Monday, April 04, 2016

On March 29th, 130 years ago, John Pemberton of Atlanta brewed the first batch of Coca-Cola. The drink was the culmination of 20 years of research he had done in order to kick the addiction to morphine which he had acquired after being wounded in the Civil War. Its medicinal value was miniscule, and Pemberton tragically sold the rights to his invention to his business partners before dying in poverty two years later, still an addict.
Taken from the Washington Examiner's morning newsletter last week.

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