Why water is the nicest drink available.

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  1. Paul_D

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    I've been an exclusive water drinker for a while now. I don't think I've had a soft drink in about 3 or 4 years, and I used to drink them compulsively. The main reason is that recently, the joy of water has become totally clear to me. Here are the reasons why I think water is the best drink out there:
    1) Water isn't advertised in annoying adverts (unless you think babies dancing in a fountain is annoying [​IMG]) where a teenager accidentally murders his date's father, or where crappy pops stars like the spice girls sing some lame theme tune, or where stupid polar bears look at the aurora-bolialis (sp?)... oh wait, I actually like that last one.
    2) You're body is made up of mostly water. So you're replenishing your stocks by drinking it. That ain't no bad thing.
    3) Its totally clear, so you can be sure that you know whether theres a severed toe or ear lukring beneath the surface before you take a big gulp. [​IMG]
    4) Bottled water uses minerals that have taken centureies to filter through scenic mountains ranges, giving you something thats, erm, good? Blah, blah, blah.
    5) Theres a film called Waterworld in which lots of water is featured. So every time you take a gulp, you're getting a little bit of movie magic. [​IMG] Its not like theres a movie called Coca Cola Kid or something!.... Oh wait. There is. Damn!
    6) It's damn refreshing: a nice clean, cool thirst quencher.
    It's got my vote!
     
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    Y'know, I believe Canada has the largest volume of fresh water in the world. With the cries of water scarcity looming in our future, I should become a water-baron, and get rich!

    Yeah...evil Calvin grin...I can be rich...and rule the world.

    * this post brought to you by the future water-baron of planet Earth. Suck up to me now!
     
  3. Jon_B

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    Actually they do advertise water. The cola companies have been selling them for a while now. i.e. Aquafina (pepsi) and Dasani (Coke)

    Jon
     
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    The Ron-P version.
    Why Beer is the nicest drink available.
    1) Beer is advertised in annoying adverts.
    2) My body is made up of mostly beer. So I'm replenishing my stocks by drinking it. That ain't no bad thing.
    3) Its totally not clear, so you can't be sure that you know whether theres a severed toe or ear lukring beneath the surface before you take a big gulp. After a few beers you would not notice anyway.
    4) Bottled beer uses hops and stuff that have taken centureies to grow in scenic mountains ranges, giving you something thats, erm, good? Blah, blah, blah.
    5) Theres a film called Beerworld in which lots of beer is featured. So every time you take a gulp, you're getting a little bit of movie magic. I wish....
    6) It's damn refreshing: a nice clean, cool thirst quencher. Yep!
    7) Beer is 90% water. Water never tasted this good.
    Peace Out~[​IMG]
     
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    All I drink is water. And juice, on occasion. I drink maybe one or two soft drinks a year, if that... water is great. [​IMG] And I stay nice and healthy.
     
  7. Allan Mack

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    I got this in my e-mail a while ago:

    Water or Coke? We all know that water is important but I've never seen it written down like this before.

    Water:

    1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (Likely applies to half the world population)

    2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.

    3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%.

    4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a U-Washington study.

    5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

    6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

    7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.

    8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

    Are you drinking the amount of water you should every day?

    COKE:

    1. In many states (in the USA) 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.

    3. 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: Applying 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 the ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for sumptuous brown gravy.

    8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a 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 windshield.

    For Your Info:

    1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in osteoporosis.

    2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the Hazardous Material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.

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

    Now the question is - would you like a glass of water or coke?
     
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    [​IMG] this reminds me of that Calvin and Hobbes comic where he drinks to much water disrupting his water balanc ein his body, and he becomes this puddle..
    then in reality he just really needs to go pee [​IMG]
     
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    I forgot to mention, if you're sharing your drink with someone, water has the added bonus of allowing you to check whether theres any backwash! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Water - Fish fuck in it.
     
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    Ron,you suck...make me want a beer even more.I have psoriasis and I am on methatrexate and cannot have any alochol anymore...I do have the occasional odules,but its just not the same....
     
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    Alan,

    does it work with Coca Cola only or I can use any kind of Cola? (this is NOT a joke)
     
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    It seems as though everyone mentions the acidity of Coke but how about orange juice, which many people tout as the healthiest drink? I know OJ contains more nutrients, but how does the acidity compare? Does it really matter?
     
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    The above explained acidic effects of Coca Cola, believe it or not, are misleading and on some points, just plain false.
    From my favorite online debunker, Snopes.com:
     
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    Brian,

    It is not necessarily the pH of the Coke, rather it is the identity of the acid generating the free protons. Put simply, the citric acid in OJ is not nearly as harmful as the phosphoric acid in Coke.

    Coke has phosporic acid (H3PO4), and is called a polyprotic acid. These acids are nasty because the aqueous chemistry involved gets kind of complicated. Basically it comes down to the fact that it is really difficult to buffer the acid and make it more neutral. Monoprotic acids like the one found in orange juice are not nearly as nasty because they only offer 1 proton to the solution. In summary, the pH of a solution is not the whole picture: the identity of the acid will say a lot about its ability to be buffered by another solution.

    Sorry if this was too technical, but I took a whole heap of chemistry in college and grad school so I know a few things about pH and buffers.

    Jason

    [edit: I am not commenting on the concentrations of various acids in Coke, my post above is just trying to explain a little of why Coke feels more caustic than OJ, based on my little knowledge of aqueous chemistry. Also, I have no comment on the urban legends about secondary uses for Coke, but I did once measure the pH of Coke and titrated it with some NaOH, a strong base. The chemical composition of Coke makes is fairly resilient to buffering, but I was not quantitatively rigorous in my analysis.]
     

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