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Does baking soda help reducing pesticides from fruits and vegetables?

It seems to be effective with some pesticides on apples: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jafc.7b03118 I cannot find other studies related to other fruits and vegetables.
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Did the Soda Pop Board recommend drinking cola earlier?

I just came across this image: It appears to be an advertisement that one might find in a magazine or newspaper, and it has some pretty ridiculous claims: For a better start in life start cola ...
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Is Aspartame being added to regular Coke?

Recently, I have been drinking regular Coke and have been really turned off by the taste, since it seemed to have aspartame in it. At first I thought I was crazy because it is regular Coke, not sugar ...
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does this picture give an accurate account to what happens after drinking diet coke?

We recently had this quention possed to skeptic, Is this description of the processes which take place in the body for an hour after drinking Coca Cola accurate? now the author of the picture seen in ...
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Is this description of the processes which take place in the body for an hour after drinking Coca Cola accurate?

An infographic about what happens to your body in the hour after drinking a can of Coca Cola has gone viral, but I haven't found the sources from which this information was gathered. Here's what ...
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Is Diet Soda making older people fat?

This new article i read states that in adults over the age of 65 diet soda consumption triples waist circumference gain over people who did not consume diet sodas. article According to a study ...
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Is diet soda as bad for your teeth as regular soda or methamphetamine?

I've heard of many claims about soda water itself containing carbonic acid (as claimed by a teacher I had in high school) and having a generally high pH that's enough to destroy one's teeth. This ...
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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 work ...
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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, they ...
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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 Garza-...
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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?