Coke Myths

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    After checking snopes and watching Mythbusters, I have found that nearly everything ever circulated about Coke is verifyably false, from it and pop rocks killing Little Mikey to its ability to dissolve a tooth. I thought about posting a list here, but there's just too many. I figured I'd start a thread instead by asking if anybody had heard one that they weren't sure of. I'll go ahead and post what's probably the most widely believed one.

    Coke was never actually translated into Chinese as 'bite the wax tadpole.' One of the combinations of characters that sounded like "Coca-Cola" could, with proper toning, mean 'bite the wax tadpole,' or any of of a dozen meanings, but was thrown out in the first round of choosing. The winner was (in modern Mandarin pinyin with no tone marks) 'kekoukele,' or 'to allow the mouth to rejoice.'
     
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    Here's one I had heard. You can fry an egg in Coke. Definitely not true!!!!
     
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    Hey, I watched Mythbusters last night too!
    The spermicide one... I thought that was the weirdest.
     
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    The only one that I know of to actually have truth behind it is that they used to add cocaine to it...

    This is my favorite myth, though.
     
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    i watched that same show i think about 2 years ago.

    its the one where they took a pig (or sheep) stomach, and added hydrocloric acid, pop rocks, and coke, right?

    i think the spermicide is the funniest one...
     
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    Another myth about Coke.

    If you cut it with baking soda....

    Oh....never mind.
     
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    I wonder if I'm related to the guy?
     
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    False. It's been said about baking soda, aspirin, and about a dozen other things.

    http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/aspirin.asp
     
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    The 3 biggest lies about coke:

    1. It's addictive
    2. It's deadly
    3. It doesn't make you look cool

    That's called satire, kids. Stay off the drugs! :thup:
     
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    Well, Coca-Cola is addictive, just like anything else with caffeine. If I don't get at least 12 oz. of something caffenated a day, I get horrendous headaches and will eventually become very nauseated and dizzy. I'm trying to cut back enough that I can decaffenate, though.
     

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