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Why you should always have a Coke in the fridge – this trick can save lives

Why you should always have a Coke in the fridge – this trick can save lives

Since its first carbonated beverage was brewed by pharmacist John Pemberton in 1886, the Coca-Cola company has grown by leaps and bounds. Today, the soft drink company is in every corner of the world – and few products are as universally recognized as a bottle of Coke.

But with such popularity, the drink has also been the basis of a lot of rumors over the years. Some have no basis in reality at all – but at least a few have proven to be true.

Like the one that says Coke can be used to put out fires and thus save lives.

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It might sound weird, and before we go any further, let's remember that the best option to fight fire is to have a fire extinguisher close at hand.

But accidents often occur when you least expect them.

For example, imagine you're in a place where there's no fire extinguisher or water to put out a fire. What would you do?

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It doesn't hurt to have a plan B – and a pretty good plan B is, surprisingly, Coca-Cola.

So how does it work? Well, grab a bottle of Coke and unscrew the cap.

Then, cover the opening with your thumb, shake the heck out of the bottle... and aim the bottle toward the fire.

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Does it work?

Well, why not watch a firefighter give it a try?

Do as 800,000 others have already done and watch this firefighter demonstrate the technique:

It's always worth having a few bottles of Coke at home, even if you don't ever drink soda – but it should be pointed out that your first line of defense should be a fire extinguisher.

Don't forget to share the crazy trick with your friends!

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