Why you need to know this: If you live in the U.S. this info is very important because once you're child becomes 3 years old, he/she will be raised on one or both of these products exclusively. It is important to know the many uses of this product.
This one came to me from a reader's request (and no it wasn't a relative feeling sorry that nobody emails me). Pepsi and Coke are drinks that are made up of 4 main ingredients, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, coloring, and fizzy water. They do add small amounts of flavor enhanced chemicals if they can get some cheap from the guy on the corner, but it still mostly sugar. If you're lucky enough to try some Pepsi or Coke, say, from Mexico, you'll notice it's made from ACTUAL sugar instead of HFCS. Another fun fact is that Coke used to actually have cocaine in it. You can still find this Classic flavor in parts of South America.
These beverages are typically considered "transistion drugs". Like huffing hair spray or eating glue, it leads to harder drugs. Pepsi and Coke now have only two main drugs in them (3 if you live in South America), caffeine and fun. Both of these are highly addictive and can lead to harder beverages like beer and vokda which replace the caffeine with alcohol and have higher doses of fun. Most people say "it's no big deal. I can stop anytime I want to." but everyone knows they can't. They gotta suck their aluminum cans dry.
The newest use of these products comes in the form of Diet Coke and Mentos (The Freshmaker!). If you're on the internet, and not completely retarded, you've seen one of these videos before. It's a shame to have all that perfectly fine Mentos go to waste. Either way, America (North or South) wouldn't be the same without these engine degreasers! Btw, Coke tastes better.