16 Unusual Facts About Coca-Cola
The Coca-Cola Company can rightly be called one of the most legendary in the world. After all, there is practically no person who would not know the taste of this carbonated drink! The Coca-Cola Company’s products have been in production for over a century, and the company itself has come a long – sometimes hard, sometimes easy – path to its overwhelming success.
Despite the fact that there is quite a lot of information on the network about this company and its activities, you can still find facts that not everyone knows about. We have collected sixteen interesting facts about The Coca-Cola for you.
What You Didn’t Know About Coca-Cola
1. The artist Earl Dean, who designed one of the first versions of the Coca-Cola bottle in 1915, decided that the container for this drink should look like a cocoa fruit. And during his creative developments, he was inspired by the type and shape of cocoa beans.
2. In addition to ordinary water, all people in the world consume 55 billion servings of various drinks every day. Of these, about 2 billion is Coca-Cola.
3. When Coca-Cola entered the Chinese market, some distributors decided to translate its name into Chinese. They picked up such hieroglyphs, after reading which, it turned out a clear “ko-ka-ko-la”, however, the meaning of these hieroglyphs came out quite unexpected. So, a drink appeared on the Chinese market, the name of which meant “Bite off the wax tadpole.” Later, again with the help of the selection of hieroglyphs, marketers agreed on a more acceptable name, namely, “Mouthful of happiness.”
4. In 1904, the first billboard advertising Coca-Cola was installed. If you now go to the state of Georgia, namely the city of Cartersville, you can see it where it has been for many years in its unchanged place, and still advertises the brand.
5. The Coca-Cola Company has received worldwide recognition, of course, thanks to its eponymous drink. But in total, the company produces more than 3,500 different types of drinks and owns more than 500 brands.
16 unusual facts about Coca-Cola6. Perhaps everyone already knows about the unusual use of Coca-Cola in everyday life. We are talking about the fact that with the help of Coca-Cola you can wash rust or get rid of scale in the kettle. But did you know that some police officers in the US use this particular drink to wash off the blood from asphalt after road accidents? It turns out that Coca-Cola copes with this task by five plus.
7. According to the results of numerous studies, the Coca-Cola logo is the most recognizable in the world. It is easily recognized by 94% of the world’s population. And the very word “coca-cola” is for people almost as clear and self-explanatory as the word “ok”.
8. The record for the largest company logo was set in Chile. There you can see the Coca-Cola sign 40 meters high and 122 meters long. And it is made from 70 thousand real bottles from Coca-Cola.
9. According to the research of The Coca-Cola Company itself, every person in the world, on average, consumes one of its products at least once every four days.
10. One of the cans of Coca-Cola can now be considered a real space explorer, as it went there with astronauts in 1985. This jar was made specifically for such a flight and had an unusual straw built into the inside for convenient drinking.
11. Since 1886, that is, from the moment of the beginning of production and until 1903, each serving of Coca-Cola contained 60 milligrams of cocaine.
12. We are used to drinking Coca-Cola chilled in the refrigerator or even with pieces of ice added. But in Hong Kong it is often drunk warmed up and even claimed that in this form it can cure a throat from a cold.
13. Orthophosphoric acid, which is the main component of the drink, can completely dissolve human nails placed in it in just three days.
14. The Coca-Cola Company spends on average three times more per year to develop and run its advertising campaigns than giants like Apple and Microsoft.
15. If all the Coca-Cola produced is poured into a pool 150 centimeters deep, then 500 million people can freely fit in it.
16. Since the last century, the Mexican Tzotzili people (one of the Mayan peoples) have been using the Coca-Cola drink in their shamanic rituals to heal people from various diseases.