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    I have no idea if this is true or not but i just now got this in an email so i dont have a link or anything









    This incident happened recently in North Texas.

    A w oman went boating one Sunday taking with her some cans of coke
    which
    she
    put into the refrigerator of the boat. On Monday she was taken to the
    hospital and placed in the Intensive Care Unit. She died on Wednesday.

    The autopsy concluded she died of Leptospirosis. This was traced to
    the
    can
    of coke she drank from, not using a glass. Tests showed that the can
    was
    infected by dried rat urine and hence the disease Leptospirosis.

    Rat urine contains toxic and deathly substances. It is highly
    recommended
    to thoroughly wash the upper part of soda cans before drinking out of
    them.
    The cans are typically stocked in warehouses and transported straight
    to
    the shops without being cleaned.

    A study at NYCU showed that the tops of soda cans are more
    contaminated
    than public toilets (i.e).. full of germs and bacteria. So wash them
    with
    water before putting them to the mouth to avoid any kind of fatal
    accident.


    Please forward this message to all the people you care about.


    (I JUST DID)
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    This story is probably older.....




    ....than you are. <<<Coke

    Urban Legends
    NOT true. Though rat urine can transmit diseases that affect humans (if the rat itself is a carrier), it is not inherently toxic or rife with "deathly substances." There is no record in standard medical research databases of a study comparing the cleanliness of soda cans with that of public toilets. Soda cans are usually stored and shipped in shrink-wrap or cardboard cases, so they are an unlikely vehicle for dried rat urine, contaminated or otherwise. Leptospirosis is a real (though relatively rare) disease and it can be transmitted via rat urine or feces, but the only recent cases reported in Texas affected the canine population only.
    This rumor is very similar to, and may have been inspired by, another email flier about deadly diseases transmitted via rat urine/droppings on soda cans that began circulating in 1999.
    Last edited by rcsodak; 02-25-2006, 09:47 PM.
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    • #3
      Screw cans. Fountain's the way to go!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by rcsodak
        This story is probably older.....




        ....than you are. <<<Coke

        Urban Legends

        thanks RC....I was just about to post that this isn't true...
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        • #5
          I still think it's pretty gross though. kind of like the average human eats 5-8 spiders in there lifetime while there sleeping
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          • #6
            Originally posted by tpryce93
            I still think it's pretty gross though. kind of like the average human eats 5-8 spiders in there lifetime while there sleeping
            & 35# of snot!
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            • #7
              Originally posted by tpryce93
              I have no idea if this is true or not but i just now got this in an email so i dont have a link or anything









              This incident happened recently in North Texas.

              A w oman went boating one Sunday taking with her some cans of coke
              which
              she
              put into the refrigerator of the boat. On Monday she was taken to the
              hospital and placed in the Intensive Care Unit. She died on Wednesday.

              The autopsy concluded she died of Leptospirosis. This was traced to
              the
              can
              of coke she drank from, not using a glass. Tests showed that the can
              was
              infected by dried rat urine and hence the disease Leptospirosis.

              Rat urine contains toxic and deathly substances. It is highly
              recommended
              to thoroughly wash the upper part of soda cans before drinking out of
              them.
              The cans are typically stocked in warehouses and transported straight
              to
              the shops without being cleaned.

              A study at NYCU showed that the tops of soda cans are more
              contaminated
              than public toilets (i.e).. full of germs and bacteria. So wash them
              with
              water before putting them to the mouth to avoid any kind of fatal
              accident.


              Please forward this message to all the people you care about.


              (I JUST DID)
              Good thing I drink DR.Pepper
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              Thanks Blondie for the Sig

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              • #8
                Originally posted by rcsodak
                & 35# of snot!

                what ????
                Tony G


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                • #9
                  Eat 35 what of snot?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by KCLadyFan
                    what ????
                    My thought exactly.
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                    • #11
                      http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/disea...spirosis_g.htm


                      You have to basically ingest or bathe in LARGE amounts of the stuff.


                      And it is only fatal in rare cases.

                      Soda sucks anyway. You should all stop drinking it.
                      Last edited by Jared; 02-26-2006, 12:59 PM.

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                      • #12
                        True or not, its all about PEPSI!!






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                        • #13
                          Considering that Americans drink more soft-drinks/cola then water, you'd think we'd be hearing about these "fatalities" more often?


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                          • #14
                            I drink way more water than softdrinks, I don't want a kidney stone.
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                            • #15
                              Screw pop Ice Mountain bottled water! Sold everywhere in a supermarket near you.

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