Diet Coke isn’t actually that much better for you

If you’ve got a grimy old copper pot, don’t worry about getting an expensive metal cleaner for it. Instead, just crack open a can of Coke.

Cola, it may surprise you to learn, is pretty effective at shining this particular type of metal.

And on this episode of Huh? Science Explained, we crack open the science behind what’s in the can of the world’s favourite fizzy drinks.

From our own experiment putting the sheen back into some old coins, to working out why mentos mints don’t mix with a bottle of the diet stuff, we explore what cola is made from, what it does when drunk down, and the reason why Americans prefer to drink Coke in Mexico.

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