Science Experiment:
Coke! The Real Thing.

My mother is of a certain age, and because of this she doesn’t know how to send an email.  Ohhhhhhhhh, but she can forward one.  Seriously.  She has no idea how to actually compose and write an email to any one of her knit wit friends (they’re friends who actually knit) but boy oh boy can she forward.  She’s the queen of forwarding messages my mother.

I know this because I am the recipient of her many jokes/recipes/trivia/fun facts/pornographic cartoons.  One of her most recent messages was devoted to the perils of Coke.  A cola.  According to the email Coke can rot your gut, remove rust, clean up crime scenes and make a metal nail disappear in 4 days.   Give it a law degree and Coke could probably dissolve your marriage.

Not being one to believe anything unless I’ve actually tried it, I’m going through my mother’s forwarded Coke email to PROVE it’s all a load of crap.  Starting with claim #1

COKE WILL DISSOLVE A T-BONE STEAK IN 2 DAYS.

ANY CHARA CTER HERE

See you in 2 days!

ANY CHARA CTER HERE

17 Comments

  1. Liz says:

    Haaaaaaa, amazing. I don’t know anyone who forwards those kinds of emails to me. Funnily enough i don’t feel as though my life is lacking anything.

    My MIL does like to “Like” things on facebook a little bit too much though, which i class as the same sort of thing. My SIL put up a status update along the lines of “I’m sad today” and she LIKED it. That’s strange no?

    But, on the subject of coke, you can boil a ham in it and it gives an amaaaaazing taste. Seriously try it, i’m not even B*S-ing. I even blogged about it once.

    • Karen says:

      If you like I can send my mother your email address. I’ll give the ham in Coke a try. Even though I’ve hated ham ever since I had to dissect a fetal pig in highschool biology. But for YOU I’ll do it. 🙂

      • Liz says:

        You should try it, but i totally understand your feelings on the whole fetal pig thing. Bleck.

        • Karen says:

          O.K. I um … I might try it. Everyone else in the world likes ham. So I’ll give it a go. Now I’m under the recommendation to try Coke boiled ham and Ikea meatballs. This blog is going to make me chubby.

  2. Foxadora says:

    Next time, send me the steak and the coke and I’ll disolve them in about 30 seconds.

  3. michelle says:

    HILARIOUS!!!!!!

    • Karen says:

      Fun, eh? I HATE those stupid emails. Everyone just accepts they’re true. Well, jeez … it came into my computer … it MUST be true.

  4. Tricia Rose says:

    Your are doing a service for all mankind with this experiment, but you also run the risk of being forwarded every half-arsed piece of urban myth going. Brave girl! Keep it up, I’ll watch! (and any moment now I’ll pour bleach on a burn, as long as it is someone else’s)

    • Karen says:

      Tricia – I do kind of feel like a modern day Madame Curie. Only without the radioactive stuff.
      And … Tricia … think of me as your therapist … you have to trust me. The bleach WORKS on a burn.

  5. Sonja says:

    Aw, girl, my dad suffers from the same affliction! He’s hard-pressed to write a single email but boy can he forward like there’s no tomorrow. I’m sure he sent me that same coke email at some point in time. I’ve also gotten the dangers of Pyrex cookware and so many, many others. The forward key should be disabled for those of a certain age. 😉

  6. JANE says:

    Bleach on a burn? Do Tell!!

  7. david says:

    Actually….this is true. However you don’t use the waters down stuff you drink…you use the old school pure coke syrup concentrate thatbuswd to come in giant glass jugs way back in ww2 times. The shipyard my fathervworked

  8. david says:

    Actually….this is true. However you don’t use the waters down stuff you drink…you use the old school pure coke syrup concentrate thatbuswd to come in giant glass jugs way back in ww2 times. The shipyard my father worked in used it to remove rust on steel components before working on it. That stuff was highly acidic and was more easily available for use at the time. Cheaper too.

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