Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Coca Cola Celebrates 125 years!

Here are some facts :

Coca-Cola is one of the most popular soft drinks in the world. In fact, over one billion cans of Coca-Cola are consumed every day. But this magical drink can be used in many more ways than just an ordinary cold refreshment.

   1. Coca Cola was first invented by a pharmacist name John Pemberton as a medicine to cure headaches.

   2. 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.

   3. 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.

   4. Coca-Cola can be used to help cure jellyfish stings.

   5. 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.

   6. If you accidentally got gum in your hair, rinse it in coca-cola and the gum will come of very easily.

   7. 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.

   8.Coca-cola was first green

   9.It used to contain cannabis but in 1905 it was removed due to public concern.

   10.coca-cola means “to make mouth happy” in Chinese

   11.If you put T-bone steak in coke it will be gone in 2 days

   12.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

   13.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.

   14.In many states highway patrols carry 2 gallons of coke in the truck to remove blood from car accidents on the highway 

   15.You can clean toilet by pouring a can of coke down it and leaving it for 1 hour

   16.You can use it to help remove grease stains and loosen rusty bolts 

   17.The name of the flavour base included in the secret formula for 'Coca-Cola' is referred to as 7X.

   18. 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'.

   19. '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.

   20. 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.

   21. 'Coca-Cola' is the most recognised trademark, recognised by 94% of the world's population and is the most widely recognised word after "OK".

   22. The type of print used for the 'Coca-Cola' logo is called "Spencerian Script".

   23. 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.

   24. 'Coca-Cola' was first sold in Australia in 1937 and in New Zealand in 1939.

   25. 'Coca-Cola' and the Olympics began their association in Amsterdam in the summer of 1928. That association has continued for all subsequent Games.

   26. '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'.

   27. 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.

   28. The first two countries to bottle 'Coca-Cola' after it was introduced in the United States were Cuba and Panama.

   29. There are nearly 10,450 soft drinks from The Coca-Cola Company consumed every second of every day.

   30. In its first year, servings of 'Coca-Cola' amounted to less than 10 a day. Today one billion servings are consumed every day!

   31. 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.

   32. '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.

   33. The longest 'Coca-Cola' distribution route is in Australia - 2,186 miles from Perth, Western Australia to the north of the state!

   34. Although 'Coca-Cola' is enjoyed ice-cold around the world, in Hong Kong it is sometimes served hot as a remedy for colds!

   35. 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!

   36.The Northern Territory has the highest per capita consumption rate of 'Coca-Cola' in the world - 529.7 for total 'Coca-Cola' Company products.

Feel Free to add your own!!

1 comment:

  1. I love collecting coca-cola from all over the world (not a major hardcore hobby but just for fun). I got the Selfridges centenary and other ones by finding out about it from your blog! I'll definitely get this one too..


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