Interesting Facts about Coca Cola

Coca-Cola is one of the world’s most popular drink companies.  The iconic American brand is recognized instantly around the globe and sold in more than 200 countries. Additionally there are thousands of subsidiary beverages that you might have no idea are owned by Coke.

The soda giant Coca-Cola has been a favorite drink for millions of people all over the world for the last 100+ years. Through out the years the company has tried everything under the sun to sell their products to whomever they could which has brought a lot of controversy on to them. So let us look at some Amazing facts about Coca- Cola :

1. Altogether 1.7 billion servings of Coke products are consumed every day.

Some Coca Cola Products !!!
2. As many people know, Coca-Cola was established in May 1886 by doctor/pharmacist John Pemerton as a nerve tonic. What you probably didn't know was that Dr. Pemerton was considered a junkie who was addicted to morphine big time. John died only 2 and half years after establishing the soft drink and trademark.

3. It takes 2 liters of water to make just 1 liter of Coke. In 2004, farmers in India held protests because Coca-Cola bottling plants where basically bleeding the water wells dry.

Of the 55 billion servings of all kinds of beverages drunk each day (other than water), 1.7 billion are Coca-Cola trademarked/licensed drinks.

5. In Chinese, the name Coca-Cola means "to make mouth happy".

6. In 1985, Coke became the first soda drank in space when astronauts on board the Space Shuttle Challenger tested the “Coca-Cola Space Can.”

7. Coca-Cola is very good at cleaning up blood spots, and is often used in the States to clean blood of from the roads after an accident!

Evolution of Coke Bottle !!!
8. Coca-Cola can be used to remove grease from clothes! It's as simple as emptying a can of coke into a load of greasy clothes, adding the detergent, and run through a regular cycle.

9.A bottle of Coca-Cola has a PH scale of 2.8, and could dissolve a nail in just 4 days

10. Coke makes so many different beverages that if you drank one per day, it would take you over 9 years to try them all

11. Coca-Cola has a product portfolio of more than 3,500 beverages (and 500 brands), spanning from sodas to energy drinks to soy-based drinks.

12. Coca-Cola's $35.1 billion in revenue makes it the 84th largest economy in the world, just ahead of Costa Rica

13. The Coca-Cola brand is worth an estimated $74 billion: more than Budweiser, Pepsi, Starbucks and Red Bull combined.

Coca Cola Logo !!!
14. Although Coca-Cola revenue was 38% less than PepsiCo's last year, Coke generated more in soft drink revenue -- around $28 billion vs. $12 billion. Remember, Pepsi owns non-drink brands like Frito-Lays and Quaker Oats.

15. If every drop of Coke ever produced were put in 8-ounce bottles and laid end-to-end, they would reach the moon and back over 2,000 times

16. The red and white Coca-Cola logo is recognized by 94% of the world's population

17. Coca-Cola has also reported that it's name is the second-most understood term in the world, behind "okay."

Sugar from Coke !!!
18. There are 33 non-alcoholic brands that generate over $1 billion in revenue. Coca-Cola owns a whopping 15 of them

20. Coca-Cola spends more money on advertising than Microsoft and Apple combined

21. Americans ingest 1.7 million tons -- or 10.8 pounds per person -- of sugar each year from Coca-Cola alone
22. Coke uses 300,000 tons of aluminium for its cans every year just for its US operations. That's equal to 17.4% of what the entire US aluminum industry produces