Coca-Cola is truly a miracle product. This can full of caramel sludge has an incredible variety of practical applications. We’re going to run down just a few of them in this shining look at America’s best household cleaner and the Coke tattoos it inspired. No, not that kind of coke tattoo.
Coca-Cola was invented in the late 19th century by John Pemberton. It quickly became the hottest selling corrosive acidic solution on the market. The liquid comes in various sized containers – 12 oz cans, 20 oz bottles, 1 and 2 liter bottles, and even 6, 12, and 24 pack varieties for the cans. Due to aggressive marketing, Coca-Cola is one of the most recognized brands in the world today.
I first became aware of this wonder liquid when my car was broken down in California. It turned out that my battery connectors were filthy, and the quickest cheapest fix was to simply pour some Coke on them. This worked like a charm, and ever since I’ve been bowing down to the serious cleaning power of Coca-Cola.
You can clean almost anything with Coke. Got a dirty toilet bowl? Just dump in a can of coke and let it sit for awhile. After that, just one flush and your toilet is clean. Coke will also strip the rust off of just about anything. It’s also great at getting bloodstains out of clothing and fabric. You can defrost a windshield with it, water your lawn with it, use it to attract and kill snails, neutralize a jellyfish sting, clean grout tile, polish pennies, use it to remove gum from hair, strip paint from a variety of surfaces, and even use it to age documents and photos. Is there anything Coca-Cola can’t do?
Obviously such a wonderful product is going to generate some wonderful tattoos. Just look at these cleaning enthusiasts who have permanently branded their skin with Coca-Cola tattoos. And what better way to show your love for this multi-purpose liquid?
These Coca-Cola tattoos make us look forward to our next DIY cleaning endeavor. Join us next time for another Hail Corporate when we look at tattoos of the world’s best laxative, Jack in the Box.