I’ll do Monkey Tricks, If you Pay me Good!

If you have a good product it will sell itself, if you have a bad product… you will have to spend millions on marketing it… so true!

What do Aamir Khan and MS Dhoni have in common, which gets them truck loads of money? 2 things, huge fan following and big soft drink endorsements.

The only reason these two endorse Coke and Pepsi is because they get tons of money to do it and not because they like the soft drinks… which is what youngsters forget these days.

How can a sportsman promote the use of something which is harmful for health? How can an actor promote a harmful drink when he knows that a lot of kids follow him religiously? Just goes to prove that if you have the money, you can make anyone dance on your tune.

Below are some of the better uses of Coke… more info can be found here (must read)

1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the truck 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 crumpled-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. 30 minutes before the ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a 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.

9. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days.

10. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the Hazardous material place cards reserved for Highly corrosive materials.

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

4 Responses to “I’ll do Monkey Tricks, If you Pay me Good!”

  1. We are basically immitator but usually pretend to be a creator/originaler of our style.our inherited own charactor/identity is lost.Gandhiji went west but kept his charactor/identity intact. Nehruji went west he did not lost his originality but opened a window to allow to enter in room what he thought good for nation. There were no two character holder celeberties/leader/sports person in that era. Now things are reversed one character person is rated as poor/orthodox/foolish/not smart/undiplomatic/unprogressive and what not.Gandhiji policy of progress revolved arround principle of ‘END AND MEANS’fitting to our system of livily hood.Our leader used to be morally resposible for their acts and efforts were on side to be rated as roll moddle.Why only talk of coke/pepsi advts done by celeberties whom our innocent/emotional public pay deep sence of love and regard, in all most all adds these clebrities exploits emotions of our innocent public for selfish gain of money power in a clandestine way supported by media.

  2. Coca-cola is bad for health, agreed. It is just as bad as over-consuming anything … even fruits, milk, high-protein diet if consumed in high quantities can be harmful.

    A lot of the things that you have listed are from chain-mails that circulate the internet year after year. They are myths. The vinegar that we consume so easily in food is also a great household cleaner. Even fruit juices are acidic, milk is acidic, curd is acidic … these acids are broken down by our saliva when consumed.

    Anyway, enough of the science lecture. I appreciate that you are honestly trying to create awareness through your blog. It would have been better if you would have focused more on the money angle involved in these cola-wars, something that you started the post with. Just my opinion though 🙂

  3. @Sagar
    Agreed that fruit juices are acidic etc., but they are all natural products. Coca-cola is not! You can live for a week drinking just milk and fruit juices but do that will coca-cola and see the result. You rightly point out the money angle, which i will cover in later posts.

  4. Thanks for supporting my reply to cribb.I welcome your suggestion
    for giving more focus on money/profit involved in aerated water.In fact mostly all of us(INDIANS) are inferiority complex ridden,we manage to conceal it through our advocacy.Whether it is the area of colour, height,language,beauty, sex,Sexy- clothes or foo ding manners we look for west recommondations.The west understands our pulse.They strikes on area where they earn profit and can easily over power minds of indian – people through weak indian leaders.They captured celebrities from films,sports who have mass appeal for this job.Maxim of ‘likes treats like’ apply universally so they applied sucessfully.Now ground is ready for soft drink/areated water which gives 700% to 800% profit on edible item which is required daily in any quantity depending upon affordability among youngesters.Now who will not fight for easy 700to800% profit where scope for expansion of ground is more and more with limit to cover 125 crore population till 2010.Profit in this business comes next to wine or drug items/Industry where initial investments and Law&order play amajor role in this field.Now who will bother for health/culture type weak issue.’Oye too ghar ka khana khata hai’is a jolly fit for we INDIANS.