From De-Skunking Your Dog to Shining Copper Pots — 47 Remarkable Ways to Use Coca-Cola

It may not be your beverage of choice -- or maybe it is -- but there are many excellent reasons to keep it around the house.

Coke logo with the name in another languageRob Crandal /

It’s hard to imagine a world without Coca Cola. The iconic beverage, invented in 1886 by Atlanta pharmacist Dr. John S. Pemberton, is available just about everywhere you can travel. Today more than 1.9 billion servings are sold annually throughout the world. Mostly, of course, those sales are for Coke as a beverage.

But as it turns out, Coke is useful for myriad tasks — from de-skunking your dog to shining your copper cooking pots. And the fact that it you can get it almost anywhere means it can help you with all sorts of problems in all sorts of places.

Consider these alternate uses for Coke, but remember we haven’t tested all of them.

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