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5 More Things To Do with Pop

Take a minute to learn five unusual ways you can use your favourite sugary soda around the home.

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Ever wondered why people call pop “soft-drinks”? It’s because hard drinks traditionally contain alcohol, whereas pop does not. Hurray for fun facts! While you’re at it, why not learn about these five fun ways to use your favourite pop for something other than guzzling. Enjoy!

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1. Clean Your Toilet

Eliminate dirt and odour with a simple can of soda. Pour into the toilet, let sit for an hour, then scrub and flush.

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2. Keep Drains from Clogging

Slow drain and no drain cleaner in the house? Pour a 2-litre bottle of cola down the drain to help remove the clog.

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3.Get Gum Out of Hair

It’s inevitable – kids get chewing gum in their hair. Put the gummy hair section in a bowl with some cola. Let soak for a few minutes, then rinse.

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4. Remove Rust from Chrome

Are you babying an older car – you know, one of those babies that has real chrome on the outside? If the chrome is developing small rust spots, you can remove them by rubbing the area with a crumpled piece of aluminum foil dipped in cola.

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5. Remove Oil Stains From Concrete

Gather up a small bag of clay-based cat litter, a few cans of cola, a stiff bristle broom, bucket, laundry detergent, bleach, eye protection and rubber gloves. Cover the stain with a thin layer of cat litter and brush it in. Sweep up the litter and pour cola over the area. Work the cola in with a bristle broom and leave it for about 20 minutes. Mix 1⁄4 cup of laundry detergent with 1⁄4 cup of bleach in 4 litres of warm water and use it to mop up the mess.

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