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Most high school students struggle to write a passable essay on Catcher in the Rye, but Blake Hawkins has more than earned his high school diploma — and some spending money on the side — by turning an unused locker into a fully-functional soft drink vending machine.

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Video: Coke is delicious. Bleach is strong as hell. What happens when you mix the two? Crazy Russian Hacker did the work in finding out. It's a fun little experiment because you get to see the colour of Coca Cola disappear right in front of your eyes. Bleach is so powerful that it strips darkness away! Or something like that. Anyway, it's a fun exercise.

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Galco's Soda Pop Stop is a store in Highland Park, LA, with shelves full of an incomprehensible array of soda (and beer!). But it's not just a novelty: it's a trip back to a time when soda pop was a craft industry like modern microbreweries, and the entire nation wasn't hooked on corn syrup.

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Video: It's going to freeze obviously. But there's this awesome possibility that the soda can will split in half and start spewing an explosion of almost frozen Coca Cola into the surrounding liquid nitrogen. Once it does that, the exploded coke looks like it has been stopped in time, the soda has frozen into art mid-explosion.

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Video: Coca Cola is delicious. It's a cause of diabetes and a bringer of obesity but it is delicious. Turns out it's also probably used by aliens to make art of their home planets. Check out what happens when you melt lead and then add that dark sugar water into the mix, it smokes and pops and goes wild but what's left is a metallic landscape that looks incredible.

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Need to scrape gum off a footpath or get bird crap off your car or even clean your toilet? Just pour soda on it or around it or in it and let the delicious bubbly sugar liquid diabetes do its thing. Soda can be a magic cleaning material, which is awesome to know in a pinch but also completely disgusting since we willingly put it in our body.

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The Breakmate was supposed to revolutionise how we consumed soft drink, on par with the advent of the soda fountain and soda bottles, and bring delicious sugary soft drinks to millions of disenfranchised American office workers. So why did Coca-Cola's foray into small-scale commercial vending during the 1980's flop so miserably?