fill your sink with some Coke and leave the pan to soak, all you need to do is rinse the pan and it comes up shining.

5. Make An Engine Block Shine Like New


This is a secret mechanic's trick. If you want to polish up your engine block, you can either work very hard using a range of cleaning products or pour Coke over everything and let it sit for a while before wiping it clean!

6. Remove The Tarnish From An Old Penny


This is the easiest example to try at home. Take an old filthy copper penny and place it in a glass of Coke for 24 hours. Then come back and rinse the penny under the tap and watch it gleam. Then meditate on your stomach full of Coke and ask, "What's it doing to me?"


7. Clean Up Vitreous China


Do you know what substance in your body has the most in common with fine china dishes? It's bone. So, take some dirty vitreous china and soak it in Coca-Cola and ask whether your bones would appreciate similar treatment? We don't think they would.

8. Clean Out Your Stained Toilet Bowl


That ugly copper stain that appears in some toilet bowls? It's easy to remove it. All you need is a few liters of Coke. Pour the stuff over the copper stains. Leave for a couple of hours. Then flush the toilet and say goodbye to the problem.

9. Shining Chrome With Coke

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We love this use for Coke. Take some aluminum foil and cover it in Coke then use the foil to scrub your chrome work and within minutes it will look nearly brand new again. If we were made of chrome, we'd start drinking Coke again.

10. Removing Paint From Metal Furniture

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Yes, really. You can use Coke as a paint-stripping agent for metal furniture. We think this is conclusive proof that while Coke can be really useful around the house, it's probably best that you don't drink it. 

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