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This is really an eye opener!

We all know that water is important but I've never seen it written down like this before.


WATER

1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (Likely applies to half world population.)
2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%.
4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% 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 could 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 screen or on a printed page.
8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50%less likely to develop bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water you should every day?






COKE

1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.
2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be gone in two days.
3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the "real thing" sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in 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 aluminium foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminium foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for sumptuous brown gravy.
8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION:

1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in osteoporosis.
2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the Hazardous Material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.
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 coke?
 

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My dad brought home the the same information a few months ago, the main reason why i stopped drinking coke. I drink mainly water now these days anyway.
 
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I only drink coke when mixed with spirits :twisted:

Just to highlight one of the points in the opening thread, I have recently had a fitness assesment and one of the machines they use puts a weak electric current through your body. This can give an indication of lean mass, fat content and water content. According to thier machine I was dehydrated by nearly 5 liters (close to 1 gallon). I didnt feel thirsty at all but just goes to show that we probably dont drink enough water.
 

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its not all true!


I dont drink the stuff only diet with vodka!

did you also know Coke comes from the word Cocaine wich was one of the main ingredients back in when it was first produced! ....saying that the good old USofA was coked up to the eyeballs for around 7 years til cocaine was made illegle!
 

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I have a glass of water in front of me now, When im at work i always drink water, theres a water machine right next to me :) Im on my 5th glass today alreay.

What a good boy i am
 

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Mickeyblu said:
its not all true!


I dont drink the stuff only diet with vodka!

did you also know Coke comes from the word Cocaine wich was one of the main ingredients back in when it was first produced! ....saying that the good old USofA was coked up to the eyeballs for around 7 years til cocaine was made illegle!
Cocaine was not the main ingrediant, it was an additive, to create a addictive feeling, to buy more coke, however this was made illegal, and so was subliminal messages which also had the same effect.
 

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hob said:
Mickeyblu said:
its not all true!


I dont drink the stuff only diet with vodka!

did you also know Coke comes from the word Cocaine wich was one of the main ingredients back in when it was first produced! ....saying that the good old USofA was coked up to the eyeballs for around 7 years til cocaine was made illegle!
Cocaine was not the main ingrediant, it was an additive, to create a addictive feeling, to buy more coke, however this was made illegal, and so was subliminal messages which also had the same effect.

It was used instead of sugar. Now they use corn syrup.
 

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Coca-Cola

was named back in 1885 for its two "medicinal" ingredients: extract of coca leaves and kola nuts. Just how much cocaine was originally in the It's all gone now, folks. formulation is hard to determine, but the drink undeniably contained some cocaine in its early days. Frederick Allen describes the public attitude towards cocaine that existed as Coca-Cola's developers worked on perfecting their formula in 1891:

The first stirrings of a national debate had begun over the negative aspects of cocaine, and manufacturers were growing defensive over charges that use of their products might lead to "cocainism" or the "cocaine habit". The full-throated fury against cocaine was still a few years off, and Candler and Robinson were anxious to continue promoting the supposed benefits of the coca leaf, but there was no reason to risk putting more than a tiny bit of coca extract in their syrup. They cut the amount to a mere trace.

Allen also explains that cocaine continued to be an ingredient in the syrup in order to protect the trade name "Coca-Cola":

But neither could Candler take the simple step of eliminating the fluid extract of coca leaves from the formula. Candler believed that his product's name had to be descriptive, and that he must have at least some by-product of the coca leaf in the syrup (along with some kola) to protect his right to the name Coca-Cola. Protecting the name was critical. Candler had no patent on the syrup itself. Anyone could make an imitation. But no one could put the label "Coca-Cola" on an imitation so long as Candler owned the name. The name was the thing of real value, and the registered trademark was its only safeguard. Coca leaves had to stay in the syrup.

How much cocaine was in that "mere trace" is impossible to say, but we do know that by 1902 it was as little as 1/400 of a grain of cocaine per ounce of syrup. Coca-Cola didn't become completely cocaine-free until 1929, but there was scarcely any of the drug left in the drink by then:

By Heath's calculation, the amount of ecgonine [an alkaloid in the coca leaf that could be synthesized to create cocaine] was infinitesimal: no more than one part in 50 million. In an entire year's supply of 25-odd million gallons of Coca-Cola syrup, Heath figured, there might be six-hundredths of an ounce of cocaine.

So, yes, at one time there was cocaine in Coca-Cola. But before you're tempted to run off claiming Coca-Cola turned generations of drinkers into dope addicts, consider the following: back in 1885 it was far from uncommon to use cocaine in patent medicines (which is what Coca-Cola was originally marketed as) and other medical potions. When it first became general knowledge that cocaine could be harmful, the backroom chemists who comprised Coca-Cola at the time (long before it became the huge company we now know) did everything they could with the technology they had available at the time to remove every trace of cocaine from the beverage. What was left behind (until the technology improved enough for it all to be removed) wasn't enough to give a fly a buzz.
 

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Cocaine was used in Thousand of product in thoose days ......read a little book called SnowBlind in has some amazing facts, from shipping of raw cocaine to the taxes on it! (the stories ok to)

anyway its 'Always the real thing' or nothing!
 

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I LOVE COKE!!!!! BUT I LOVE DR PEPPER MORE!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
 
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