Top 10 Coca-Cola Myths that are LIES!!!

By Brian Lemay 46 comments


With so many interesting facts, there doesn’t
seem to be any need for urban legends about the 133-year-old soda. Yet, when a product is subject to such far-reaching
and enduring popularity, it’s not surprising that a few myths have sprung up along the
way. Here are ten famous Coca-Cola myths that have
far more basis in fiction than fact. Mentos and Coke Does anyone even eat Mentos anymore? Or are they solely being produced to be used
as a method of wowing students in middle school science classes? If you were ever a twelve-year-old, you know
about the classic Mentos and Coke experiment. It takes the vinegar and baking soda routine
to a whole other level. Simply dropping the candy into a two-liter
bottle of Coca-Cola leads to an impressive eruption of bubbles and foam. Unsurprisingly, this experiment led many to
wonder what exactly would happen if one were to consume the candy and the soda simultaneously. The only logical hypothesis (at least for
seventh graders) is that the combination would be deadly. However, the reality is far less sinister. Sure, mixing Coke and Mentos would have an
unpleasant effect, but, contrary to what the stories would have you believe, it won’t
cause your stomach to explode, which was the most popular theory. Still, even though the effects aren’t fatal,
the consequences will be pretty messy, so we strongly recommend you don’t try it out. Coca-Cola can dissolve a tooth overnight The source of this rumor is no mystery. It’s probably rooted in the efforts of parents
to deter their kids from drinking sugary drinks like Coca-Cola. One of the most well-known entries on this
list, the myth proclaims that if you leave a tooth submerged in Coke overnight, it will
be completely dissolved by morning. Dentists who want you to cut down your sugar
intake would probably endorse this legend, but there’s not actually any truth to it. What is true, however, is that Coca-Cola isn’t
doing your teeth any favors. But it’s definitely not so fast acting that
it can make a tooth disappear overnight. Although that would be a pretty cool magic
trick. This urban legend comes from the fact that
Coke is often referred to as being incredibly acidic. But the fact of that matter is that other
inane food items, like orange juice and vinegar are actually more acidic than this soda. And you don’t usually hear concerns about
orange juice causing anyone’s teeth to melt away. So, while the possibility of cavities shouldn’t
be completely discounted, you shouldn’t be putting any stock in this particular myth. It gives You Pep! It’s a well-known fact that Coca-Cola was
originally made with a certain illicit substance. Yep, that one’s true – from 1886 to 1903,
the soft drink contained what is now widely considered to be an incredibly dangerous drug. That’s why it gave people so much pep after
drinking it. The risks of said drug were unknown until
the early twentieth century, and Coca-Cola wasn’t the only household item that contained
the now-illicit substance. It was also included in some tobacco and toothache
drops. Even though this substance, which happens
to be in the name coca-cola, hasn’t been used in the soda drink for over a hundred
years, there are whispers that it’s still being used as a secret ingredient. This is, of course, false. The rumor probably stems from the fact that
coca leafs, from which the illicit substance is derived, continue to be used in the production
of the soft drink. However, the leafs used in the soda are what
are called “spent” leafs. This means that all traces of substance are
removed from them and they therefore will have no stimulating effect when consumed. The leafs are processed at the Stepan Company
in Maywood, New Jersey, and are used in the soft drink as a means of flavoring. There’s tight regulation that ensures that
your sodas are drug-free and can be safely enjoyed, so there’s no need for alarm. Pop Rocks and Coke Similar to the Mentos and Coca-Cola rumor
is the Pop-Rocks and Coca-Cola rumor. This one was particularly prevalent in the
eighties and nineties, and if you were a kid during that period, you probably know exactly
what we’re referring to. If you’re unfamiliar with Pop Rocks, it’s
a small, crystallized candy that comes in packets, which most people pour directly into
their mouths. Upon entering your mouth, the candy starts
to “pop”. Because of the popping sensation of the candy,
people assumed that Pop Rocks and Coca-Cola would have a reaction similar to that of Mentos
and Coke. The general theory is that a mixture of Pop
Rocks and Coca-Cola would cause your stomach to explode. As we all learned earlier in this video, consuming
a combination of Mentos and Coke, while not the greatest idea, won’t actually kill you. Mixing Pop Rocks and the carbonated beverage
is even less dangerous as, once the carbon dioxide is released from the Pop Rocks, all
that’s left behind is sugar. So, consuming a combo of Pop Rocks and Coke
is pretty much the same as mixing sugar into your soft drink. The riskiest thing about it is how sweet it
would be. Soda’s sweet enough already, adding extra
sugar to it would be enough to make anyone queasy. Coca-Cola and Santa’s origins Just like people like to say that Hallmark
invented Valentine’s Day, it’s not uncommon to hear people credit Coca-Cola with the creation
of Santa Claus. While Coca-Cola played a role in popularizing
the modern depiction of Santa, they in no way invented it. The idea of a figure like Santa Claus has
been around for hundreds of years and is present in many cultures. Inspiration drawn from several sources and
years of evolution brought us the Santa we know and love today. Coca-Cola began incorporating Santa in their
advertisements in the early thirties, depicting him as an old, bearded man in a red suit with
a bowl full of jelly. Many argue that this was the first time the
character was ever illustrated in such a way, but this isn’t the case. Santa’s modern image came about in the late-nineteenth
or early-twentieth century, with a man named Thomas Nast being credited for its conception. Moreover, Santa Claus had been depicted as
clad all in red for over one hundred years prior to the release of Coca-Cola’s first
Santa-themed advertisement. You can now rest easy knowing that, while
Christmas has become a celebration of mass-consumerism, it turns out it might actually be slightly
less based in consumerism than we’ve been led to believe. And isn’t that a wholesome thought? Coke was originally green Coca-Cola is brown, and it has been since
its release in 1886. Yet, for some reason, there’s a popular
urban legend that, back in the day, this soft drink was green. This is a prime example of how misinformation
so easily spreads across the Internet. The basis for this strange myth? Possibly the fact that Coca-Cola has occasionally
used green cans and bottles to hold their famous soft drink. The company would never have even considered
making this soda green, as its dark brown color was selected for a very specific reason. Back in Coca-Cola’s early days, production
was not nearly as standardized as it is today. Coloring the drink brown was the perfect way
to mask any imperfections that may have occurred during the manufacturing process. This might make you a bit skeptical about
the quality of Coke back then, Today, the beverage continues to be colored a rich brown,
probably just due to convention. People are used to Coke being brown, 7-Up
being clear and Orange Crush being orange. Trying to mess with the status quo would likely
lead to serious outcry. If you ever found yourself wondering how exactly
Coke gets its distinctive color, it’s usually chalked up to dyes or caramel, which has been
a regular ingredient in the soft drink over the years. So, there you have it. Coca-Cola is not vegetarian-friendly The Coca-Cola rumor mill has also produced
the urban legend that the famous soft drink contains some questionable ingredients. According to this rumor, Coke has been deceiving
us all along. Allegedly, the soda’s secret ingredient
is pork. Now, the idea of a beverage containing meat
is both weird and a little disgusting (okay, it’s more than just a little disgusting). Since Coca-Cola has never made any mention
of their beverage containing animal products, we’ve all been consuming it for years. You can see how a reveal like this would be
upsetting. However, Coca-Cola had a good reason for never
making the inclusion of meat in their soda public knowledge: that reason is, of course,
that there’s absolutely no truth to it. So, if you’re vegetarian, vegan, or simply
think that pork has no right to be in liquid form, don’t worry. No mammals or birds were harmed in the making
of this beverage. Too much of a good thing… People are quick to point out the negative
consequences of consuming too much of a good thing. This myth supports that claim in the most
extreme way possible. The urban legend goes that once upon a time,
a student living in India died after chugging eight Cokes. Now, are we saying that Coca-Cola is healthy? No. Are we saying that you, too, should try chugging
eight cans in a row? Absolutely not. But are we saying that it’s not lethal? Pretty much. It’s safe to say that chugging eight Cokes
would probably result in a nasty stomachache, but death is unlikely. Recently there’s been a push for people
to cut down on soft drinks, so it’s possible that this rumor arose as a way to scare people
into skipping the soda, or as a result of all the bad press Coke has been getting lately. Still, chugging eight cans of anything in
a row is a bad idea (we’re looking at all you college students out there), so it’s
recommended that you practice moderation in everything you drink, Coca-Cola included. Losing My Religion There’s also been some talk of religious
intolerance on Coca-Cola’s part. As mentioned earlier, the rumors that pork
was secretly being included in their sodas was said to be a form of hate directed towards
Muslims, who avoid meat on the basis of their religion. These rumors lead consumers to ask Coca-Cola
if there are any religions that they promote or are affiliated with. The company was willing to answer, stating
that they do not favor any religion over another. Additionally, they made it clear that they
have always been, and will continue to, remain neutral in regard to any political causes
and governments as well. Neutrality on their part makes sense from
a business perspective, as their soft drinks are available worldwide, and they want them
to be accessible to the largest portion of the population possible. While many of the other myths addressed on
this list are funny and lighthearted, this isn’t something to joke about. Religious intolerance is a serious accusation
that absolutely shouldn’t be made lightly. All-purpose cleaner Far too many people have attempted this one
without doing any real research. The concept of using Coca-Cola as an all-purpose
cleaner and stain remover is a popular life-hack. But if you take a closer look at the facts,
this life-hack, may be more “cool” then it is practical. While trying to clean certain things, such
as rust, oil stains, battery corrosion, and others, Coca-Cola will yield amazing results. For other things, like iron, tin and steel,
it will actually corrode the metal. So you need to do your research before pouring
your favorite soft drink onto something you’re looking to clean. Another thing to keep in mind is that it’s
sticky. Even in situations where it’s a good cleaner,
it will leave a sticky residue, where as other cleaners won’t. Also, its very slow, compared to other cleaners,
the soaking times when using Coca-Cola as a cleaner will take hours, not minutes like
dedicated cleaners. Another factor would be cost. If you’re using coca-cola as a bathroom cleaner
for example, you’ll need to use quite a lot for one cleaning. Where as a dedicated bathroom cleaner you
will use much less, so it’ll last you much longer, therefore being a more cost effective
solution when used for the same application. So while not a myth entirely, the idea that
Coca-Cola is a true all-purpose cleaner, and the best DIY cleaning solution, just isn’t
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46 Comments

Goutez

Dec 12, 2019, 7:01 pm Reply

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Dec 12, 2019, 7:01 pm Reply

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Dec 12, 2019, 7:01 pm Reply

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Dec 12, 2019, 7:02 pm Reply

Fascinating

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Dec 12, 2019, 7:02 pm Reply

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Dec 12, 2019, 7:05 pm Reply

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Rafael Cameron

Dec 12, 2019, 7:06 pm Reply

I knew there would be lies about the coke and mentos experiment

Jarren Lumpkin

Dec 12, 2019, 7:07 pm Reply

whoa

Jarren Lumpkin

Dec 12, 2019, 7:07 pm Reply

dang

MarlinBallZ

Dec 12, 2019, 7:10 pm Reply

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John Cipriano

Dec 12, 2019, 7:13 pm Reply

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PREPFORIT

Dec 12, 2019, 7:20 pm Reply

I am drinking a coke right now. Good Top 10 Babble Top

Lara Lara

Dec 12, 2019, 7:23 pm Reply

Cool

Todd McCreary

Dec 12, 2019, 7:31 pm Reply

The illicit substance. You can say cocaine. You get arrested for using it not saying it.
And chugging CANS? I thought yeah 8 bottles might mess him up. But cans?

Bk Blaster

Dec 12, 2019, 7:32 pm Reply

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Breezy

Dec 12, 2019, 7:32 pm Reply

I'm a Pepsi girl myself. 😏😏😏

Chris K

Dec 12, 2019, 7:35 pm Reply

Pop rocks and coke? What about Pop rocks and my tongue😝

Christel Headington

Dec 12, 2019, 7:44 pm Reply

DIET Coke w/ Mentos Plain old club soda is a good cleanser.

dump ninja

Dec 12, 2019, 7:49 pm Reply

I mean like it's coca cola it's unheltrhy

DISNEY Matthew Skunk

Dec 12, 2019, 7:55 pm Reply

My life is a lie

dadoctah

Dec 12, 2019, 8:12 pm Reply

I was a twelve-year old science student. But it wasn't until twenty-eight years later that the Mentos and Diet Coke experiment was first demonstrated on TV.

Koobs

Dec 12, 2019, 8:31 pm Reply

Did she just say that Muslims avoided meat due to their religion? Cause they don’t, they eat meat, they just don’t eat pork.

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Triad Samurai

Dec 12, 2019, 8:59 pm Reply

Coke secret ingredient is SSSHHH battery acid, it tastes just like it. TRUTH

Forever Alone

Dec 12, 2019, 9:11 pm Reply

Like if your watching this in 2045

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Dec 12, 2019, 9:14 pm Reply

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blueZaro 2020

Dec 12, 2019, 9:34 pm Reply

Those myths seemed like April Fool's Jokes 😆… good video!!

Nether Leader

Dec 12, 2019, 9:59 pm Reply

Big lie WHY

Nelson Diaz

Dec 12, 2019, 10:48 pm Reply

I can't believe people actually believed these myths.

vansse Mccreadie

Dec 12, 2019, 11:06 pm Reply

🤔🤨🤮🤮

Janeen Phayne

Dec 12, 2019, 11:44 pm Reply

2:11 The blindfold has left the chat

Janeen Phayne

Dec 12, 2019, 11:53 pm Reply

9:50 – A student did die after completely watching eight T-Series videos

Legendary Pizzabox

Dec 12, 2019, 11:58 pm Reply

E H A T

Buddy Silverbatz

Dec 12, 2019, 12:06 am Reply

Satan clause ain't real=true.. parents lie to their kids and tell them he is=true….Xmas is a pagan holiday=true…

Beautiful Angel Blossom

Dec 12, 2019, 12:17 am Reply

I think coke is nasty soda Pepsi or DR pepper is way better

Damian Reyes Avila

Dec 12, 2019, 12:21 am Reply

🎅🏻

Shadowz pro

Dec 12, 2019, 12:21 am Reply

81first comment

Voltek the Cyborg

Dec 12, 2019, 12:42 am Reply

I spilled Coca-Cola in a dirty sink… Safe to say it got sticky

Debra Chewning

Dec 12, 2019, 2:50 am Reply

Favorite myth in the late 60s was that aspirin and coke made you drunk!

metalfaust19

Dec 12, 2019, 2:53 am Reply

Coke is better than Pepsi!!!

Bud Lorry

Dec 12, 2019, 4:29 am Reply

I mix my Coke with Bacardi

Andy Summers

Dec 12, 2019, 4:38 am Reply

Crap drink that should be only used as a toilet cleaner only.

Matthew Dotter

Dec 12, 2019, 5:07 am Reply

Is this the WatchMojo Lady, Rebecca that’s narrate these videos?

قاهر شحادين اللايكات

Dec 12, 2019, 7:49 am Reply

no mammals or birds what about reptiles and shell fish

Memoria Gaming

Dec 12, 2019, 10:29 am Reply

6:06 what movie is that?

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