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What You Don’t Know About The Coke In Your Hand

A century ago, drinking coke was a sure way of getting that girl to notice you. What else don’t you know about Coke and Coca cola?

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A century ago, drinking coke was a sure way of getting that girl to notice you. What else don't you know about Coke and Coca cola?

1. Coca Cola is the most recognized brand in the world

94% of the world’s population can recognize the iconic Coca Cola logo. That’s an awesome figure folks!

94% of the world’s population can recognize the iconic Coca Cola logo. That’s an awesome figure folks!

2. The creator of Coke was a colonel in the confederate army

The confederates weren’t all bad. Really. John Stith Pemberton sustained a life threatening wound in the army, got addicted to morphine and his solution to overcoming that addiction was coke! Go figure.

The confederates weren’t all bad. Really. John Stith Pemberton sustained a life threatening wound in the army, got addicted to morphine and his solution to overcoming that addiction was coke! Go figure.

3. The original Coke would be illegal today

‘Pemberton’s French Wine Cola’ was full of coca, kola nut and damiana, a shrub with aphrodisiac properties. You can be sure not many parents would allow their kids to drink this!

‘Pemberton’s French Wine Cola’ was full of coca, kola nut and damiana, a shrub with aphrodisiac properties. You can be sure not many parents would allow their kids to drink this!

4. Coke was the first Viagra

Before Viagra, there was coke! It was advertised as ‘a most wonderful invigorator of sexual organs’ and as a ‘Brain tonic.’

Before Viagra, there was coke! It was advertised as ‘a most wonderful invigorator of sexual organs’ and as a ‘Brain tonic.’

5. Cocaine was only removed from Coca-Cola in 1903

Founded in 1886, Coca Cola included the infamous drug in its products till 1903. Cocaine itself was legal till 1914, when it was outlawed by the government.

Founded in 1886, Coca Cola included the infamous drug in its products till 1903. Cocaine itself was legal till 1914, when it was outlawed by the government.

6. Coca Cola invented the six pack

Coke is responsible for changing the entire beverage industry in 1923, when it begun selling coke in packages of six. The beverage industry followed suit, and were it not for Coca-Cola, you’d probably not enjoy the Super Bowl as much without that six-pack!

Coke is responsible for changing the entire beverage industry in 1923, when it begun selling coke in packages of six. The beverage industry followed suit, and were it not for Coca-Cola, you’d probably not enjoy the Super Bowl as much without that six-pack!

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