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Monday, April 23, 2018

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Coca-Cola is the most widely distributed product on the planet. It is also one of the most valuable. Coke's brand is worth over $83.8 billion. So let's learn a little more about about this ubiquitous, sugary treat.

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "There are good examples of companies - Coca-Cola is one - that invested before there was a huge market in countries, and I think that ended up playing out to their benefit for decades to come."

HINT: (1984 - ) an American technology entrepreneur and philanthropist best known for co-founding and leading the largest social media company in the world.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Coca-Cola was officially launched in 1886, making it 132 years old.

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John S. Pemberton, the inventor of Coca-Cola, was a pharmacist and a colonel in the Confederate army during the Civil War. After sustaining a war-injury, he became addicted to morphine and believed his tonic would combat his addiction.

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The very first Coca-Cola products contained cocaine, about 9 milligrams per glass. It was removed from the drink in 1903. The original Coke was also alcoholic.

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The name Coca-Cola refers to two of its original ingredients: kola nuts and coca leaves.

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Studies have proven that Coca-Cola, especially Diet Coke, is an effective spermicide. However, neither is recommended as a form of birth control.

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In 1931, Coca-Cola created the now ubiquitous image of the modern Santa Claus, with his contrasting red and white clothes, which mirror the colors of the famous soda.

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Coke invented the six-pack in 1932 to encourage people to drink more Coke. They initially didn't use a plastic six-pack ring; they used a printed cardboard carton similar to the 12-pack cardboard tubes used today.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "There are good examples of companies - Coca-Cola is one - that invested before there was a huge market in countries, and I think that ended up playing out to their benefit for decades to come."

ANSWER: Mark Zuckerberg