is a non-alcoholic carbonated beverage produced by Coca-Cola. Few people have not heard of the Coca-Cola drink invented on May 8, 1886 in Atlanta (Georgia, USA) by a pharmacist, a former officer of the US Army, John Stith Pemberton. The name for the drink, created from the leaves of coca (three parts) and cola nuts (one part) was invented by the accountant of Pemberton Frank Robinson. By the way, the word “Coca-Cola”, written by him in calligraphic letters, remains the logo of the drink to this day.
Initially patented as a cure for nervous disorders, Coca-Cola gradually migrated from city pharmacies to stores and gained worldwide popularity. And, like all more or less successful products, Coca-Cola is surrounded by a huge number of rumors, myths and misconceptions. Some of them have already been refuted, others are waiting for their time. It is in the case of debunking the most famous myths about “Coca-Cola” we are going to contribute.
Coca-Cola contains cocaine.
Indeed, when it was not yet known about the harm to the body caused by cocaine, the composition of the drink included the leaves of coca tree, also used to make cocaine. However, at the end of the XIX century, the negative impact on the body of cocaine was scientifically proven, and in 1903 the media accused Coca-Cola producers of the fact that the drink caused unrest caused by blacks from urban slums in New York. Since then, Coca-Cola has been supplemented with coca leaves in its uncooked form, that is, without cocaine.
At the moment
the recipe for “Coca-Cola”
looks like this:
Caffeine (140 ppm);
Dye (sugar color, E150);
Orthophosphoric acid (phosphorus 170 ppm).
Many of the myths about “Coca-Cola” are invented by the Russians.
The authors of the vast majority of myths about this drink are Americans. Yes, and there were these myths in those days when in the Soviet Union about “Coca-Cola” was not aware of virtually nothing.
In some states of the United States, police use Coca-Cola to flush blood from roads, because road patrols constantly carry two gallons (about seven liters) of this drink with them.
This is a myth. First, there is not enough Coca-Cola to eliminate the consequences of a serious accident. Secondly, any liquid can be used to flush the blood – the result will be almost the same. Although blood stains, for example, on clothes, “Coca-Cola” really dissolves.
In “Coca-Cola” meat dissolves within two days.
Coca-Cola is not able to dissolve the meat, but it can be made softer and juicier, so it is suitable as a marinade for meat products.
“Coca-Cola” can be used to clean the tub and toilet.
Unfortunately, this is not the case. Ceramic products “Coca-Cola” does not clean.
If you wipe the bumper with a piece of foil dipped in “Coca-Cola”, you can remove stains of rust.
You can achieve exactly the same result by simply wiping the bumper with foil. “Coca-Cola” does not affect rust. But the products made of chrome or bronze this drink can really clean well.
If you pour the can of Coca-Cola on the contacts of the car battery (or wipe it with a rag soaked in this drink with a rusty bolt) – the rust will be washed away.
Unfortunately, this opinion is erroneous. Rust “Coca-Cola” can not win.
If you pour a can of Coca-Cola into the washing machine, add detergent powder, you can wash greasy stains from clothes.
No, stains of fat from the clothes of “Coca-Cola” remove will not help.
Dust from the windscreen of the car is best washed away by “Coca-Cola.”
Yes, the dust is washed off, but sticky brown spots remain on the glass. Therefore, to clean car glass is best to use special fluids, for this purpose.
“Coca-Cola” has a very high acidity.
Indeed, this drink contains phosphoric acid (acid level – 3 ph).But the same acidity have some types of beer, and vinegar demonstrates no lesser level. And the acidity of pure lemon juice is 10 times higher than that of Coca-Cola.
Over night, “Coca-Cola” can dissolve the tooth.
The experiments proved that the influence of this drink is not so much.
“Coca-Cola” is able to dissolve a nail in four days.
This is not true. On metals, “Coca-Cola” has the same effect as any other liquid.
“Coca-Cola” is used for cleaning engines.
Wrong opinion. Lubrication from the engine or other parts of the car “Coca-Cola” can not be removed.
“Coca-Cola” kills spermatozoa.
In fact, this drink is only able to dissolve sperm, but it does not affect the viability of spermatozoa.
Coca-Cola can be used with any products.
This is not quite true. For example, from the use of this drink with sweets “Mentos” should refrain. The fact is that Mentos (especially unpainted and unglazed) has a non-uniform texture that provokes the release of carbon dioxide dissolved in the drink. In addition, in a chain reaction that generates a real fountain from Coca-Cola, substances such as aspartame (a sugar substitute), a preservative (sodium benzoate), caffeine, gum arabic and gelatin are involved. To the lethal outcome, such a “rattling mixture” may not lead, but it will be able to deliver you quite a few unpleasant sensations for quite a long time.