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Facts about Coca-Cola you may not know

The Truth About Coca-Cola Every Coke Drinker Should Know

Here are some facts that Coca-Cola drinkers will want to know (and may potentially be freaked out by).

*America's favorite drink originally contained cocaine and was alcoholic. John Pemberton, the inventor of coke, was a pharmacist who invented many drugs. However, he never made any money in pharmaceuticals.

*The Coca-Cola brand is worth more than $74 billion dollars. That's more than Budweiser, Pepsi, Starbucks & Redbull combined!

*94 percent of the world's population recognizes Coca-Cola. It's the second most understood term in the world, behind "OK."

*The modern image of Santa was embedded in our culture by coke through years of advertising.

*Coca-Cola originally claimed that it had health benefits and medicinal properties because it contained cocaine. Cocaine was later removed in 1903 and substituted with caffeine as the primary stimulant.

*You may be allergic to Coke and not know it because they are not obligated by law to reveal its "secret ingredient." Coke's recipe is in the Sun Trust bank in Atlanta, Georgia. Only 2 executives have access to the vault.

*According to Warren Buffet, Coca-Cola has no taste memory. So just like water, you will never get sick of it.

*Coca-Cola also invented the 6 pack to encourage people to drink Coke more often.

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cathycar31 March 01 2014 at 4:37 PM

This was a sneaky way to get people log on to this article. I wanted to know what ingredients that might cause an allergic reaction, the other facts are not important.

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natalie cathycar31 March 01 2014 at 5:04 PM

EITHER WAY YOU LOOK AT IT DR PEPPER, COKE, PEPSIE, SPRITE, RC WHATEVER THEY ARE ALL POISON, AND THE DIET ONES ARE WORSE...THEY KNOW IT TOO, BUT IT'S ALL ABOUT MONEY FOR THEM..

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vickieff March 01 2014 at 9:40 AM

I love it!!!

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David Brown March 01 2014 at 12:44 PM

It has got to be true.....National Enquirer confirms this story! No taste memory here..... OK

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JIMNJAY61 March 01 2014 at 7:24 PM

I DON'T CARE WHATS IN IT. I AM 78 YRS OLD AND HAVE BEEN DRINKING IT ALL MY LIFE.
BEEN ON IT SINCE THE 1940'S
AND I LOVE IT. HAVE 2 24 PACKS IN THE KITCHEN RIGHT NOW.

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xraybrain JIMNJAY61 March 01 2014 at 8:35 PM

I'll bet 1940s coca cola was great. I loved that pre-cuban missile crisis coke with real sugar and in green 6 oz bottles. I have only been drinking it since the 1950s

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brhurdle March 01 2014 at 1:29 PM

Given the capabilities of modern scientific chemical analysis, it's hard to believe that it can't be determined what ingredients are in Coca Cola. In addition, I would also guess that other soft drink companies are aware what ingredients appeal to their customers and could care less what's in Coke. Just how do you manufacture a product worldwide and not have the "secret" revealed? Quite honestly, much of the taste sensation is psychological.

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Lonny March 01 2014 at 9:51 AM

Wow...my mind is blown. What do I do the rest of the day?

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jasanftner March 01 2014 at 7:21 PM

Coke, what is there not to like?

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ChisnaAlaska jasanftner March 01 2014 at 7:42 PM

What's not to like ?
The high fructose corn syrup.
Not only doesn't Coke taste as good since they
stopped using sugar. HFCS is really,really bad for you.

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Buckner ChisnaAlaska March 01 2014 at 8:06 PM

shame on you. I take it you have not read the latest and greatest aout HFCS. It really isn't allthat bad for you and it works

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danieldgj ChisnaAlaska March 01 2014 at 8:15 PM

Blind taste tests reveal that the container holding the soft drink has more influence on our perception of taste than does the difference between sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. If one is given in a cold glass bottle and the other is in a paper cup, most people prefer the glass bottle, no matter which version of the soft drink is in it.

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rick.riley1 March 01 2014 at 7:18 PM

MY Mom told me my uncles' used it to take paint off of cars back in the 40's , Just saying. Every thing , "GOES BETTER WITH COKE ( cain) HEE, HEE, HEE.

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loamylam March 01 2014 at 12:42 PM

surprising scientists haven't put it thru the tests and found the ' secret ' ingredient by now. this is legal. probably they already have studied this and are paid to 'keep a lid on it'.

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TimeRiverProductions March 01 2014 at 5:15 PM

It also rots your teeth and contributes to diabetes

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