Amazing Facts

Interesting Facts about Coke

  1. Coca-Cola's 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.

  2. Coca-Cola and the Olympic
    Games began their association in the Summer of 1928.

  3. In 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.

  4. When 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.

  5. If 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 about now!

  6. In Brazil, a local
    bottler makes 3-day trips up the Amazon River to deliver Coca-Cola to
    remote locations!

  7. The slogan "Good to the
    Last Drop" was first used by the Coca-Cola Company in 1908. It later
    became the slogan for Maxwell House coffee.

  8. Cuba and Panama were the
    first two countries to bottle Coca-Cola outside of the U.S.

  9. Coca-Cola trucks travel
    over 1,000,000 miles a day to supply consumers with soft drinks!

  10. The greater Mexico City
    bottler produces the greatest volume of any Coca-Cola bottler on the

  11. Coca-Cola 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.

  12. It 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!

  13. Coca-Cola products are
    now sold in approximately 200 countries and their logo is written in
    over 80 languages!

  14. Coca-Cola is the world's
    most recognizable trademark---recognized by 94% of the world's

  15. If all the vending
    machines in the United States were stacked one ontop another, the pile
    would be over 450 miles high!

  16. The consumption of
    Coca-Cola Classic in the U.S. exceeds each of the following: bottled
    water, juices, powdered drinks, wine and distilled spirits

  17. There are 7,000 Coca-Cola
    products consumed worldwide every single second!

  18. More than 5 billion
    bottles of Coca-Cola were consumed by military personnel during WWII

  19. In 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

  20. In 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!

  21. Diet 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.

  22. The first outdoor sign
    advertising Coca-Cola still exists. It was originally painted in 1894
    and is located in Cartersville, Georgia.

  23. By the 1950's, automobile
    service stations sold more Coca-Cola than they did motor oil!

  24. In 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.

  25. Asa Candler, owner of
    Coca-Cola from 1891-1919, later became mayor of Atlanta, Georgia.


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