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  • Have you ever wondered about the great mysteries of life?

  • Like how the universe began.

  • Who built the pyramids?

  • The secret formula for Coca-Cola.

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  • Some scientists believe there maybe a cosmic connection to these mysteries.

  • No one knows for sure but we do know that Coca-Cola has been around since the beginning of time.

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  • Ok Ok

  • Here is the real story.

  • Coca-Cola was invented right here in the city of Atlanta over a 100 years ago.

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  • Back in 1886, a pharmacist named John Pemberton was experimenting with a new recipe.

  • He took some secret ingredients and boiled them into a syrup.

  • He thought it was pretty tasty.

  • "mmmmm"

  • So, he took some to Jacob's Pharmacy

  • where he mixed the syrup with carbonated water and placed it on sale for 5 cents a glass.

  • And the rest is history.

  • Thus, was invented one of the greatest refreshments of all time.

  • Dr Pemberton's accountant was named Frank Robinson

  • and it was his idea to call this new drink Coca-Cola.

  • In fact, he created the now famous trademark in his own handwriting.

  • As word spread around Atlanta about this fashionable new beverage,

  • sales began to increase.

  • During its first year, Coca-Cola sold an average of 9 drinks a day.

  • Dr. Pemberton never imagined the incredible future of his creation.

  • In 1888, he sold the secret formula to a business man named Asa Candler

  • who later formed a coporation to produce and distribute Coca-Cola.

  • Mr. Candler was a marketing genius.

  • And he came up with countless creative ways to promote the product.

  • He even delivered the syrup in barrels that were painted red to give them a distinctive appearance.

  • As more and more people discovered, this delicious new refreshment

  • Coca-Cola began to pop up all over America.

  • For years, Coca-Cola was served only in soda fountains.

  • Then, one day a couple of clever guys named Thomas and Whitehead had an idea.

  • Coca-Cola was so successful as a fountain drink, what if someone put it in bottles?

  • "Bottles?"

  • "Yes Sir! Bottles. Folks could take them home."

  • Well, Mr Candler thought that was a perfectly stupid idea.

  • So stupid in fact, that he told the two men they could bottle all the Coca-Cola they wanted.

  • And he sold them the right to do that for just 1 dollar.

  • Of course, one thing Mr. Candler didn't sell was his secret recipe.

  • He agreed to sell them Coca-Cola syrup.

  • They would add carbonated water and Coca-Cola bottling had begun.

  • It turned out that people loved Coca-Cola in bottles.

  • Now they could enjoy it any time they wanted.

  • Coca-Cola was so popular in fact that competitors tried to cash in on its success.

  • So the bottleries decided to create something that made it easy for people to tell Coca-Cola from the impostors.

  • And in 1916, they introduced the Coca-Cola contour bottle.

  • Now people could be sure they were getting the real thing.

  • The new bottle was so unique, it became instantly famous.

  • In 1919, Candler sold the company to a group of investors and a man named Robert Woodruff soon became the new

  • company president.

  • Mr. Woodruff's goal was to make ice cold Coca-Cola available to anyone, anytime, anyplace.

  • Under his leadership, bottling plants began to pop up all over the world.

  • And Coca-Cola became the first truly global brand.

  • Over a 100 years later, the formula is still a closely guarded secret.

  • But the popularity of Coca-Cola is no secret.

  • It's the most recognized trademark in the world.

  • And Coca-Cola is enjoyed in more than 200 countries.

  • Produced and sold by local bottlers just like the one in your home town.

  • Wherever you are, wherever you're at thirst.

  • The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola bottlers answer the need for refreshment in many different ways.

  • But the shining star is and will always be

  • Coca-Cola

  • The original soft drink.

  • Unique

  • delcious

  • authentic

  • and fun.

  • There is only one Coca-Cola.

  • The most refreshing drink in the universe.

Have you ever wondered about the great mysteries of life?

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    Zenn posted on 2013/04/09
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