Everybody has their own crazy way of curing hiccups, from scares to dances to drinks. Here’s another one, and it seems to work pretty well. Mix Coke and water and swish it around inside your mouth, gargling a few times. How could it help? There are a bunch of possible reasons.
The most likely is that the carbonation interrupts the chemical balance that causes hiccups, or something like that. We’re pretty sure it has to do with carbonation, at any rate. Or maybe it’s the sugar. We guess it could also be the acidic content. We guess we’re saying that we don’t know.
Flavor Your Foods
If something tastes good, why not use it in cooking? That's the idea behind this tip. Innovators have used Coke to freshen up plenty of their dishes, like chocolate cakes, chicken wings, barbecue, and more. The flavors seem to work the best with pork, so the next time you're putting together a baked ham or pork chops, try reaching for the red can in your fridge to make a glaze or sauce.
We've never tried it, but honestly, it sounds pretty good. If you've experimented, reach out to us and tell us how it went. That's not even the only thing that Coke can do for your food.
Fade Dark Hair Colors
If you like to personalize your hairstyle with dyes, you know that it can be difficult to get the right shade every time. Thankfully, the wonders of Coke make it easier for you to get the right color. If you dyed your hair and it's come out far too dark for your liking, grab a can of Coke and soak the areas you want to be lighter.
Just like how Coca-Cola removes stains from clothes, it's helpful for removing stains from your hair – which, when you think about it, is what hair dye is. Keep a can around to increase your styling skills.
Soothe a Sting
If you're playing out in the yard with a couple of cans of Coke on the porch to drink during a break and you feel a bee sting, don't go running inside. Pouring soda on the affected area will give you instant relief by breaking down the venom that comes with stings.
It can also work on other bites like horse flies or mosquitoes, as long as you have enough. That's right, there's a little bit of venom in those bites – nowhere near enough to hurt you long-term as long as you aren't allergic. Still, they're a hassle to deal with and can be a big pain, too.
Restore Aging Chrome
If you have some chrome in the kitchen, the bedroom, the bathroom, or the garage that has seen better days, here's what you need to do. Grab a can of Coke and some aluminum foil, pour the Coke over the metal, and rub it with the foil.
It's almost like magic, but it's just boring old science. Somehow, someway, the Coke loosens the corrosion and stains that cover the metal, and the aluminum foil...we don't really know. Why can't you just use a washcloth or something like that? Well, we didn't come up with this stuff. Mr. Coca-Cola did, and he wants you to use aluminum foil.