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Coca Cola Invented

Coca Cola was brewed for the first time on March 29, 1886.

On this date in 1886, Dr. John Pemberton concocted the first batch of what would become one of the most popular sodas over a fire in his backyard in Atlanta, Georgia. It was originally marketed as a cure-all to relieve hangovers, headaches, stomachaches, indigestion, and impotence, among other things.

The first Coca Cola formula was made with caffeine and coca leaf (which is used to make cocaine). Coca Cola was first sold in Jacob’s Pharmacy inAtlanta,Georgiaon May 8, 1886 for five cents. Today, Coca Cola is one of the most recognizable brands in the world and its products are sold in over 200 countries across the globe.

Dr. John Pemberton has been reincarnated in the form of a Twitter account so you can follow “his” musings.

Sources: Today I Found Out, Wikipedia

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