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anonytmouse
11-03-2004, 07:30 PM
Indian farmers use Pepsi and Coke as a cheap pesticide (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/3977351.stm)

The article fails to mention the effect of caffeine as a pesticide (http://www.google.com/search?q=caffeine+pesticide).

XSquared
11-03-2004, 07:35 PM
I wonder if I could use Coke to kill my tapeworm then... hmm...

Darkness
11-03-2004, 07:56 PM
Unsurprisingly, Pepsi and Coca-Cola strongly disagree, saying there is nothing in the drinks that can be used in pest control.


Ha, that's a joke if I ever heard one. I remember my physics teacher telling us if you leave a nail in coke it friggin dissolves.

JaWiB
11-03-2004, 08:01 PM
>>Ha, that's a joke if I ever heard one. I remember my physics teacher telling us if you leave a nail in coke it friggin dissolves.

I tried that once...Left it in some coke for about a week and nothing at all happened to the nail.

Darkness
11-03-2004, 08:07 PM
hmm maybe it just makes it shinier or something, i dunno. Or maybe you just needed to wait longer...but afterall, it can put holes in your teeth, that much I know for sure, and enamel is one of the hardest substances.

ober
11-04-2004, 07:23 AM
I tried that once...Left it in some coke for about a week and nothing at all happened to the nail.It takes just SLIGHTLY longer than a week. :rolleyes:

At least 10 days. :cool:

Shakti
11-04-2004, 08:30 AM
I am pretty sure that if you place a tooth in a glass of coke/pepsi it will dissolve.

JaWiB
11-04-2004, 04:50 PM
I actually went to a few websites and one said the nail thing was "unproven," another that it couldn't happen, and another that you needed to use an uncoated iron nail. Maybe the iron thing makes a difference

Hmm does anyone else have trouble using smilies?

B0bDole
11-05-2004, 01:38 AM
:) no, but the nail..tooth...etc thing is true, its all chemicals aka sugar dude, think about it. GLUCOSE. google, fun times (DP wanring)

Perspective
11-05-2004, 10:17 AM
Hmm does anyone else have trouble using smilies?

yeah, the smilie buttons dont work for me. neither do the rep links....

Brain Cell
11-05-2004, 02:48 PM
If i remember well ... some people use it to clear out rust from iron.

*edit* i searched google for : rust coke , and i got some interesting results showing different usages of coke. Here is one of them : http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/w/watervscoke.htm

RoD
11-05-2004, 02:57 PM
coke is one awsome cleaner when it comes to copper waterblocks/heatsinks.

JaWiB
11-05-2004, 07:04 PM
:) no, but the nail..tooth...etc thing is true, its all chemicals aka sugar dude, think about it. GLUCOSE. google, fun times (DP wanring)

What does glucose have to do with it? I mean it contributes to tooth decay, but thats because of saliva and bacteria in the mouth that ends up producing lactic acid.