20) Coca-Cola removes blood from fabrics and clothes
If you’ve got some greasy, difficult stains on your clothing, it turns out Coca Cola might be able to solve the problem. Clever list site Listverse suggests that adding a little to your wash will make the difference: Grease stains are famously difficult to remove from clothing and stain removers can be very expensive. Here is a cheap solution: empty a can of coke into your wash along with the usual detergent and run it through a normal cycle. This is also quite effective for removing blood and it helps to deodorize smelly clothes. The reason it can break up stains is thanks to the carbonic and phosphoric acid inside. In many states in the US, the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.
19) Coca-Cola and aluminum foil will make chrome shine like new
Seriously, if you mix Coke with aluminum foil, you can make a classic car’s bumper look like it never left the lot. That’s not something you want in your gut.
18) 4 Litres of Coca-Cola will clear rust in a pool
Considering most pools already have some ridiculously strong chemicals in them already, the fact that Coke is so strong that it can help the cleaning process is pretty insane and makes me want to drink it about as much as chlorine at this point.
17) Pennies soaked in Coca-Cola will come out shiny
After years, if not decades, of wear and grime, pennies can be some of the nastiest objects we ever deal with. However, to clean them up, just add them to a glass of Coca-Cola and let it sit for 4-5 hours. They’ll come out looking brand new and you’ll probably never drink Coke again because of it.
16) Coke will kill slugs and snails
Pour a small amount of Coca Cola in a bowl, the snails and slugs will be attracted to the coke. The acid in the coke will kill these pests. Now imagine drinking that same coke which can be used to kill slugs and snails
15) Coca-Cola will loosen rusty bolts for you
If you’re having trouble with a rusty nail or bolt stuck in something, just soak a rag in Coke and lay it over the object for a few hours, it should come out much easier afterwards. Seems like a good reason to not drink the stuff yourself but keep it under the kitchen sink or in the garage, don’t you think?
14) Coke will clean out the burnt stuff from pans
If you have some burnt-in food material in one of your pans that seems like it will never come out no matter how much you scrub the crap out of it, just pour some Coca-Cola in the pan and let it sit overnight. The burnt material should come out no problem the next morning.
13) Coca-Cola kills snails and slugs
Due to the high acidity of Coke, it is a remarkably effective product to use when killing snails and slugs. Doesn’t knowing that it’s an effective murder tool make you want a big glass right now?
12) With a little Coca-Cola, car battery terminals clean up fast
If this doesn’t scare you away from Coke, I really don’t know what would. You can clean away the corrosion on a car battery terminal by pouring coke over it.
11) Coke can be used an effective insect repellent
About an hour before you’re going to have a picnic or barbeque, put some Coca-Cola in a saucer and place it away from where you and your guests will be. The bees, flies and other unwanted pests will be too busy taking in the sweet, acidic cola while you enjoy the outing in peace. While not nasty, this is still a great tip!
10) Coca-Cola will fully dissolve a tooth
If you place a tooth in a sealed container filled with Coca-Cola, it will eventually dissolve into nothingness. Seriously. And that’s something you willingly put in your mouth?
9) You can use Coke to clean your car’s engine
Have a nasty looking engine that you want to get shining like new again? With a little bit of Coca-Cola and a touch of elbow grease, the engine will look like the day you got it.
8) Diet Coke will fade or completely remove dye from hair
If you find yourself with a terrible dye hair, just soak your hair in Diet Coke for a little while and watch the “permanent” color become a thing of the past.
7) Coca-Cola will clean tile grout with ease
One of the toughest things to clean is the grout between tiles. To make this chore a breeze, just pour Coke onto the floor, let it sit for a couple minutes, then wipe it (and the dirtiness) away.
6) Coke can be used to remove gum in your hair
Either someone was being a jerk or you fell asleep with gum in your hair and now you want it out. Don’t worry, just soak the offending piece of gum in a glass or saucer of Coca-Cola for about 15 minutes and the gum will wipe right out.
5) Coke will strip paint from a metal surface
To get rid of unwanted paint from a metal surface, just soak a towel in Coke and lay it over the paint for a couple hours. When you remove the towel, most of the paint will come right off, the rest will flick off with ease.
4) You can remove marker stains from your carpet with Coca-Cola
If one of your kids (or you) got marker stain on your carpet, getting it up is usually a serious hassle involving professional cleaners and hundreds of dollars, but not anymore! Just pour some coke over the stain then scrub it with a soapy solution. The marker stains should come right out.
3) Coke will remove the set in stains from vitreous china
You know those set in stains in your vitreous china that have been there for decades? Get rid of them by soaking the china in Coca-Cola for a few hours and have your wares looking amazing. This also works on many sinks as well.
2) Coca-Cola will remove the oil stains soaked into a garage floor
Those set-in oil stains on your garage don’t have to a be a permanent part of the space. Just pour some coke onto the stains, let it soak in, then rinse all of it (including the oil stains) away with a hose.
1) Coca-Cola will clean your toilet bowl to perfection
This is a famous use for Coke, but only because it’s so insanely effective. If your toilet bowl is looking grimy, just pour some Coca-Cola into it and let it soak for a few hours (for best results, let it sit overnight). Come back, scrub it with a brush a little bit then flush. The grime and filth will have vanished and your toilet will be presentable again!
So, do you still want to drink Coca Cola?