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Old 11th Mar 2022, 17:59
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Something useful to do with Coca Cola?

While travelling from our southern headquarters to our northern headquarters the other week we called in at a UK supermarket en-route to get fuel, take a pee and do a bit of shopping. The made to order pizza counter had dairy free cheese available so Mrs Rans...... had a custom made pizza made. So as to be able to share a similar meal I also had a made to order pizza made but with proper cheese. When we collected the pizzas we were informed that if we bought a litre bottle of Coke Cola the two pizzas and the drink would come to a fiver, ie cheaper than the two pizzas on their own. Barking but a no brainer. After fueling up and shopping we were a bit peckish so we decided to grab a quick cheap meal in the supermarket cafe. The deal was two adult meals, two child meals and four drinks for ten quid. Not wanting to really pig out we asked if we could do the two adult meals eat in and take the two child meals as take-away. Unfortunately they were out of take away containers for food and drink so plan B was called for. Plan B being two adult meals and two drinks for 12 quid, also a deal as normally the two adult meals would be £13.30 plus the drinks. They let us swap the Coke Cola freebies for coffees as neither of us drinks fizzy beverages. Phew.

So, we still have a one litre bottle of Coke Cola that we don't have a need for. What should we/could we use it for?

Rans6...........
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Old 11th Mar 2022, 18:04
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Tip it down the sink drain, always good for clearing drains out 👍
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Old 11th Mar 2022, 18:16
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Several people I know boil a ham in proper (not diet) coca cola - the results are excellent to my taste buds. Gives it a glaze or summat like that.
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Just before bed, half if it in the kettle as a de-scaler, the othe half down the bog for the same reason.

Enjoy the flush and rinse in the morning.
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It has a reputation as an excellent toilet de-clogger. God alone knows what it does to your insides.
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Old 11th Mar 2022, 18:28
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I dislike it intensely. When we first moved to Kenya in 1969, I was a bit ill with some stomach bug and our lovely neighbour, Mrs Hill from Florida, administered coke and dry crackers. Hated the coke but it did the trick and I rapidly felt better (time may have erased sordid details of the after effects from my memory!) - tasted it several times since and still hate it! My sister loves the stuff and usually drinks diet coke...
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The original Coke was a lovely drink but after they changed the ingredients - yuk
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Old 11th Mar 2022, 19:07
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Try mixing it 50/50 with milk. Sounds disgusting but tastes quite good. They call it Brown Cow in Africa.
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Old 11th Mar 2022, 20:25
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Some classic car enthusiasts swear blind it cleans out scaled encrusted engine cooling systems a treat, you need to leave it in for a couple of days.
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Old 11th Mar 2022, 20:34
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When I was a farm-hand while 12-14 years old in Iceland, I heard of this: When two farm dogs were, ahem, pairing, it would sometimes occur that the male organ would somehow become stuck inside of the female. The two would roll around howling in pain. Solution: Pour coke onto the problem area. Dunno if worked....
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If you have old and corroded pennies, pour the Coca Cola in a glass and then drop the pennies in.
Let them sit for a bit.
Take them out and use a paper towel to rub/dry them off.
Shine returns.
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Old 11th Mar 2022, 21:12
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I am from Atlanta, Georgia, the home of "Co-Cola" as it is pronounced there. There are many persons of means in Hotlanta; they made their millions trading stock in the aforementioned corporate monolith. Should one go to visit friends in the "Empire City of the South", one is immediately offered a full glass of the brown nectar poured over ice in a 16-oz. glass. Pepsi is a profanity and verboten.

I attended a private high school the student body of which included the kolpygynous daughter of the Executive Vice President of the Coca-Cola Company. (Kolpygynous means that property of the human female of having a perfectly-formed posterior. Be sure to work the word into a conversation this weekend!) Tad, for that was her nickname, had other parts that were large and perfectly formed, but that is a story for another day.

She and I became great friends and I became an accepted family member or blight - I am not sure which. When I applied for a job at Co-Cola, Tad's father was kind enough to invite me to his sumptuous office. He asked if I'd like to see the double top secret formula of The Pause That Refreshes and I gave him an enthusiastic Yes! He led me out of his office and down a hall at the end of which was a door guarded by two armed sniper looking gentlemen. We entered a small room; a safe, perhaps 18" x 18" was on one wall. Mr. W. input a six number combination, opened the safe, and removed a yellowed piece of folded paper. He waved it in my face, saying "There it is!", then hurriedly replaced it in the safe, closed the door, and spun the lock. What a tease!

One of my more illustrious claims to fame was that I was the first "civilian" (not a Coke employee) to taste Tab. I was talking with Tad in her living room when her father bounded in, turned to me, and said "Behold our newest drink, Ed! Take a few sips and tell me what you think." I did. Manners contraindicated that I should vomit onto their $100/sq. yd. carpet, so I suppressed a heave, half-smiled, and said "Not bad!", though it was and the general public agreed. Tab met the same fate as the "New Coke".

As a final and long-overdue confession, I now must make a startling admission. I am the only Atlantan in the history of that fine city to - drum roll - not like Coca-Cola. Perhaps once a year with a couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream, otherwise, bourbon and branch water work just fine!

- Ed

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While watching an endurance auto race on TV several years back, one of the lead cars started having issues with the clutch slipping. During the next pit stop, they poured a large bottle of Coke into the bellhousing - the resultant sticky mess stopped the clutch from slipping and they were able to finish the race.
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The Coke Ham dish is in Nigella Lawsons cook books as “ Trash Ham” and does taste good and cleans the pan as well. Never that bothered with the biscuit however.

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An aircraft engineer I used to work with always said that Coke was the best (only?) thing for cleaning Skydrol (aircraft hydraulic fluid) off surfaces. Skydrol is horrible stuff, and I can recommend keeping your hands away from your mouth if you have been using it, it tastes absolutely foul (as I found out…)
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Old 11th Mar 2022, 21:56
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(Kolpygynous means that property of the human female of having a perfectly-formed posterior. Be sure to work the word into a conversation this weekend!)
I would but:






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The product under discussion is widely reported to have a pH of 2.6 to 2.7 due to the level of phosphoric acid (H3PO4) it contains. And people still drink the stuff. I would use it as a weedkiller in the back garden.
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FType is keen on rhubarb dishes "because it cleans the (ally) pan."
But I am not so keen on digesting the alumina, which I presume must be "in" the rhubarb.
I'm still alive, though.
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Old 11th Mar 2022, 22:41
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Originally Posted by Ant T View Post
An aircraft engineer I used to work with always said that Coke was the best (only?) thing for cleaning Skydrol (aircraft hydraulic fluid) off surfaces. Skydrol is horrible stuff, and I can recommend keeping your hands away from your mouth if you have been using it, it tastes absolutely foul (as I found out…)
We had our first lady technician arrive when I was shift supervisor, and I was going through my usual skydrol safety brief.
" Goggles on, if you get it on your fingers wash your hands as soon as you can, and whatever you do even if you are desperate for a pee, wash your hands before you touch your c*ck.

The silence as they say, was deafening. ☹️
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Old 11th Mar 2022, 23:05
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(Kolpygynous means that property of the human female of having a perfectly-formed posterior. Be sure to work the word into a conversation this weekend!)
I think you will find that the word is callipygous, and I have indeed frequently used it in conversation. It have found that it is considerably less likely to cause offence than the more Anglo-Saxon alternatives.
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