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.
Can Coca-Cola Prevent Pregnancy?
Using Coke as a spermicide has been part of contraceptive lore at least since the 1950s.
Was the Coca-Cola Bottle Design an Accident?
Rumor has it the shape of the Coca-Cola bottle was mistakenly based on the cacoa tree seed pod.
Bite the Wax Tadpole
Did Coca-Cola translate its name into a Chinese phrase meaning 'bite the wax tadpole'?
Are Coke and Pepsi Used as Pesticides in India?
The real question should be: Are soft drinks being used effectively as pesticides?
Can Coca-Cola Dissolve Teeth?
Imagine what it could do to your stomach!
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 a mistake on the scale of the one it made in 1985.
Coca-Cola’s Secret Formula
Coca-Cola's formula is not really so much of a secret that only two men each know half of it.
Do the Acids in Coca-Cola Make It Harmful to Drink?
Nearly all carbonated soft drinks contain carbonic acid.
Risqué Coca-Cola Poster
Coca-Cola once recalled an advertising poster due to an overtly sexual image hidden within it.
Was Coca-Cola Carbonated by Accident?
Did Coca-Cola's inventor mix his syrup with soda water because a drugstore clerk made a mistake?