Water or Coke?

Interesting information about water and Coke:


1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.

2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.

3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 30%.

4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.

5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.

8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

And now for the properties of COKE Coke cleaning

1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the truck to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.

2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be gone in two days.

3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the “real thing” sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.

4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.

5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.

6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.

7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.

8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.

For Your Info

1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in osteoporosis.

2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the Hazardous material place cards reserved for Highly corrosive materials.

3. The distributors of coke have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years!

Now the question is, would you like a glass of water or coke?

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Was the Last Decade of Lyme Research a Cover-Up?

Was the Last Decade of Lyme Research a Cover-Up?

Lorraine Johnson and her correspondence with Phil Baker, PhD.

Well said, Lorraine.

Actually, this is a bit complicated.  For me, this is what it comes down to, paraphrased from the link here:

Public comments on scientific matters should be made with care and accuracy, without unsubstantiated, exaggerated, or premature statements.   It was this essential task that Dr. Phil Baker failed to do, with devastating consequences to Lyme patients.

(  Key words are highlighted in red.  )

Lots of the Lyme debate is “unsubstantiated, exaggerated …”   and well, laughed at and ignored. There is still much to be learned and discovered.  The consequences for those with Lyme and its co-infections are devastating and life changing.

LYMEPOLICYWONK: Was the Last Decade of Lyme Research a Cover-Up? Baker and the Embers Study Revisited. | LymeDisease.orgLymeDisease.org.

The Value of a Dime

A Dime … Ten Cents … 1/10th of a Dollar … Ten Pennies

I was at the gas station when I spotted a dime in the wintery slush.Dime

I bent over and picked it up, getting my leather glove not just wet but dirty.  I threw the dime in my bag and forgot about it.

I had owed my local library 50 cents in overdue fines but only had four dimes when I paid the fine the day before, leaving a ten cent balance. That afternoon I paid off the remaining twenty percent of the fine with a dime. Not the dime I had found, but another dime.  20% is huge when one considers it can be paid with found money. The value of found money.

The next day I was a dime short on a small purchase. Digging around in the coin drawer of my car I found a dime to complete my transaction. This also was not the dime I had found. But I marveled at how a found dime added value to what I needed, even if it wasn’t the exact same coin.

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Finally, I pulled out that found dime, the one that had dirtied my leather glove and looked at it. It looked like a normal dime; just maybe a little old. It’s date was 1949. Coins of this vintage can have some value – beyond ten cents so I looked it up. Its value is listed as $15.

Not a huge find. Although $15 is nothing to ignore. It is the percentage of value that is amazing. Ten cents turns into $15 dollars. Better yet, a dime that was not mine. The dime belonged to and was lost by someone else. I just happened to see it and being the cheap skate I suppose I am, I picked it up.

I did not think about paying my library fine or needing an additional ten cents. Nor did I think about its unknown numismatic value or the cost to clean my leather glove. Sometime ten cents is more valuable than one thinks.  

Student who contracted tick-borne illness on school trip awarded $41.7 million


It is fairly easy to contract Lyme disease – most anywhere. 

Those who play field sports such as field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer … the teams, coaches, parents and fans usually sit on the sidelines watching the game. Many times the sidelines abut wooded areas. This is where the ticks are. On the sidelines.

Although this student did not contract this illness in this way it would behoove schools to pay attention to sports and ticks to avoid a similar law suit.

Connecticut student who contracted tick-borne illness on school trip awarded $41.7 million | masslive.com.