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The claims people bring to this site never fail to impress! This is more false than it is true. Pepsi does not contain HEK-293 cells. HEK cells were used to test different kinds of sweeteners to determine their reaction. To repeat, people who drink Pepsi are not drinking anything that originally came from a human. (sources: Forbes, LifeSiteNews) HEK-293 ...


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Is it true Coca-Cola once contained Cocaine? Yes, yes, yes; it did. When created, Coca-Cola's two key ingredients were cocaine and caffeine. Guess how the name Coca-Cola was derived? Since the cocaine was derived from the coca leaf and the caffeine from kola nut; the name lead to Coca-Kola; but later for marketing purposes, they changed the name Coca-Kola ...


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Pepsi is certified kosher in the US, Mexico, and Canada (source), so there cannot be any human products involved in Pepsi made at those locations, as human flesh is not kosher. Kashrus certification involves intimate knowledge of each ingredient used in the product. From Wikipedia: This certification verifies that the ingredients, production process, ...


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Yes, some bars in Italy are using pasta straws. But is it really surprising? Civico5: Manduria, Italy Image News: "Civico5 opta per le cannucce di pasta: un atto d'amore per l'ambiente" (Civico5 opts for pasta straws: an act of love for the environment) Dum Dum Republic: Paestum, Italy Image Blog: "Sulla scia della sfida #plasticfree già lanciata ...


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A tooth will not decay overnight in sodas. Yes, Sodas contain acid, but nowhere strong enough for that effect! Among others, Snopes debunked it. There is a risk from sodas (as well as at least some juices) for your teeth, from both sugar and acids (See here), but nothing as drastic or imminent as dissolving teeth overnight.


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According to this study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (and referred to in this medical news article), consuming tea with meals has a significant effect on iron absorption. This study shows that tea consumed simultaneously with an iron-containing porridge meal leads to decreased nonheme iron absorption and that a 1-h time interval ...


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As has been mentioned in both comments and in another answer, 'energy' is a subjective term to use for this. Red Bull cans vary in size, but the European can size (250ml) delivers 112.5kCal of energy. A cup of Starbucks Americano (Grande) coffee contains 72kCal, meaning that in the scientific defintion of 'energy', the Red Bull contains more. The point ...


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Regarding Gatorade efficacy on hangover effects, there are comments from Dr. Seymour Diamond and Dr. Jeanmarie Perrone that it might be useful for rehydration due to its balanced electrolyte content. However Dr. Jeanmarie Perrone cautions about the placebo effect in beliefs relating Gatorade as a hangover cure since it is not proven with evidence. "If it ...


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The phenomenon is real, but the first explanation is wrong. For an account of what happens, help yourself to a very good answer at the Seasoned Advice StackExchange. Basically, there are various droplets in scotch that take up or release molecules relevant to taste and odour, depending on the alcohol concentration in the surrounding liquid. This is a ...


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Glass bottled coke sometimes has cane sugar instead of corn syrup I think we can trust Wikipedia for this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_Coke Mexican Coke is bottled in a thick 355 mL or 500 mL glass bottle, which some have described in contrast to the American Coke plastic bottles as being "more elegant, with a pleasingly nostalgic shape ...


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All soda cans are treated with a coating on the inside, exactly in order to prevent the contents from having any corrosive effect on the can itself. The inside [of the can] also gets a treatment: a spray-coated epoxy laquer separates the can's contents from its aluminum walls. Source: The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can So, I'll say no, ...


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