Stupid Email Hall of Fame

crash_teas22We all get them: stupid email forwards. Misguided (or just plain idiotic) friends, relatives and coworkers forward us stuff that promises to be “hilarious” or “amazing,” when it’s actually so damn stupid, you want to reach through the computer and strangle them for sending it to you. These emails belong in the Stupid Email Hall of Fame. And since I’m apparently still caught up in a post-election bliss hangover, I forgot to post this yesterday. So, without further ado, an email with one of the greatest, longest-standing urban legends to date:

coca_colaThe infamous myths of Coca-Cola:


#1. In many states the highway patrol carries
two gallons of Coke in the trunk 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.
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 Reynolds
Wrap 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: Apply 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 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 the 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


#1. the active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid.
It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric
acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major
contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis.

#2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup! (the concentrate) the
commercial trucks must use a hazardous Material place
cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.

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

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


Quick! send this helpful info on to your friends
health conscious or not!!!!

We’ve all heard these stories before. But are they true? Is Coca-Cola eating us alive from the inside? I decided to consult trusty urban legend debunkers for some answers. Here’s what they had to say:

  • There isn’t enough carbonic, phosphoric or citric acid in Coke to cause any sort of bodily harm or to dissolve or corrode metal or any other solid subtance.
  • The gastric acid in your stomach is stronger than any of the acids in Coke.
  • A large array of common household substances, including water, can be used to clean stains. Coke isn’t any stronger or more harmful than them.
  • If you ask a highway patrolman if he keeps Coke in his car to clean blood off the pavement, you’re likely to get laughed at.

I’d also like to add my personal testimony: With all the Coke, Diet Coke, Cherry Coke, Coke Zero and Vanilla Coke I’ve ingested in my life, I’d certainly be dead by now if any of this were true. So, the moral of the story is, keep drinking your Cokes and don’t believe everything you read in emails!

Have you received something like this? Or does this email pale in comparison to some of the stupid crap you’ve received? If so, forward those dumb emails to We’ll mock and debunk (if necessary) these stupid emails every Wednesday.


8 responses to “Stupid Email Hall of Fame

  1. I would like it if it could clean my toilet though…less work for me!

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  3. I’ve pretty much stopped drinking soda or anything with citric acid, but largely because of dental trauma. I do drink one now and again if nothing else is around or something, but I don’t like myself much afterward. But those issues are mine and mine alone. And I do feel better on water and tea. And the occasional LifeWater, but those can get addictive, unfortunately.

    But yeah, this is crap. Although my dentist has told me that if you soak a tooth in Coke, it’ll dissolve in a week. So maybe he should go to snopes.

  4. I heard that Coca-Cola is a Muslim.

  5. The only thing coca cola does do is complement my whiskey!

  6. That coke soaked ham sounds delicious!

  7. It makes a yummy cake too.

  8. it is also a great douche my wife loves the taste

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