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Date: 12/28/06 02:12 AM

80 Responses to What Happens When you Drink a Coke?

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
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    December 28, 2006 at 1:38 am
    Link: What Happens When you Drink a Coke? - Just reading this has made me thirsty.
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    Sparkly Female 30-39
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    December 28, 2006 at 2:16 am
    Uh, they said that after drinking a Coke, "Your pupils dialate". It`s dilate. I wouldn`t trust medical info from people that can`t even spell-check!
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    boredchick19 Female 13-17
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    December 28, 2006 at 2:19 am
    hahaha. true, sparkly. i wonder if dats real... o well i drink dr. pepper. :-P
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    joolia Female 13-17
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    December 28, 2006 at 2:20 am
    for some reason, i don`t think that`s true. i doubt there`s quite enough sugar in coke for that..who knows.
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    triindiglo Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 2:35 am
    BS.

    "...You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness..."

    10 teaspoons of sugar would not make someone vomit. That is just retarded.

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    GrnFantasic Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2006 at 2:51 am
    Awwww, I ca`t think of anything witty. This is why I need a girlfriend.
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    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 2:58 am
    If you drink 1 Glass of Coke Everyday for a year, you gain a Car tire worth of Fat due to sugar. - gotta find that video.

    @trin, uh, thats at ONCE.

    I DARE you to take 2 teaspoons of Cinamon powder at once, thats basically what would happen with the Sugar.

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    bumhead246 Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2006 at 3:01 am
    triindiglo you go and put 10 teaspoons of sugar in water and see how you go
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    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 3:17 am
    And I mean`t "with sugar"*

    Not "with the sugar"

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    triindiglo Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 3:21 am
    I know its BS because I personally saw a friend of mine eat almost a quarter cup full of sugar plain at once and he was fine.

    Anyway, they say it like people drink entire sodas in two seconds. I don`t know about you, but it takes me a lot longer than that.

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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 3:23 am
    Most BS crap I ever heard. "This is the same thing that heroine does." Yhea,dopamine is produced anything you do Anything that makes you happy, like when you eat an apple, or when you take a piss. Heroine screws with your dopamine a whoooole lot more than a glass of coke does.
    And you don`t piss out all the liquid of a coke, your body does absorb a large fraction of it, but it`s a whole lot less than straight water. Coke ain`t great but it`s not cocaine.
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    VictoryRider Male 40-49
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    December 28, 2006 at 3:30 am
    Never touch the stuff. From what I understand, that phosphoric acid is really bad for you though.
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    stryperRULES Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 3:33 am
    Yeah, your insulin will spike a little, and you`ll get a small boost from the caffeine in it (there`s not that much...), but you won`t CRASH unless you`re just a goddamn pansy...
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    Bennyd Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2006 at 3:42 am
    What about coke Z or diet coke?
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    Liquidglass Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 3:42 am
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coca-Cola_f... (one of the sources)


    The heroin line I believe was used to be used in conjunction with the preceding effects of the `coke`.


    Sounds about right to me though. If you`re going to drink soda the soda/pop/caffeinated drink of your choice is healthier if you can see through it like sprite, etc. Not completely healthy but healthier.

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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 5:17 am
    Ech. :-P I drink Diet Coke, and still enjoy an original sometimes. But maybe I`ll switch to green tea, or just plain water.
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    Akajune Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 5:37 am
    A very one-sided article. Some of the things mentioned are outright false.
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    drworm2002 Male 30-39
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    December 28, 2006 at 6:54 am
    The only thing in this that is right is that there was cocain in coke at one time.
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    Guest5386 Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 6:56 am
    in my familly we use coke to make shine everything that is kinda metal based, including door handle ^^ My father did learn that in army ^^

    Coke does create a addiction, it DOES screw up your body. The sugar, the cafeine and all the color/flavor/insert here chemical BS
    will eventualy get to you. I know plenty of people litterally addicted to it. its NOT as bad as Cocaine (god those people dont know what cocaine is or what?) but its a habit hard to give a ride of.

    And as i mentionned maybe a months ago in one of my reply, only in USA i saw a mothers give coke in a baby bootle to a kid that wasnt even in a age to walk. Shock you inst it? Its SOOOO bad for the baby, yeah, but not bad for you? Its bad too ^_-

    I dont say dont drink it, who I am to make a comment, im hooked on caffeine since im like 14, driking up to 2 liters++ of black coffee a day MINIMUN in my early college years (I had a great thermos ^^;)

    Just know its bad, the rest is up to you ^_-

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    Guest5386 Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 7:04 am
    Oh and "diet" coke is just as bad as the regular one :P

    its like if i say "Vitriol Soft" or "Mild Cyanure" or even better "Anthrax Light" =P

    doesnt it make it sound better o.O; i mean come on, i feel like im gonna try this Vitrol Soft, cant be that bad :P

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    Link1919 Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2006 at 7:22 am
    well im thirsty ..........I think some of it is true the rest i think is exagerated.
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    charmingman Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 9:50 am
    OK confession time! I am a coca-cola addict. I drink about 1 litre a day.

    I know the thing about coke stripping calcium off bones has no medical evidence, I was concerned enough to ask a doctor friend of mine. Someone even pointed out in the comments section:

    “It has been claimed that an excess of phosphorus may lead to poor bone density. However medical research indicates that exactly the opposite is the case”

    So to conclude, coke may not be the healthiest drink, but is isn’t anywhere near heroin and it will not strip calcium from your bones. Remember the acid in coke is much weaker than than in, say pure orange juice and MANY times weaker than your stomach acid.

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    IHeartJesus Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 9:51 am
    That is disgusting, good thing I can`t drink too much pop. I can`t even drink a whole can wothout feeling sick. I can only handle real root beer and ginger ale.
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    nicholelibra Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 9:56 am
    A bit exaggerated, but for the most part it`s true. When I was in high school I got about 5 hours of sleep per night, and every morning I`d have a cherry coke for breakfast at the vending machine to give me a boost. That stuff was like liquid fuel. I`d crash by 1 pm, because I didn`t have room in my schedule for lunch. About 1 year later I found out that I was in pre-diabetic stage, and I had several insulin build ups in my system (visible from the outside because it builds up in your skin.), and my blood pressure was 150/90. I stopped drinking coke, and within 6 months I lost 30 pounds, the insulin build up went away, and my blood pressure went down to 120/80.
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    byebyemoto Female 13-17
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    December 28, 2006 at 10:46 am
    I got thirsty just looking at the title. I don`t REALLY have anything to say about it.
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    mxchick617 Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 11:17 am
    I so went cold turkey on soda of all kinds a few months back. I just stopped drinking it, all I drink now is mostly water and sometimes juice. Maybe once a month I will drink a soda. You really do feel better if you don`t drink as much soda.
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    gillbates Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 11:19 am
    My new impression of coke after reading that article.

    Coke = Pure Evil

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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    December 28, 2006 at 11:25 am
    Coke gets you high? *sniff*
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    FrostedStar Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 11:31 am
    I think maybe this person should get some of their facts straight. Sugar isn`t converted into fat in the liver. It`s converted to glucagon and stored. The reason you may gain weight from drinking a lot of soda is because your body has a stored supply of sugar that it uses and doesn`t resort to burning fat when you don`t take in enough calories in a day.
    Secondly, what the heck is the lower intestine? The small intestine has a neutral to basic pH. Any acid would be converted to water and a salt. The large intestine is used for water absorption and no chemical reactions take place there.
    Sure, coke is still bad for you, but misleading people is dumb.
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    wolkanne Male 30-39
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    December 28, 2006 at 11:40 am
    yah gillbates me too
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    Liquidglass Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 11:44 am
    The liver processes the glucose molecule (from sugar) and turns it into a triglyceride, or fat molecule. It does this with all "sugars" it encounters from any food/drink even healthy things because it is essentially the same thing when broken down.

    So yes it`s converted to fat in the liver....and stored *shock*
    Your body actually uses sugar in the body for a quick burst of energy and what it can`t use at the present time is stored as fat to be burned later during a strenuous activity or during a period of undernourishment of your body.

    If you don`t know what the `lower` intestine is look it up before you start rambling.

    I`m not saying the article was 100% true but don`t attempt to call someone on something when you, yourself can`t state your own facts correctly.

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    david_kap1 Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2006 at 12:00 pm
    this is why i dont drink pop
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    Woot45 Female 13-17
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    December 28, 2006 at 12:22 pm
    that`s juts pure BS, they made it all up, but coke is pretty bad for you. It`s not that bad, they made it sound like you were drinking poison mixed with gasoline, but it`s still not good to drink. I`m not a coke addict, but i need to stop drinking it.
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    crazyguy24 Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 12:42 pm
    Does this work with Pepsi too? Because I was drinking Coke before, but I switched to Pepsi and I`ve been drinking it for the longest time, and I don`t wanna switch back to Coke again...
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    Rammstein221 Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2006 at 12:54 pm
    If coke is addictive than it must suck at being addictive. When I worked at Domino`s I drank 2 or 3 cokes every single day because they only cost 50 cents (employee discount) and the water there was undrinkable. The day I quit there I basically quit coke too. I`ll have maybe 2 bottles of soda a month now. I didn`t have any withdrawl, I didn`t need to go to coke rehab.

    Sure, people who drink coke generally do not want to stop drinking it, but perhaps thats more because they LIKE coke rather than they`re ADDICTED to it?

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    sertrbl Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 1:03 pm
    i think Rammsteins right. the only "addiction" formed is due to lack of resraint or just because it tastes good.
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    wales4eva Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2006 at 1:10 pm
    most of this stuff is rubbish my mum brought home a leaflet saying whats wrong with coke and it says about the sugar but it saus that it makes you really hyper so yes this is really bs
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    HaruHaru Female 13-17
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    December 28, 2006 at 1:15 pm
    Alot of it seems very exaggerated, Pepsi probably wrote it.
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    nicole_xo Female 13-17
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    December 28, 2006 at 1:27 pm
    I guess this is why people say you shouldn`t have soda in the morning.
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    nicole_xo Female 13-17
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    December 28, 2006 at 1:31 pm
    GUEST5386, are you serious, about the baby thing? That`s gross!
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    ZazaPink Female 13-17
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    December 28, 2006 at 1:41 pm
    When I read the 3rd paragraph he/she was going a bit over the top,it ent that harmful.And if it was then we would be dead and er it would be banned.
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    Belial_87 Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 1:51 pm
    Interesting.

    Ima go have a Mountain Dew and light up a Lucky Strike now. :D

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    LaChica Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 1:52 pm
    Lol, I had 5 cokes yesterday. Oh wells, it`s not going to kill me.
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    saenzoflife Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 2:14 pm
    How weird. I just finished drinking a coke before I read this, but I never feel the sluggishness...
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    Noxus322 Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2006 at 2:33 pm
    I feel no body parts, I`m probably now going to die of thirst.
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    GypsyCassie Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 2:53 pm
    Ha ha ha..yeah...Ive drank coke, and done heroine...and Ill tell ya what, no comparison whatsoever
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    shinu Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 4:14 pm
    i dont like coke anyway, so i dont care :-)
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    yuly Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 4:16 pm
    i love coca-cola sorry i will get high!!
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    ogirl3000 Female 13-17
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    December 28, 2006 at 5:18 pm
    wow i just had a coke. right now im probly at that 20 minutes mark. i hate reading stuff like that cus my mind makes me actually feel like its happening. one time i fainted cus i thought i was gonna. no lie. it was for like 10 seconds but i blacked out and woke up on the floor. well anyway now i have a headace and my pupils feel wierd >.< lol that was kinda interesting but i highly doubt coke is as bad as herowin. sorry bout the spelling i know it isnt right.
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    Bekll Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 5:40 pm
    Wow... okay. I`m sure not all of it was true (maybe none of it) but coke is still horrible for you. Good thing I NEVER drink soda. Nasty stuff.
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    Nuke555 Male 30-39
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    December 28, 2006 at 6:00 pm
    I`m a coke addict ( I drink about 4 glasses a day) and 1. I dont feel sluggish 2. I dont have the urge to take a piss badly ( No comment >.<) and 3. My heart rate doesent give me a heart attack. So I say BS.
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    retarderd Male 50-59
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    December 28, 2006 at 6:01 pm
    *gasp* nuke555 just admitted hes a coke addict
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    sims2luver Female 13-17
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    December 28, 2006 at 6:41 pm
    Coke doesn`t do anything to me. I don`t bounce off walls and then feel like crap. It does absolutely nothing to me.
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    Bludhoof Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2006 at 7:08 pm
    I wish I hadn`t read that. Even though it is fake, I`m going to think about this every time I drink any kind of soda for the next three months. By the way, I drink about one soda a week.
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    shadpro Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 8:00 pm
    let me just point out, some of those "average" people out there, you know the ones that live in small towns you`ve never heard of, brush 3 times a day, eat three meals a day, never have seconds, only eat sweets like once a week,-- thise people would probably throw up from 10 teaspoons of sugar. not anyone from IAB, cause obviously none of us are normal, amen.
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    shadpro Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 8:03 pm
    AMEN!
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    spongamabob Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 9:28 pm
    wow. that`s crazy. i don`t like coke. this gives me an even greater reason not to like it.
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    KMeTG Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 9:35 pm
    Trust me, coke is bad, if after I get up and go a few hours without it I get real bad bastard headaches that painkillers don`t get rid of but miraculously, coke does.

    And caffeine and heroin are vastly different but I think they`re in the same family of drugs, the alkaloids. Other alkaloids include cocaine and nicotine, and they`re all addictive stimulants that can kill if you have enough. One cigarette`s nicotine is enough to kill if you inject it, but you need around 100 Espressos in one hour to kill you from the caffeine.

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    kph155 Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2006 at 9:37 pm
    either not true or they are waaay over exagerate it
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    CrypticMoon Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2006 at 10:27 pm
    It would be interesting to read their take on sweetners in diet cola. Death by cola!
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    carissakayb Female 13-17
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    December 29, 2006 at 12:04 am
    Eh whatever. True or not it was entertaining right people? Who says entertainment has to be true? Plus I drank a coke about a half-hour ago and my pupils are dilated. It`s a perfectly lighted room.
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    kyles-alter Male 70 & Over
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    December 29, 2006 at 12:07 am
    Not as bad as Diet Coke, which has aspartame in it which gives you brain cancer.
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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2006 at 3:41 am
    Keep in mind, though, that in order to get cancer (brain or otherwise) from aspartame you`d need to drink several dozen litres per day.
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    fodarexiii Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2006 at 5:20 am
    I was drinking store brand soda while reading it...

    store brand is probably worse for you too...

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    Nuke555 Male 30-39
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    December 29, 2006 at 3:59 pm
    "*gasp* nuke555 just admitted hes a coke addict"
    Congratulations Mr. Obvious I never even noticed that myself...
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    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2006 at 5:02 pm
    I am never going to an all-nighter with coke ever again :P
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    kirby_rules Male 13-17
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    December 29, 2006 at 6:39 pm
    Weird...
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    ajr2006 Male 18-29
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    December 29, 2006 at 10:11 pm
    "That’s neat information, but do you have any credible sources to cite? As far as anyone knows, this information could be equivalent to your mom telling you not to make funny faces because they’ll become permanent."

    ^^that guy is a douche

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    xDDitsmee Female 18-29
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    December 30, 2006 at 12:20 am
    I dunno but I think they magnified quite a few things. Some just seems a little . . . off.
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    Mudcake_2 Female 13-17
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    December 30, 2006 at 5:19 am
    *looks at coke bottle suspiciously and takes a step backwards*

    ~Wont you visit Pengky? She`s so lonely...she`d love a visit!~ Pengky!

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    MoondustWolf Female 18-29
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    December 30, 2006 at 3:45 pm
    Sponsored by Pepsi Co, 2006.
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    eDgE-hEaD4Li Male 13-17
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    December 30, 2006 at 11:19 pm
    Oh well, have another Coke, it`ll make you feel better.

    LOL

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    tourettes Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2006 at 11:26 pm
    i dont know what to think. but i drink alot of soda
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    EvilSock737 Female 13-17
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    December 31, 2006 at 6:18 pm
    It`s annoying when people try to scare you when there`s something a lot of people like.
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    bumhead246 Male 13-17
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    January 2, 2007 at 1:15 am
    pepsi and coke is ownrd by the same company
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    bluethen Male 13-17
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    January 4, 2007 at 1:28 pm
    The weird thing is- is that I`m drinking cocacola at this moment.
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    omgwtfho Female 18-29
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    January 5, 2007 at 11:53 am
    Good thing I drink diet.

    Its funny though how they compare it directly to heroin. Bits of it are true (I lost 15 lbs when I stopped drinking anything with sugar) but it`s way too exaggerated and mixed in with false information.

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    hitace Male 13-17
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    January 27, 2007 at 11:54 pm
    have a coke and a smile.coke makes me happy
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    bobbydavro Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2007 at 12:41 pm
    Coca cola definitely did once contain cocaine,see the book Bears Can`t Run Downhill by Robert Anwood. :-O
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    FLB Female 18-29
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    March 15, 2007 at 8:47 am
    im so glad i dont drink coke.
    horrible stuff.

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