25 Ways To Use Coca-Cola Without Drinking It

Josephine Thompson

Journalist

You know what people like to talk about? Coca-Cola! They just love yapping about how this drink is useful in many ways that do not involve drinking it. And while sugar has only recently been dubbed as the 'white death' (and Coca-Cola is nothing if not sugary), the acidic qualities of the drink are very well known.

So much so that some people have taken to using Coca-Cola for various household chores. It makes sense - it smells better and is probably cheaper. However, it does serve to put Coca-Cola drinkers on the edge... or not. People still smoke cigarettes like it ain't no thing, so a future without Coca-Cola is even more improbable!

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Curls

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source Curl your hair by pouring flat coke on them, let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse it off.

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Stain Remover

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Thanks to the carbonic and phosphoric acid inside the carbonated drink, you can use it together with detergent to clean those pesky stains away

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Cleaning windows

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source One more piece of cleaning utility comes from the citric acid in the drink: it works the same way as citrus fruit based windows cleaner and is thus good for cleaning windows.

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Bug Killer

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source Coca-Cola is sugary, and bugs love sugar. However, it's full of other stuff that can kill them. That's why you can drive the pests away by spraying Coca-Cola on cupboard roaches and ant hills.

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Color Fader

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source Coca-Cola fades your hair for some reason. You can use it on your hair if you are unhappy with the way your hair was dyed.

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Removing gum

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source Don't cut your hair if it has gum stuck in it! Just soak the gum in Cola for a few minutes and it will become a lot easier to pick out.

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Wash the pain away

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source The chemicals in Coca-Cpla can help you with bug bites and bee or jellyfish stings. Just pour some on the affected area!

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Washing dishes

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source Blackened pots and pans are a chore. However, if you soak them in Coca-Cola for a few minutes, the grime and the burns will be easier to scrub off.

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Removing rust

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source There's phosphoric acid in Coke that can remove rust! Simply immerse the object in Cola - or rub it with a Cola-soaked rag if it's too big - and the rust should come off.

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Pool De-ruster

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source Remove rust from the pool by pouring two liters of Coke into the pool! After letting it sit for a while and cleaning it up, your pool will be rust-free.

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Deicing

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source If your car windows get frosted in winter, douse them in Coca-Cola and the ice will slough off. The car might be sticky, though.

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Bug catcher

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source Coca-Cola is sugar, and bugs love it. So if you leave an open can out, it might attract (and drown) some of the creepy crawlies.

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Gardening

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source Pour a can of Coca-Cola into your compost bin once every week and microorganisms will love it. Make sure to turn the compost so it doesn't explode!

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Remove Oil Stains

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source Pour it on the affected area (floor, kitchen tiles), let it sit for a while, then wipe off and scrub with water.

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Colacano

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source If you're tired from all the Cola chores, just throw some Mentos into a Cola bottle and watch out for the fountain!

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Paint stripper

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source If you (or your child) have stained furniture with paint, then grab a Cola-soaked rag and rub it off. Wash the spot afterwards to avoid stickiness.

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Shiny coins

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source Dip your pennies (or whatever currency you have) in Coca-cola and leave them there. Coca-Cola will wash all the muck and grime away!

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Beauty treatment

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source If you mix a tablespoon of flat Coca-Cola into your moisturizer and massage it into your skin, your skin will glow and become smoother.

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Ageing photos

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source Dip a photograph or piece of paper in a dish full of coke and let it soak for a second or two. Take it out, dry it out and you will have your vintage photograph.

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Battery Cleaner

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source Coca-Cola, when poured on the battery, does not dilute battery acid (H2SO4), since the drink is slightly acidic. You can use it to clean-up corroded batteries!

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Skunk-b-gone

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source Skunk spray stinks so bad that someone tried washing the affected area with Coca-Cola to drive the smell away. What do you know, it worked!

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Sticky WD14

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source Loosen tight and rusted bolts by pouring Coca-Cola on the bolt! Let it sit there for a while, beforer removing it with water. Pesticide

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Pesticide

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source Some farmers in India use Coca-Cola as a pesticide and claim that it's super effective. Coca-Cola denies that any part of the drink can act as a pesticide, but the farmers think that the high sugary content helps a lot.

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CSI baffler

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source Coca-cola is supposedly useful for the removal of the blood stains from clothes, furniture, carpet, walls and floor, which implies that it's also good for cleaning up crime places.

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Cheap bleach

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source Who wants to spend any time at all while cleaning toilets? Nobody. That's why you can make the process easier by dousing the bowl with coke, waiting for an hour and rinsing it off.

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