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hexagonic


hexagonic

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Location: Manchester

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Posted:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4984014.stm


Interesting.

Whilst we're on this topic, what do you think of Coke?

Personally I don't drink it unless it's cherry or Rasberry (in NZ) ubblove I don't drink it because
it's bad for your teeth
it's bad for you
it's american, and america is rich enough - I'd rather spend my money on something locally produced. Besides, I've drunk enough coke for a lifetime already.

What are your thoughts?


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ben-ja-men
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ben-ja-men

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Posted:doesnt frequent the bridge so much now shes moved out to the boonies



*edit i should have read the whole thread title hey*

EDITED_BY: ben-ja-men (1147221649)


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LMSP
BRONZE Member since Aug 2005

LMSP

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Total posts: 1588
Posted: Written by: jo_rhymes


i thought this was a thread about cocaine.


ditto sweety pie! I know it cleans copper pennys, makes your grass greener, fixes a dickie tummy (when it's gone flat), dissolves the septum and Daniella Westbrook loves the stuff! wink


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Pogo69
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Pogo69

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Posted: Written by: pop_n_fresh


i have been trying to make my guitar hardware shine, i will try that. do i leave it over night? or just rub it on?




geeze, pop... don't leave cola on your guitar!! you'll be lucky if it's still there in the morning... eek

how's the twirling coming along? you and your broomstick been getting to know each other? biggrin


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Tabt


Tabt

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Location: Horsham

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Posted: Written by: [noodles

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R Whites do that cloudy lemonade I think. In fact i'm sure they do. It's a pale yellow colour whereas most are the clear variety.



ah ha!! i must have had the r whites variety. i retract my statement!! it was still damned tasty though. old school!!


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Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

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Posted:Coca cola invented the physical appearance of santa, and resulted in millions of parents all over the world intentionally lying to their children. damn they got the best commercialised christmas spirit ever.

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FoxInDocs
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

FoxInDocs

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Posted: Written by: ben-ja-men


doesnt frequent the bridge so much now shes moved out to the boonies

*edit i should have read the whole thread title hey*



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GothFrogette
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

GothFrogette

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Posted: Written by: Mr Majestik


Coca cola invented the physical appearance of santa, and resulted in millions of parents all over the world intentionally lying to their children. damn they got the best commercialised christmas spirit ever.



no they didn't thats an urban myth biggrin


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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

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Total posts: 13215
Posted:Really? How did santa change appearance then? (not being sarcastic, im genuinely interested! Especially when I did an assessment on coca-cola santa advertising in graphics!)

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Pen Draven


Pen Draven

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Posted:I think it was due to an american artist in the mid 1800's.... Has a lookie,, oh yeah

http://snopes.com/cokelore/santa.asp
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And on a coke related theme,, I can't find any diet coke with lime anymore frown it seems to be becoming a very endangered species frown


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monserat
SILVER Member since Apr 2006

monserat

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Posted:I can't drink coke any more after overdosing on the stuff while I was working in pubs and bars. An da mechanic told me he used coke to dissolve rust and grease on stubborn engine nuts. not sure how true that one is though! umm

Does anyone else remember Tab Clear, the clear coca cola?


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sunbeam
SILVER Member since Nov 2001

sunbeam

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Posted:pen draven: suggestion, if you really want diet lime coke by some diet coke and a lime, and put them both together.

Yes i remember tab, somehow much more minging than normal coke.

Anyway we should all boycott coke cos theyre baby killers and thats a fact

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Pen Draven


Pen Draven

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Posted:ohhhh Tab Clear ubblove ubblove that stuff got me through college.

Lol sunbeam,, such an obvious idea. Plain as the nose on my face infact.


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I Dream of things that never were and say Why Not....?

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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

faith enfire

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Posted:i miss jolt

Faith
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LMSP
BRONZE Member since Aug 2005

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Posted: Written by: Rouge Dragon


Really? How did santa change appearance then? (not being sarcastic, im genuinely interested! Especially when I did an assessment on coca-cola santa advertising in graphics!)


he used to wear green apparently but the coke people made him wear red I think.


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blu_valley
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

blu_valley

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Posted:Yes, I'm quite sure St Nicholas's robes were origionally green...and coca cola had something to do with his change to a red suit, but the myth that he brings childeren gifts was around long before then and that he had a beard and umm...stuff. His physical image was changed over time not directly by the coca cola company.

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GothFrogette
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

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Posted: Written by: blu_valley


Yes, I'm quite sure St Nicholas's robes were origionally green...and coca cola had something to do with his change to a red suit, but the myth that he brings childeren gifts was around long before then and that he had a beard and umm...stuff. His physical image was changed over time not directly by the coca cola company.



he has been depicted in red years before Coke was around. it all depends on what part of the world you come from.


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Drudwyn


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Posted:The modern looking Father Christmas was depicted in white, in green and in red, way back into the 19th century, if not earlier. However, Coke's advertising depicting him in red perfectly suited their corporate colours and so the colour variations drifted into the back ground... or something like that at least

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L0s3r_r@v3r
SILVER Member since May 2005

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Posted: Written by: faithinfire


i miss jolt



jolt is back.. in a huge can that looks like a battery! the blue flavor is the bestest!!! *drools* smile


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.Morph.
SILVER Member since Mar 2002

.Morph.

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Posted:Someone sent me this on email, fits with the thread...........so Coke or water?



WATER



#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?





COKE



#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

windshield.





INFO:



#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?


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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

faith enfire

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Posted:coke please

Faith
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.Morph.
SILVER Member since Mar 2002

.Morph.

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Location: Lancashire, UK

Total posts: 669
Posted:Well, it is the real thing. your free can is waiting for you in your local shop. smile .......they may ask for a handling charge tho frown

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Mr Majestik
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Posted: Written by: .Morph.


#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.



bullocks, got a reference for that?

a few years ago i read a funny but truthful article about how society has been made via consumerism to decide what to drink when it gets thristy, when all thirsty means is that you want water.


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wonderloey


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Posted:There's a lot of lies about coke going round..

It won't dissolve a tooth overnight, (thanks dr Karl). Don't get me wrong, I think its strange, but I think there's way too many conspiracy theories flying round and not enough actual facts..

I want references.


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DrBoo
BRONZE Member since Oct 2005

DrBoo

I invented the decaffinated coffee table.
Location: Cornwall

Total posts: 453
Posted:I thought all my cola-influenced christmases had come at once a month or so ago when I discovered the release of "Diet Cherry Coke!!!" yuuuummmmmm. ubbrollsmile
Now I drink too much of the stuff and feel guilty every time. But I haven't got a strong enough will to stop.
I'm sorry, world. redface


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Firetramp


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Posted:I can't drink coke, it makes my stomach really hurt and anyway, I think it tastes disgusting.

And St Nicholas used to wear green or red but he never was that fat!


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