Cokelore

More than a century after the creation of Coca-Cola, we’re still as much in love with this most famous of soft drinks as our great-grandparents were. Hold up a Coke, and you proclaim all that’s best about the American way of life: Coca-Cola is first dates and shy kisses, a platoon of war-weary GIs getting letters from home, and an old, rusted sign creaking in the wind outside the hometown diner. Coca-Cola is also one of the most successful companies the world has ever known; nothing can be that big and popular, so much a part of everyday life, without having legends spring up around it. Coca-Cola’s uniquely influential position in our culture has led to a special set of legends we call ‘Cokelore’; a collection of Coke trivia and tall tales sure to refresh even the most informationally-parched reader.

Soda, Beverage, Drink
Did Coca-Cola Add ‘Try To Be Less White’ to Cans? Photographs of the supposed new line of Coke cans appeared online after a controversy over...
    False
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Did Coca-Cola’s Diversity Training Tell Workers ‘Try To Be Less White’? Opponents of critical race theory and diversity training railed against Coca-Cola in February 2021, but...
    Mixture
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Did a Viral Video Really Show Coke and Mentos Causing a Bathroom Explosion? The "Mentos effect" is a real phenomenon, but can it really cause this much damage?
    False
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Does Coca-Cola Coax Worms Out of Pork? Pouring Coca-Cola onto a piece of raw pork will not cause worms to come crawling...
    False
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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.
    True
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Ham in Diet Coke Explodes? Rumor: Substituting Diet Coke for regular Coca-Cola in a popular ham recipe can cause an...
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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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Was Coca-Cola Originally Green? It's a common fixture of "did you know" trivia lists — but is it true?
    False
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Too Many Cokes Kills Student Did a student die from drinking too many Cokes?
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1 Calorie Diet Sodas Rumor Do diet colas contain more calories than stated?
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Mormon Ownership of Coca-Cola Do the Mormons own the Coca-Cola Company?
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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...
    False
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