C is for Coca-Cola

“What’s red and white and black all over?”

“I don’t know, a painted zebra?”

“Everyone in Japan drinking a Coca-Cola.”

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Coca-Cola is a soft drink that probably has the most storied history of any nationally recognized brand. It was invented by Dr. John Pemberton in May 1886 in his backyard and sold only a few days later in the local drug store. One of the interesting things about this drink is that up until 1905 it actually contained trace amounts of cocaine, hence the “coca”, and the original recipe contained kola-nuts. It was originally used as a medicine to treat ailments. Here is an interesting video I found on YouTube for Coke:

Movies that have featured Coca-Cola in scenes:

  • The Mystery of the Leaping Fish, 1916
  • The Breakfast Club, 1985
  • Body and Soul, 1947
  • Dr. Strangelove, 1964

Other inventions that start with the letter C:

  • Cabbage Patch Kids – invented by Xavier Roberts in 1976
  • Celsius thermometer – invented by Anders Celsius in 1742
  • Cash Register – invented by John Ritty in 1883
  • Cellophane film – invented by Jacques Brandenberger in 1908

Haiku for Coca-Cola:

Streaming red and white

Refreshing like crashed on waves

Movie superstar

April A to Z Challenge

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Author: Macbofisbil

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