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Here in Texas, ranchers leave open cans of diet coke next to clusters of fire ant mounds.


Researchers from China have discovered that some sweeteners can be lethal to the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta), a devastating pest found South America, the United States, Australia, Asia, and on many Caribbean islands. In a test, ants that were fed aspartame, and saccharin had a mortality rate higher than 80 percent.

I use diet coke to clean bugs off my wind shield - it also cleans the toilet bowl pretty good...

but gawd help me, I would never drink it.

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