50 Things You Had No Idea You Could Do with Coca-Cola
Coca-Cola can be awfully refreshing, but so can some of the ingenious uses for the caramel-colored favorite.
Dentists hate it, polar bears love it
We’re not saying it’ll do anything for the plaque on your incisors, but it’ll definitely do a number on your porcelain-tile grout, or a bloodstain. A more versatile soft drink than you might initially expect, we’ve gathered 50 criteria in which Coca-Cola excels—51 if you count being delicious.
Clean a toilet bowl
The picture has circulated around the Internet for some time and it turns out Coca-Cola can clean rust spots on your toilet. The slight acidity of Coca-Cola can remove stains of all kinds.
Make a barbecue sauce
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A little Coca-Cola can add just the right flavor to a barbecue sauce. It’s a popular ingredient to use for a barbecue sauce and make grilling a little more refreshing. Find a recipe at Instructables.
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Some plants love the delicious taste of that caramel-colored soft drink Coca-Cola, like azaleas and bergenias. They like the light acidity of the drink in the soil. Here’s why the Coca-Cola logo is red.
Clean milk stains from clothes
It seems unusual that a dark cola could remove a milk stain but the claim exists. After letting the milk stain soak in Coca-Cola for around five minutes, just throw it in the wash. When you’re all done with that milk jug, repurpose that milk jug as a scoop or as a tool to collect stripped paint from furniture. Here are another 8 weird things that can remove stains.
Just pour some Coca-Cola over your lenses, wipe dry and repeat with water to get rid of any sticky residue. Find out more great ways to extend the life of your eyeglasses.
Coca-Cola can do wonders in the kitchen, especially with meat. Its acidity can tenderize meat and work as one heck of a marinade. If Coca-Cola makes you feel like a kid again, take a look at some vintage kitchens.
Loosen rusty bolts
The little amount of phosphoric acid a can of Coca-Cola contains can produce big results with rust. Let some Coca-Cola soak on a rusted bolt for a while and then try to remove it. Then find out whether Coke or Pepsi tastes better.
Neutralize skunk odor
According to some, Coca-Cola has the power to remove the oils from a skunk spray. It seems a bit dubious but you’d better exhaust all options if you’re having trouble getting rid of the smell of a skunk. Make pests no trouble around the home with these tips that teach you how to get rid of pests.
Soothe a jellyfish sting
The exact healing capabilities of Coca-Cola on jellyfish stings remains a topic of debate but according to an Australian study from 1993, Coca-Cola reduced the pain and the reaction to a sting between 25 to 75 percent. Vinegar is a potential (if controversial) option, but who’s running around with vinegar in their bag at the beach?