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Coca-Cola de-greasing?

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by Pandion haliaetus, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. Has anyone heard anything about de-greasing skulls in Coca-Cola? I had recently met someone who swore by it and showed me a picture of a skull they supposedly de-greased this way. It was almost spotless. Were they just pulling my leg? Or is this something legitimate? I might end up experimenting with this.
     
  2. Coca-Cola is acidic, with a pH of about 2.5. It will dissolve bones and teeth, but will have little effect on grease.
     

  3. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Ditto. Drop some teeth or bone into a glass of Coke and leave it there for a couple of days. Poof! All gone. This is a common demonstration in classrooms (along with vinegar and chicken bones) and for parents to try and get their kids to stop drinking the stuff.
     
  4. cyclone

    cyclone Posts: 400001

    I like to mix a little rum with it... ;)
     
  5. Oh, alright. Thanks
     
  6. AH7

    AH7 New Member

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    Please tell me that you are not talking about mixing the coke that you have dissolved teeth into with rum. Yurk.
     
  7. cyclone

    cyclone Posts: 400001


    Well, the bridge might fall off and into it every now and then..But no, straight from the bottle, each component..
     
  8. I was extremely addicted to coca cola, so bad that a psychiatrist told me it was causing my mental health and heart problems. I did eventually stop drinking the stuff through sheer will power alone, and three years later I managed to stop drinking all soft drinks, again through sheer will power. I haven't had any form of a soft drink in around 6 years now and I'm quite proud of that small achievement. I also don't drink Alcohol. Never tried it, never will, I like having my wits about me. (I'm a sober Irish lol)

    As for using coca cola on skulls... I can't imagine the acid in coke NOT doing anything to the bones.
     
  9. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    LOL A little extra calcium in the diet can't hurt.