CocaCola Amazing facts

50 Amazing and Interesting Facts about CocaCola | Amazing Facts 4U 

  1. Coca-Cola is a carbonated soft drink that is also known as Coke. It is one of the most popular soft drinks in the world and is the second most recognized word in world after ‘Hello’.
  2. Coca-Cola is the invention of Dr. John Styth Pemberton, an Atlanta pharmacist who made it in his backyard in 1886. John Pemberton died in 1888 without realizing the success of the beverage he had created.
  3. Coca-Cola was named ‘Coca-Cola’ due to the fact the original main ingredients were cocaine, which came from the cocoa leaf, and caffeine which came from the kola nut.
  4. Pemberton’s associate, Frank Robinson, suggested the name Coca-Cola, thinking two “C”s would make for attractive advertising. In 1893, the name “Coca-Cola” was registered with the U.S. Patent Office.
  5. Frank Robinson also created the unique flowing script that became the Coca-Cola logo that is still used today.
  6. In the first year Coca-Cola creator John Pemberton sold an average of just nine glasses a day. The company now sells 1.7 billion beverage servings every day.
  7. When Coca-Cola first launched in 1886 ,  it was marketed as a nerve tonic that “relieves exhaustion.”  and  cures hangovers and headaches.
  8. In 1894, the first factory to manufacture Coke’s syrup opened in Dallas, Texas, and by 1897, Coca-Cola was being drunk in every state and territory in America.
  9. It used to contain cocaine up until 1905, when it was removed due to public concern.
  10. Coca-Cola’s first bottling plant in Asia opened in the Philippines in 1912. Coca-Cola’s first bottling plant in Europe opened in France in 1919.
  11. The Root Glass Company situated in Terre Haute, Ind. designed the well known contour shape for Coca Cola which was introduced in 1916.
  12. Between 1922 and 1933, The Coca-Cola Company was offered the opportunity to purchase the Pepsi-Cola company three times. Coca Cola declined on all three occasion.
  13. During World War 2, the owner of Coca-Cola made sure “to see that every American in uniform gets a bottle of Coca-Cola, wherever he is and whatever it costs the Company.”
  14. American Coca Cola tastes differently to International Coca Cola.
  15. 3.1% of all beverages consumed around the world are ‘Coca-Cola products.’
  16. Coke owns a whopping 20 brands that generate more than $1 billion in sales per year.
  17. Coke makes so many different beverages that if you drank one per day, it would take you more than nine years to try them all. Coca-Cola has a product portfolio of more than 3,500 beverages (and 500 brands), spanning from sodas to energy drinks to soya based drinks.
  18. Coca-Cola spends more money on advertising than Microsoft and Apple combined
  19. If all the Coca-Cola bottles in the world were stacked end to end, they would reach to the Moon and back more than 1,677 times.
  20. If all the vending machines in the United States were stacked one on top another, the pile would be over 450 miles high!
  21. If every drop of Coke ever produced was placed in 8-ounce bottles and laid end-to-end, they would reach the moon and back more than 2,000 times.
  22. In Chinese, the name Coca-Cola means “to make mouth happy”.
  23. Coca leaves are still used in Coca Cola. A company in New Jersey extracts Cocaine from the leaves for medical uses and then ships the remainder to Coke.
  24. Mexicans are the biggest drinkers of Coke in the world. On average, Mexicans drink 745 Coke beverages a year. Americans drink 401 Coke products a year on average.
  25. There are only two countries in the world, Cuba and North Korea that don’t sell Coca-Cola products.
  26. Farmers Union Iced Coffee outsells Coca-Cola in South Australia making it the only place in the world where a milk drink outsells a cola product.
  27. In 1985, the Coca-Cola Company attempted to change it’s recipe, but it was rejected by the public.
  28. Pepsi is actually bigger in terms of revenue than Coca-Cola because majority of PepsiCo’s revenues no longer come from the production and sale of carbonated soft drinks. More than 60 percent of PepsiCo’s beverage sales came from its primary non-carbonated brands, namely Gatorade and Tropicana.
  29. In fact the human body is not designed to be acidic but to be alkaline. Coke or Coca Cola is extremely acidic beating an acid battery just by one point.
  30. A bottle of Coca-Cola has a PH scale of 2.8, and could dissolve a nail in just 4 days.
  31. Drinking Coke instantly irritates the stomach due to acidity.
  32. Because of its extreme acidity, Coca Cola can be easily used to clean surfaces.
  33. In one night, a bottle of Coca-Cola can soften a tooth.
  34. Coca-Cola is very good at cleaning up blood spots. In many states in the USA the highway patrol carries two gallons of coke in the truck to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.
  35. Coca-Cola can be used to remove grease from clothes! It’s as simple as emptying a can of coke into a load of greasy clothes, adding the detergent, and run through a regular cycle.
  36. It takes 2 liters of water to make just 1 liter of Coke. In 2004, farmers in India held protests because Coca-Cola bottling plants where basically bleeding the water wells dry.
  37. Coca Cola has so deeply penetrated in this world that in many of the known 3rd world countries, clean drinking water is costlier than Coke. In fact in many such countries water shortages are primarily caused by Coca Cola because they require enormous amounts of water for the manufacturing.
  38. Studies have reveal that people who drink Coca Cola every day have 48% higher risk of stroke and heart attack compared to those who drink Coke once in a while or do not drink Coke at all.
  39. A study has revealed that drinking Coke can lead to breathing and lung disorders such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma.
  40. When hydrochloric acid enters our body, our body needs to counter it using some kind of antacid. The only available antacid in our body is calcium. So, the stomach immediately extracts calcium from blood and uses it to neutralize the acid buildup in the stomach. Thus coke is responsible for making bones brittle and weak.
  41. Coke also has phosphoric acid which also reduces the calcium store of our body in the same way hydrochloric acid in Coke does.
  42. When a beverage like Coca Cola enters human body, it immediately replaces water or milk which have more nutritional value.
  43. Drinking Coke will immediately lead to what is known as acid reflux . When you drink Coke or similar soft drink, the acids in your stomach start rising up and cross the esophageal valve which happens more when you lay down after drinking Coke. This acid gradually causes mechanical damage to your esophagus as esophagus is not protected by mucus unlike stomach setting up the stage for esophageal cancer.
  44. It is not commonly known that Coke contains sugar in large amounts . One can of Coca Cola contains a whopping 39 grams of sugar which is about ten teaspoons of sugar. Increased sugar later gets converted to fat leading to weight gain.
  45. Coke Zero contains aspartame an artificial sweetener used instead of corn syrup that is used in Coke. This aspartame has the notorious amino acid known as phenylalanine. It is known to interact with several medications and make their effects weaker or stronger. Coke Zero also contains a compound named E211 which is sodium benzoate responsible for inflicting severe damages to DNA. Actually it doesn’t destroy DNA but deactivates it leading to Parkinson’s disease and cirrhosis. E211 is also not good for asthmatics and aspirin-sensitive people.
  46. Aspartame is very unstable and the high temperature inside human body is capable of breaking it down into phenylalanine and methanol.  Methanol can damage optic nerves and cause blindness.
  47. Coke Zero is not always stored in refrigerators. In warm conditions aspartame transforms into formaldehyde which is known as a carcinogenic compound.
  48. Because of the dangers of Aspartame, it was once made illegal but somehow and pretty mysteriously, it once again became legal and is commonly found in Coke Zero! The company is making billions of dollars at the cost of our health.
  49. In 1985, Coke became the first soda drank in space when astronauts on board the Space Shuttle Challenger tested the “Coca-Cola Space Can.”
  50. Vincente Fox started at Coca Cola Mexico as a truck driver before working his way up to president of Coke Latin America. Then he became the president of Mexico.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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