Fun Facts on Coca Cola

Coke was invented by a pharmacist named John Pemberton as a medicine for headaches. It is called Coca Cola because the original ingredients consisted of Coca leaves and Kola seeds. Wine was added instead of sugar. In 1993, the Coca-Cola Polar Bear first arrived. It was a dramatic commercial and introduced the bear and showed other bears enjoying cokes. Did you know that Coca-Cola helped create the modern image of Santa Claus? Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth both painted for the company. Coca-Cola was the first soft drink to be consumed in space. That happened in 1985.

There was a piece of art erected that consisted of oversized Coke bottles and some were more than 10ft tall and featured more than 70 countries. Coke was first made in Atlanta, Georgia. If you visit there you can try 70 different beverage products. Coke was not popular at first. In the first year there were only 9 glasses sold a day, until people became addicted. Now coke sells 1.4 billion servings a day! When you add Mentos to Coca-Cola the carbon dioxide will rapidly release causing the coke to burst out! Diet coke works the best for this experiment. You can use Coca Cola to help cure jellyfish stings.

You can even use Coke as a cleaning liquid on rusty pans and dirty toilets. It can also be used to remove doors. If you are unfortunate enough to get gum in your hair rinse it with coca-cola and the gum will come out easily! With coke products they usually have the words “original formula,” on the bottom but it is not original since in 1985 a portion of the sugar was removed and replaced by corn syrup which altered the taste and healthiness. Coke has traces of cocaine and the original version contained alcohol!

Coke has been one of the top brands of soda in the U.S. for over 100 years. Today, you can find Coke in almost every country in the world! Coke is the most popular soft drink in the world with Pepsi a close second and in third is the popular Mountain Dew. Coke always seems to come out on top especially around the holidays. That must have something to do with Cokes impression of Santa Clause and the lasting impression it had on everyone watching it. Coke and the image of Santa go hand in hand.

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