Coke Lore - The spark of life

Coke Lore - The spark of life

The history of Coca-Cola is a story of special moments with family and friends and special occasions when Coke was naturally there. Every person who drinks a Coca-Cola enjoys a moment of refreshment -- and shares in an experience that millions of others have savored. And all of those individual experiences combined have created a worldwide phenomenon - a truly global brand that plays its own small part on the world stage.

Did you know that Coca-Cola advertising helped create the modern image of Santa Claus? Or that Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth both painted for Coca-Cola, creating a beloved vision of mid-century American life? You might remember the 1971 television commercial in which young people gathered on a hilltop in Italy to sing "I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke," a counterpoint to turbulent times. Were you watching TV in July 1985 when Coca-Cola was the first soft drink consumed in space? Or maybe you saw the international exhibit of oversized Coke bottles, some more than 10 feet tall, featuring the folk art of more than 70 countries.

There are so many stories to tell about Coca-Cola. We hope you'll enjoy these glimpses into some of the legends and lore that surround Coca-Cola -- what it is called "Coke Lore"
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Are you a Coca-Cola drinker? Maybe yes since it is a very popular carbonated drink. If yes, you may be aware or heard of many false urban legends being told by people.

Many people believe Coca-Cola has the power to dissolve a bone in a matter of a couple of days or unclog a clogged toilet in a few hours. Maybe you have tried Coca-Cola and coffee and nothing happened, but there are those who still believe you may get high for taking Coca-Cola and coffee. So much false stuff about Coca-Cola is being told and people believed it. Some say it was originally blue, or that a Coca-Cola mirror will cause sickness and eventually death to the bold ones who dare to take a glance on it. Also some people still believe Coca-Cola is a potent contraceptive. Recently I heard that Coca Cola is owned by Mormons but not consumed by them.

So much being told, and some facts are ignored by a lot of people. Such facts as Coca Cola being forbidden to be exported to Israel some years ago Click here

Cocaine derived from coca leaves was used in its formula, and after 1904, Coca-Cola discontinued cocaine as a key ingredient. It was estimated Coca-Cola once contain about nine milligrams of cocaine per glass of drink.

Kola nuts is used as a flavoring in Coca-Cola, but Kola nuts is also the beverage's source of caffeine.

Have you ever tried Coca-Cola on those occasions that you went to the beach and found out you forgot your suntan? Coca-Cola will give ya the perfect tan. C'mon just try it, you'll love it.

The 2008 Ig Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Sheree Umpierre, Joseph Hill, and Deborah Anderson, for discovering that Coca-Cola is an effective spermicide, and to C.Y. Hong, C.C. Shieh, P. Wu, and B.N. Chiang for proving it is not.

The exact formula of Coca-Cola is a famous trade secret. The original copy of the formula is held in SunTrust Bank's main vault in Atlanta. Its predecessor, the Trust Company, was the underwriter for the Coca-Cola Company's initial public offering in 1919. A popular myth states that only two executives have access to the formula, with each executive having only half the formula. The truth is that while Coca-Cola does have a rule restricting access to only two executives, each knows the entire formula and others, in addition to the prescribed duo, have known the formulation process. Click here

When I was younger I enjoyed Coca-Cola poured over a cup of strawberry ice cream which we called "Pink cow". Probably you have not tried it yet, but it is good. And, if you prefer another good twist you can prepare a "Black cow" which is a blend of Coca-Cola and chocolate ice cream! I recommend you both recipes .miawmiaw.

I wonder if Colombia may create the formula of a super drink that I would cristen Colombiola. Just lets wait and see.

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