Friday, July 30, 2010

And you only thought it was soda.

I don't know if you are like me but I like to search random things on the internet {sue me, okay :)} and what I fell on this morning, you would not believe. Get this, crazy random uses you can have for................ COCA COLA! Yes, my friends, I am not kidding you, there are so many crazy things you can do with Coca Cola. Now, I am a huge fan of Coke; I know soda is not very healthy but it's a thing I can't shake. I think it's embedded in my DNA, no joke.

In my home country {Djibouti, for all of you that are new to my blog. It's a small country in East Africa}, we have different tribes and one tribe in particular are called the Afars. They are known to love Coke; they drink it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I think I might have some Afar blood in me because I crave Coke all day every day but I don't drink it that often; I'll buy a 2L bottle once or twice a month. Where was I going with this? Oh, yeah, the many uses you can have for Coke. This is where I get all wikipedia on you guys and tell a little bit about the origins of Coca Cola. It's been rumored to be green at the beginning but no proof of that yet. Apparently, Coca Cola was originally made of coca leaves {the plant of cocaine} and cola nuts that grow in Africa; so yes at first, you could find 60mg of cocaine in each serving. It also contained alcohol and it was used for medecinal uses. But eventually, they took out the cocaine and the alcohol because it gave people headaches.

Did you know?

* That Coke can relieve a jelly bean sting. All you have to do is pour the soda over the sting.

* That if you have the hiccups, you can gargle a bit of Coke and your hiccups are gone.

* That if your baby has the colic, let the warm Coke go flat, pour in the baby's bottle and give it to him. It makes the tears and the colic go away.

* That to clean your burnt pots and pans effortlessly, you can boil some Coke in it.

* That you can antique your photos; take a photo you'd like to antique {make sure you have a second copy in case that you're like me, and you'll mess up}
and soak it in Coca Cola. Use a small pan and pour in about 1/2 inch of Coca Cola. Then put in the photo until it's covered with the cola. Just soak for a few minutes until you get the color that you want. Gently lift out the photo {careful not to touch the front with your fingers}. Then gently pat dry with a soft lintless material. Or, drip dry. Then finish drying with a hair dryer.

* If you have a too-dark dye job, you can fade out the color. Just take DIET coke and pour it on your hair; it should remove the dye considerably.

I have also heard that you can tan with it, get soft, silky hair, remove gum from hair and also get smooth skin. Who knew good ol' Coke could do this ? I sure didn't. Did you?


  1. I already knew about the cocaine thing. My mom is a huge Coca Cola fan.

  2. What's a jelly bean sting? Is that anything like a jelly fish? LOL Gotta love typos.

    Thanks for sharing! I'll be trying the Coke on the photo thing!

  3. Well look at that eh..interesting! Especially the hiccup one...although I don't drink pop so I rarely have any here, so it's unlikely to help me..damn!

  4. They have an awesome Coca Cola museum in Las Vegas that goes through the entire history and you can try Coke products from around the world! It's so cool. Anyway, I loved this post. I love the boiling Coke in burnt pots tip!!!


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