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May 8th is Have a Coke Day
you're looking for something to do today then crack open a can of soda
because it's Have a Coke Day! Just make sure it's Coca-Cola
Let's get right into celebrating Have a Coke Day!
WHY IS THIS A
This particular day was chosen as a holiday because on
in 1886 a pharmacist from Georgia, named Dr. Pemberton first started
selling Coca-Cola at his pharmacy. He had actually created the recipe
as a coca wine called Pemberton's French Wine Coca but they started
passing prohibition laws in that area. So he made a
version, Coca-Cola, which he sold for five cents as a medicine because
they believed that carbonated water was good for your health at that
time. But Dr. Pemberton also though Coca-Cola would help people with
addictions, headaches and even impotence. He might have assumed that
was the case, or at least hoped it was, because it appears that he had
an addiction of his own.
In fact, he ended up selling the rights
to three different companies as he battled the addiction. Versions
called Yum Yum and Koke never took off and eventually Asa Griggs
Candler set up The Coca-Cola Company. Curious how the company legally
got its roots? Well, too bad! Candler had the old records burned...
shady, huh? But you're welcome to sip on any of their many
different Coca-Cola flavors today as you enjoy the carbonation tickling
your tongue. And I'd say things picked up a bit for Coca-Cola, which
started out only selling about 9 drinks a day. What do they sell today?
Oh, about 1.7 billion Cokes a day! Are you going to help add
that number today?
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, celebrating is as easy
as heading over to the closest soda machine and buying a coke. Then
crack it open, toss it back and you're celebrating! It's really not
that hard at all to celebrate today. But, there are many
different types of Coca-Cola you could drink today and I'm all about
branching out and trying new things, aren't you? There is Coca-Cola
Classic, Caffeine-Free Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero, Cherry Coke, Vanilla
Coke, Coca-Cola with Lime and if you live in certain areas you can get
M5, Citra, Light Sango and even Orange. So you're not really limited at
all with your celebration. So go crazy and try out a bunch of
different flavors or even add them to different things like a Coca-Cola
float. You could even make Coca-Cola popsicles or ice cubes for in your
drink. And why not try flavoring some baked goods with a Coke, like say
a cake? Now if only you could find those polar bears to enjoy some Coke
with you, huh? And hey, if you're feeling like causing a
mischief today then you can have a little fun with Pepsi
drinkers. Try your best to secretly swap their Pepsi for a
and see if they notice the difference. I'm sure most of them
will, but if not they will celebrate with you without even
knowing! And if they do find out and get upset then just tell
them that it's Coke's birthday and you thought they should celebrate
with you. Have a great day and enjoy your sippage!