Facts About Coca-Cola They Do NOT Want You To Know

By Editorial Staff in Facts and DIY On 10th September 2015

#1 American Coke tastes different from international Coke

The formula for the concentrate doesn't change, but there is a slight difference in sweetness according to the local culture's palate. Some countries such as Mexico still use cane sugar instead of the high fructose corn syrup that's used in the United States.

#2 Americans ingest 1.7 million tones of sugar each year from drinking Cola-Cola alone

On average, Americans drink 399 servings of Coke products each year. With 39 grams of sugar per serving, that means the average American consumes 10.8 pounds of sugar each year from Coke and Coke products alone.

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#4 Coke can strip grime off a penny

Pennies looking a little dull? Cover them with Coca-Cola overnight and rinse them off in the morning. You'll find the Coke has stripped away all the grime, revealing a shiny, new penny. Just remember: you're drinking something this powerful.

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#5 Coke can actually soften your bones

Carbonation is known to reduce the calcium in your bones, as does phosphoric acid (an ingredient in Coca-Cola) which effectively softens your bones. What makes it even worse is that most people choose Coke as an alternative to calcium-containing beverages like milk which can aid in replenishing calcium in the bones.

#6 You can use Coke to clean your toilet

The acidity of the Coke helps break down and remove stains in your toilet. Simply just pour a can in your toilet, let it sit for a bit, and scrub away.

#7 Diet Coke isn't any better for you than regular Coke

Studies have found that the artificial sweeteners found in diet soda can cause weight gain, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and heart disease, which means it's pretty much on par with regular soda.

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#8 A Coke ad was once recalled because of an obscenity

A South Australian poster in the mid '80s was recalled after retailers started complaining about a risque image in one of the ice cubes.

#9 Coke can make your car battery last longer

Corrosion is a common problem with older car batteries, but you can use Coke to remove most of the rust and salts.

#10 Coca-Cola could be to blame for reduced sperm counts

According to a Danish study, men who drink more than 32 ounces of Coke each day could be harming their sperm count. On average, heavy soda drinkers had counts almost 30% lower than men who didn't drink soda.

#11 Coke can be used as lawn fertilizer

Coke is a pivotal ingredient in a lawn tonic trick that many golf course groundskeepers use. Use that trick and your lawn will be greener in days.

#12 Coke did NOT create the modern day image of Santa Claus

Hate to burst your bubble, but this widely believed myth simply isn't true. According to Snopes, the red and white-clad Santa we know and love existed long before Coca-Cola ads from the 1930s, and was featured in drawings as early as 1906 - at least two decades before Coke's ads came out.

#13 Coca-Cola can be used to remove rust from metal

Dip a cloth in undiluted Coke and scrub away at the rust. Pretty soon it will look good as new.

#14 Coke can ruin your teeth

It causes extensive erosion and discoloring. This tooth was left in a glass of Coke for 24 hours.

#15 Coca-Cola was behind the H2NO campaign that tried to stop customers from ordering water at restaurants

It's true. They wanted to maximize profits at restaurants and encourage patrons to order Coca-Cola products instead.