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I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke! (Just not to drink it)

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posted on May, 31 2015 @ 03:16 PM
Not to long ago, the series Madmen concluded its final episode and series with a rendition of the famous Coke ad from the Seventies.

If you are to young to remember, it was really catchy and had a heartwarming message. I was immediately transformed into a teenager living in my childhood home while I was listening!

I decided to share with you this video!

This is a restored version of the famous "I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke" ad from 1971. Called the "Hilltop" ad at the time, it is recognized as one of the most beloved and well-known commercials in history. The commercial was highly popular and was part of our 1971 "It's the Real Thing" campaign.

It has been consistently celebrated as one of the most memorable and iconic spots in advertising history. "I'd Like To Teach the World to Sing, In Perfect Harmony," was later recorded by the New Seekers and released as a single.

The memories and the sentiment are part of this OP, but I think the world needs much more than a Coke; It needs a major tune up!

I would like to buy the world a Coke, just not for drinking!

Aside from the obvious reason involving the amount of sugar and calories, the following abbreviated list (you can see the rest here,, has some of the uses that are well known and when I found out years back what Coke could do to battery corrosion (mechanic showed me), it was right then that I stopped putting that stuff down my gullet.

The list:

1. Remove grease stains from clothing and fabric (I had to start there).
2. Remove rust; methods include using fabric dipped in Coke, a sponge or even aluminum foil.
3. Remove blood stains from clothing and fabric.
4. Make gooey Coke funnel cakes .
5. Clean oil stains from a garage floor; let the stain soak, hose off.
6. Loosen a rusty bolt; pour on some Coke and wait for the magic to happen.
7. Kill slugs and snails; a small bowl of Coke will attract them, the acid will kill them.
8. Help a lawn become lush and green (see my lawn tonic article here).

If Coke can do these things imagine what it does to your esophagus and stomach? I have used Coke for many things on this list, just not the original reason it was invented, to provide a stimulant (the original recipe used that illegal drug in the formula).

Someday soon I will probably do my own version of this song with an updated version of lyrics, but today, that is all!

posted on May, 31 2015 @ 03:31 PM

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