Cokelore

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A case of classic Coke legends that never seem to go flat.

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For more than a century, Coca-Cola has been marketed into ubiquity, its iconic advertising reflecting a mythos of American life. And its influential position in our culture has seeded a special set of legends that seems to search for the secret ingredient that could launch a global success. Enjoy.

Does Coca-Cola Contain Cocaine? Legend holds that the original Coca-Cola formula contained a significant amount of cocaine.
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Can Coca-Cola Prevent Pregnancy? Using Coke as a spermicide has been part of contraceptive lore at least since the...
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Was the Coca-Cola Bottle Design an Accident? Rumor has it the shape of the Coca-Cola bottle was mistakenly based on the cacoa...
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Bite the Wax Tadpole Did Coca-Cola translate its name into a Chinese phrase meaning 'bite the wax tadpole'?
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Are Coke and Pepsi Used as Pesticides in India? The real question should be: Are soft drinks being used effectively as pesticides?
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Can Coca-Cola Dissolve Teeth? Imagine what it could do to your stomach!
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Was the ‘New Coke’ Fiasco Just a Clever Marketing Ploy? It's almost inconceivable that a company of the size and scope of Coca-Cola could make...
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Coca-Cola’s Secret Formula Coca-Cola's formula is not really so much of a secret that only two men each...
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Do the Acids in Coca-Cola Make It Harmful to Drink? Nearly all carbonated soft drinks contain carbonic acid.
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Coca-Cola cans in a vending machine
Risqué Coca-Cola Poster Coca-Cola once recalled an advertising poster due to an overtly sexual image hidden within it.
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Was Coca-Cola Carbonated by Accident? Did Coca-Cola's inventor mix his syrup with soda water because a drugstore clerk made a...
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