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10 Useful Life Hacks You Can Do With Coke

Coke has many uses with which we are all familiar: thirst quencher, drink mixer, wake-me-up in the morning. Whether at a picnic, a buffet line or a bar, there's always a good use for Coke. But there are many other practical means for which a can of Coca-Cola can be used. The list below details 10 useful things you can do with Coke that you may not have known about.

1. Kill slugs and snails

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Doorstep covered with the slimy little pests? Save the table salt and have just as much fun watching them slowly, painfully melt away inside a tidal wave of America's favorite cold drink.

2. Clean car battery terminals


Sure, it might not speak to the general nutritional value of Coke nor the wisdom of consuming it. But when you've got a corroded  battery post and don't feel like painstakingly chipping away at the crud, just douse it with a little Coca-Cola and wait. You'll be firing on all cylinders in no time.

3.Make your hair curly


Better looking through chemistry. Eliminate those bad hair days with just a little squirt of America's favorite cold drink.

4.Remove pesky blood stains


Um... yeah. Well, you never know when you might need to quickly get rid of the evidence. The same chemical agent that gives Coke its kick will also break apart caked-on blood stains.

5. Defrost an icy windshield

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You're running late for work and don't have time to scrape away at your frozen windshield. Just pop open a can of Coke and liberally spray the frost away.

6.Clean a dirty  toilet bowl

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Nobody likes to scrub the toilet. So, instead of getting down on your hands and knees to scrape away at ossified excrement, just casually sprinkle a few drops on those ancient stains and wait. Within an hour, your bowl will be back to it's normal, healthy shine.

7. Remove stuck-on pan gunk


Another of Coke's unintended consequences is its ability to remove rust and caked-on debris from cooking ware. Save your elbow grease and allow your favorite soft drink to eat away at the grime on your dirty dishes.

8.Neutralize skunk sprays

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Medical science cannot explain this one. And in all honesty, this is probably a placebo. But if you get sprayed by a skunk, you might as well drink a Coke. And while your drinking a Coke, alone, without any friends because you smell like a skunk, you might as well pour some Coke on yourself. If nothing else, it will give you an excuse to continually drink Coke throughout the entire smelly ordeal. And drinking Coke is never a bad thing.

9. Shine up an old coin

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Got a buffalo nickel or a two-cent piece that needs a shot of life? Soak it in  a glass of Coke and watch the years fall away as you try not to think about what that well-loved brew may be doing to your intestines.

10. Reduce pain from bug bites

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Coke and picnics go naturally together. Unfortunately, so do picnics and bug bites. Instead of scrambling for the bug spray, keep the party going and just drown that pesky bug bite in Coca-Cola. You'll be back to yourself in no time.

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