original formula included extracts of the African kola nut and coca
leaves, both strong stimulants. It was one of those patent medicines
sold in the 1800's that actually contained traces of
use "spent coca leaves". It also stopped advertising
Coca-Cola as a cure for headaches and other ills.
and the Olympic Games began their association in the Summer of 1928.
Africa, during WWII, when German forces over ran allied bases
stocked with Coke, they would strap Coke bottles wrapped in towels
to their aircraft wings, fly around for a short time, then
land and enjoy ice cold Coca Cola's.
WWII began, the company's use of sugar in the manufacturing of syrup
for civilian consumption was restricted to 50% of its pre-war
average due to rationing. The rationing ended in August, 1947.
all the Coca-Cola ever produced to this point were to gush from
"Old Faithful" at its normal rate of 15,000 gallons every
hour, the geyser would flow continually for over 1,685 years!
Another way of putting that fact---if the geyser had been
continually erupting since 313 A.D., it would just be running out
Brazil, a local bottler makes 3-day trips up the Amazon River to
deliver Coca-Cola to remote locations!
slogan "Good to the Last Drop" was first used by the
Coca-Cola Company in 1908. It later became the slogan for Maxwell
and Panama were the first two countries to bottle Coca-Cola outside
of the U.S.
trucks travel over 1,000,000 miles a day to supply consumers with
greater Mexico City bottler produces the greatest volume of any
Coca-Cola bottler on the globe.
was first shipped in used whiskey kegs and barrels, but they were
painted red to give them a distinctive mark. The color red has been
associated with the product ever since.
took 58 years--until 1944--to sell the first billion gallons of
Coca-Cola syrup. Today, that billion gallon mark falls approximately
every 7-1/2 months!
products are now sold in approximately 200 countries and their logo
is written in over 80 languages!
is the world's most recognizable trademark---recognized by 94% of
the world's population!
all the vending machines in the United States were stacked one ontop
another, the pile would be over 450 miles high!
consumption of Coca-Cola Classic in the U.S. exceeds each of the
following: bottled water, juices, powdered drinks, wine and
are 7,000 Coca-Cola products consumed worldwide every single second!
than 5 billion bottles of Coca-Cola were consumed by military
personnel during WWII
1943, an American soldier stationed in Italy received 2 bottles of
Coca-Cola sent from home. He raffled them off at 25 cents a shot and
made over $4,000 for charity!
1886, sales of Coca-Cola averaged 9 drinks a day. That first year,
John Pemberton sold only 25 gallons of syrup. For his efforts, he
grossed $50.00 and spent $73.96 in advertising!
Coke is known as Coca-Cola Light in most countries outside of the
U.S. and Canada. It is the most popular diet cola worldwide.
first outdoor sign advertising Coca-Cola still exists. It was
originally painted in 1894 and is located in Cartersville, Georgia.
the 1950's, automobile service stations sold more Coca-Cola than
they did motor oil!
July, 1985, Coca-Cola became the first soft drink to be enjoyed in
outer space...on the Space Shuttle Challenger. A special
company-developed space-can was used.
Candler, owner of Coca-Cola from 1891-1919, later became mayor of