Friday, October 07, 2016

Things I learned lately - 7 October

  • Coke just introduced Coke Life in Canada! I saw them on promotion in my local grocery store.
  • Pluto was only discovered in 1930.
  • In 1966, PepsiCo merged with Frito Lay. Then in 1976, they purchased Pizza Hut. In 1978, they bought Taco Bell, and finally they acquired KFC and 7-Up in 1986. Pepsi also owns Tropicana, Dole, Quaker Oats, and Gatorade.
  • When Canada Dry Pale Ginger Ale was introduced in the 1920s in the United States, the 18th Amendment prohibiting alcohol was being enforced. Canada Dry became popular in speakeasies because it made illegal Canadian whiskey much smoother and easier to drink.Hires root beer is the oldest soft drink brand that is still sold today.
  • Red Bull was inspired by a tonic with a lot of caffeine and taurine, brewed in Thailand, hailed as a cure for jet lag.
  • Tennessee bottlers Barney and Ally Hartman developed Mountain Dew in the 1940s as a mixer.
  • The top 10 'happiest' countries, in order from 10 to 1 are: Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Canada, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, and Denmark.

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