The Seventh McNugget

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03 August 2005

You Already Knew This, But...

Doing a little reading on the history of soft-drinks, I came across this sentence about Coca-Cola:

Until 1905, the soft drink, marketed as a tonic, contained extracts of cocaine as well as the caffeine-rich kola nut.

...which was immediately followed by this sentence:

By the late 1890s, Coca-Cola was one of America's most popular fountain drinks.

HA!! Our great-grandparents were junkies!!! (Was my grandma in Trainspotting?)

For my PhD, I would like to study the possible correlation of American cocaine use and the Great Depression... but... realistically... ...probably won't get far with it....

2 Comments:

At 4:44 PM, Blogger Manchild said...

I thought everyone knew about Coke and cocaine.

And that Pepsi was designed to relieve peptic ulcers. (Hence the name.)

And that Fanta was invented so Coca Cola could continue to sell soft drinks to the Nazis.

 
At 7:00 AM, Blogger Stan said...

Wanta Fanta! Don't you wanna, wanta Fanta!

 

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