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Is drinking a soda as bad or more harmful than smoking a cigarette?

The claim is easy to find on google, but here are a few specific examples (emphasis added): Soda, which is loaded with sugar primarily in the form of high fructose corn syrup, is a leading ...
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Is Coca-Cola effective at removing blood-stains?

From My Perfect Automobile: In many states the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident. I doubt it's real. Does Coca-Cola ...
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Is Diet Coke 99% water?

I've come across the claim a few times that Diet Coke is 99% water. Examples: RealAge - 8 Diet Coke Claims You'll Want to Know About Freakonomics - Diet Coke is 99% Water (And That Is Now a Good ...
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Does drinking any type of soda increase the risk of Type 2 Diabetes?

It is a common claim that drinking excess soda of any type can result in Type 2 Diabetes. In my experience when I have seen these claims made it is without regard to the type of soda (sugar, High ...
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Are diet sodas healthier than normal sodas? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is diet soda less healthful than regular soda? I've always assumed that diet drinks are indeed healthier than their counterparts (as that is what they're advertised for, ...
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Does the Pepsi brand name stand for “pay every penny to save Israel”?

Is this how the name Pepsi was formed? Example of the claim
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Does the caramel colouring previously used in Coke and Pepsi in California cause Cancer?

California has recently made legislative changes that required Coke and Pepsi to affix cancer warning labels to their soda products. From the news story: A representative for Coca-Cola, Diana ...
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Opening soda cap slowly

I was recently told that twisting off the bottle cap off a soda bottle slowly will make the soda stay carbonated longer. Conversely, if I opened the cap off in one quick motion, it would get flat ...
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Can tapping the top of a soda/pop stop it fizzing over?

People often tap the top of coke cans to stop them foaming over like this: Is there any evidence to suggest that tapping the top stops this happening?