Few brands are as powerful, lucrative and widely recognized as Coca-Cola. Surveys have even suggested that it’s the second most popular word worldwide, behind “hello”, and reigns indisputably as the world’s most popular beverage. Invented back in 1886, there are approximately 1.6 billion gallons of the drink now sold every year across over 160 countries.
In North America, however, Coca-Cola remains predominantly a soft drink, used to sate thirst and little else. But this seems fairly narrow minded, doesn’t it? Coke’s value as a multi-purpose too is considerable, even to those who are somewhat grossed out by a product equally adept at offering refreshment and cleaning a toilet bowl.
Perhaps this list of 10 practical uses for Coca-Cola will get you dreaming up ways to get the most mileage out of that 12-pack that you just brought back from the grocery store. Or, on the other hand, it may keep you away from carbonated beverages for a long time to come.