Typically when you think of what Coca Cola is good for, the obvious reason would be to drink it..duh! But the sugary soft drink is good for so many other things that are actually pretty helpful.
Here are 7 unusual and surprising uses for Coca Cola. Try them out!
Make An Explosion
Okay, this one is not really useful, unless you need to make a volcano for a science project or something. It is more for fun or if you find yourself extremely bored on a Sunday afternoon. If you drop a Mentos inside a bottle of Coke, it will shoot out and explode. Just be sure your dog isn’t walking by when you try this (I almost gave mine a heart attack while testing this out).
Kill Garden Bugs
If you have a green thumb and cannot stand little critters ruining all of your hard work, try this: Fill a shallow dish with some Coke and place it in the flower bed. When the critters go in for a drink, they will not be able to survive. Of course, you shouldn’t do this just for the sake of killing bugs, you should only do it if really necessary.
Sipping a glass of flat Coke will help get rid of nausea and soothe and upset stomach. It can also be used for a sore throat and diarrhea.
Clean Blackened Pots
One of my biggest complaints about cooking is the amount of work it takes to clean the gunk off of the pots and pans that have been used. Pour Coca Cola over the entire blackened area, place over low heat for about an hour and the dreaded black film will be gone when you rinse.
Get Stains Out
Stain removers can be really expensive so the next time you have a grease or blood stain to remove from your clothing, pour a can of Coke into the washing machine with your detergent and it is quite effective.
Cook With It
Coca Cola can be used as an ingredient just like anything else. Mix it with BBQ sauce for a marinade, put it over a ham as a glaze, or soak chicken in it for a nice flavor.
Soaking rusted items in Coke overnight and scrubbing the next day will get rid of rust easily. It can also be used for chrome items. The ingredients in the Coke break down the particles of rust so it is much easier to get off after soaking for a few hours.
What are some unusual uses of Coke or other products that you have discovered?