Wednesday, May 5, 2010

(High) Cinco! de Mayo de Freddy, via ebox

My Mom sent me this and of course I thought of you.

Possibly there is a reason I seldom drink soda....glad to see that beer wasn't mentioned in a negative light!!

Water or Coke?


#1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
(Likely applies to half the world population)

#2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak
that it is mistaken for hunger.

#3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as 3%.

#4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs
for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of
Washington study.

#5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

#6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of
water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain
for up to 80% of sufferers.

#7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term
memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on
the computer screen or on a printed page.

#8.. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of
colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast
cancer by 79%., and one is 50% less likely to develop
bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water
you should drink every day?


#1. In many states the highway patrol carries
two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from
the highway after a car accident.

#2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke
and it will be gone in two days.

#3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the
toilet bowl
and let the 'real thing' sit for one hour,
then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes
stains from vitreous china.

#4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers:
Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds
Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.

#5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour
a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.

#6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola
to the rusted bolt for several minutes.

#7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into
the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake.
Thirty minutes before ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.

#8... To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke
into the load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run
through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen
grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your


#1 the active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid.
It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric
acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major
contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis.

#2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup! (the concentrate) the
commercial trucks must use a hazardous Material place
cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.

#3. The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean
engines of the trucks for about 20 years!

Now the question is, would you like a glass of water?

or Coke?

The people I know and love now are vastly different yet equally aware as me; as equally and oppositely as the person I loved most and hardest (but maybe not the most passionately, after all) and who knew me not at all. I am finally in the right family.

There's a backlog of drafts in waiting.

Mercury's in retrograde again, so you know that stems a prolific bitch's flow. But it's my main priority to set those brain droppings free, at altitude. Without a braindump there can be room for no more rightness of such grandiostic magnitudinum.

i for one, don't drink canned killer chemicals laced with nostalgia and shame. i likes organic tragic lemonade. homebrewed.

p.s. i think i gave literal birth to metaphoric baby unicorns. even rarer than the original size, but way more concentrated.


Patricia in TO said...

Dang, now I am going to have to go out and actually buy some Coke - I never drink the stuff either, I am a root beer or ginger ale girl when I occasionally imbibe sodas - and put that Coke in my my cupboard with the cleansers. Maybe that will take the shine off the rose (put the shine on the bumper) for my son when he sees me using it for household cleaning...
And I second the beer comment - I think it SHOULD be made part of the basic food groups!
Glad to hear you found "home".

The Quarter Life said...

You know what's funny? Most people realize just how bad it is, but they do it anyway. Out of sight out of mind.

Check out my blog if you're interested. I would love to know what you think, and whether it has the potential to help people. The Quarter Life Crisis Blog

J at said...

Did you know that if you're underweight, your organs cannot transport or use the water that they need, and thus cannot function properly? Like your liver, your kidneys, and your brain. Amazing the things you learn.

Keep strong, D. Life is for you, not against you.