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Canvey Card Sharp
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Tommy - you know a luv them coke machines - a prize every time.

However, not as much as I'd like to be one of your friends at a poker game and get fleeced - what a great guy you must be to know.

By the way, my local casino in Southend Essex doesn't use KEM or Del Negro. Not to worry though - it's got a great coke machine.
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You can't put in and take out crimps as easily in plastic cards - one reason Forte gives for using plastic cards in games.
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If you think you will find friends at the poker tables, then that coke might not be good for your brain.

C o k e
1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the truck to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.
2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be gone in two days.
3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the "real thing" sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous China.
4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.
8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield. Check it out.
For Your Info :
1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in osteoporosis.
2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the Hazardous material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.
3. The distributors of coke have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years!
Now the question is, would you like a glass of water or coke?

Essex! That is a more likely explanation.

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I really like working with plastic (KEM) cards. I have no problem handling it. But I do have a problem looking for poker-sized plastic cards. Plastic cards have disadvantages though, No T&R, No Braue Pop-Up Move, No Fanning, No Spreads, and compared to the normal cards we use they are much softer.
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Does anybody use Ravensburger? I just bought some at asda for £1,50.
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Yep - I've been using them whenever I can't get a brick of Waddingtons. Ravensburger are hard wearing and printed/cut well - but the backs could ideally be a little darker.

Unfortunately my local Asda are replacing them with bicycles when they run out - no thanks!

Still, I hope they at least keep their coke machine!
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On 2005-02-01 20:04, tommy wrote:
Canvey Card Sharp

If you think you will find friends at the poker tables, then that coke might not be good for your brain.

C o k e
1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the truck to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.
2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be gone in two days.
3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the "real thing" sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous China.
4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.
8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield. Check it out.
For Your Info :
1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in osteoporosis.
2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the Hazardous material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.
3. The distributors of coke have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years!
Now the question is, would you like a glass of water or coke?

Essex! That is a more likely explanation.

Tommy


Tommy, hate to break this to you... But most of this is utter twaddle...

1)I contacted 2 state police departments ( Ohio and Michigan) neither carries coke for removing blood....

2) not wanting to waste a t-bone, results unknown.

3)Tried this... no such luck at either my place or a friends apartment.

4,5,6) were busted on on a show called Mythbusters. Not true...

7) Ive seen the same recipe done with both DR.Pepper and Pepsi

8) tried this with a mechanic friends clothes... 4 batches... 2 done with coke, 2 without... no real difference and no one able to tell which was which with any degree of certainty...

As for the phosphoric acid in Coke... The concentration is so dilute as to be laughable... In fact a simple aspirin is far more reactive to proteins and lipids than a Coke is.

Some friends and I became enthusiastic amateur myth busters several years ago...
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The one thing about Kem's and plastic cards in general, is that they all seem to have this annoying concave bend in them.

The post above me turned red and then about 4 of them disappeared. That was weird.
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I sometimes use a cheap plastic coated brand called eureka which I buy in the local gas station, and at other times I get waddingtons linen finish from the bookshop up the road. Anyway my point is this, I learned a bottom palm using those cheap plastic cards and the price I paid was a blister on my middle finger tip, I kid you not!So just remember plastic+ skin+ friction= BLISTER.
I ALSO have a deck of budwieser souviner cards that are about a thousand years old and still fan like a new deck of bikes...and they were free!
'though it stands to reason that a samurai should be mindful of the Way...it would seem that we are all negligent.
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If your talking about cards like streamline or steamboat, they wear and tear faster than the tally hos and bikes, however the kems are alright but I still prefer my bikes.
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