A Legend is Born: Coca Cola Founder’s Day
Did you know that Coca Cola comes from the use of coca and kola? Originally intended as a patent medicine when it was invented in the late 19th century by (Doc) John Pemberton, Coca-Cola was bought out by businessman Asa Griggs Candler, whose marketing tactics led Coke to its dominance of the world soft-drink market throughout the 20th century.
Food Finds for Coca Cola
- Coca Cola was first invented by a pharmacist name John Pemberton as a medicine to cure headaches.
- Coca-Cola is called “Coca-Cola” because of the original ingredients used in the medicine, Coca leaves and Kola seeds. Wine was also added in place of sugar similar to the coke we drink today.
- When Mentos is added to Coca-Cola, the carbon dioxide in the coke will be rapidly released, causing the coke in the bottle to burst out. Diet coke works the best.
- Coca-Cola can be used to help cure jellyfish stings.
- Coca-Cola can also be used as a cleaning solution, cleaning anything from rusty pans to dirty toilets. It can also be used to remove odor.
- If you accidentally got gum in your hair, rinse it in coca-cola and the gum will come of very easily.
- Coca-Cola usually have the phrase “Original Formula” near the bottom of their cans/bottles, but it is not actually “original”, since in 1985, a portion of the sugar in Coca-Cola was removed and replaced by high fructose corn syrup, causing an altered taste as well as causing the coke to become unhealthy.
- Coca-cola was first green
- It used to contain cannabis but in 1905 it was removed due to public concern.
- Coca-Cola means “to make mouth happy” in Chinese
- If you put T-bone steak in coke it will be gone in 2 days
- If all the coca-cola bottles in the world were laid end to end they would reach the moon and back more than 1,677 times
- While someone was having a competition “who can drink the most coke in one go” they drank 8 bottles of coke and died on the spot. This was because he had too much carbon dioxide and to less oxygen in his blood.
- In many states highway patrols carry 2 gallons of coke in the truck to remove blood from car accidents on the highway
- You can clean toilet by pouring a can of coke down it and leaving it for 1 hour
- You can use it to help remove grease stains and loosen rusty bolts
- The name of the flavour base included in the secret formula for ‘Coca-Cola’ is referred to as 7X.
- Only a few people know the secret formula for ‘Coca-Cola’. Concentrate for ‘Coca-Cola’ is made in a number of centralised production facilities, and is exported to all countries in the world that bottle ‘Coca-Cola’.
- ‘Coca-Cola’ was invented on May 8, 1886 by Dr John Styth Pemberton, a pharmacist, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. It first went on sale in Jacob’s Pharmacy, Atlanta, Georgia.
- The bottling rights for ‘Coca-Cola’ were sold for US$1.00 in the 1890’s. The trademark ‘Coca-Cola’, used in the marketplace since 1886, was registered with the US Patent Office on January 31, 1893 and the trademark ‘Coke’ was registered in 1945.
- ‘Coca-Cola’ is the most recognised trademark, recognised by 94% of the world’s population and is the most widely recognised word after “OK”.
- The type of print used for the ‘Coca-Cola’ logo is called “Spencerian Script”.
- Artist Haddon Sundblom’s portraits for Christmas holiday advertisements, which began in the 1930’s helped mould the image of a red-suited Santa Claus.
- ‘Coca-Cola’ was first sold in Australia in 1937 and in New Zealand in 1939.
- ‘Coca-Cola’ and the Olympics began their association in Amsterdam in the summer of 1928. That association has continued for all subsequent Games.
- ‘diet Coke’ was launched nationally in Australia in 1983. By the end of that year, it was already the second highest selling carbonated soft drink in Australia after ‘Coca-Cola’.
- The ‘Coca-Cola’ system has more than 500 brands available around the world including ‘diet Coke’, ‘Fanta’ and ‘Sprite’ and there are more than 1200 bottling plants around the world.
- The first two countries to bottle ‘Coca-Cola’ after it was introduced in the United States were Cuba and Panama.
- There are nearly 10,450 soft drinks from The Coca-Cola Company consumed every second of every day.
- In its first year, servings of ‘Coca-Cola’ amounted to less than 10 a day. Today one billion servings are consumed every day!
- If all the ‘Coca-Cola’ ever produced were in regular sized bottles, there would be over 4 trillion bottles. If these were stacked on a football field the total would make a mountain over 325 miles high. This is more than 60 times taller than Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world.
- ‘Coca-Cola’ first came to Asia after the turn of the century when it was introduced in the Philippines. Local bottling operations began soon after in both the Philippines and China.
- The longest ‘Coca-Cola’ distribution route is in Australia – 2,186 miles from Perth, Western Australia to the north of the state!
- Although ‘Coca-Cola’ is enjoyed ice-cold around the world, in Hong Kong it is sometimes served hot as a remedy for colds!
- If all the ‘Coca-Cola’ ever produced were flowing over Niagra falls at its normal rate of 1.5 million gallons per second instead of water, the falls would flow for 38 hours and 46 minutes!
- The Northern Territory has the highest per capita consumption rate of ‘Coca-Cola’ in the world – 529.7 for total ‘Coca-Cola’ Company products.
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