Ice Cream Sundae's were first created in the late 1800's to bypass "blue" laws outlawing ice cream soda's on Sunday, and instead served ice cream with the syrup of your choice without the soda, thereby complying with the law en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun…
Argentina is the country that consumes the most soda every year, with 155 liters per person per year. worldatlas.com/articles/c…
Vernon's Ginger Ale, is the oldest soda in the US, and was first made in 1866. rfdtv.com/story/41632190/…
The 2007 reality show 'Kids Nation' had an accident where several children required medical attention after drinking bleach that had been left in an unmarked soda bottle. Another injury happened to one 11-year-old girl who burned her face with splattered grease while cooking. realityblurred.com/realit…
When you drink too much grape soda it can make your poop green. oumedicine.com/Public/Sym…
Because of the availability of soda fountains in the Eastern US when soft drinks became popular, Easterners referred to the drink as soda. As the midwest did not yet have them, the drink was called pop because of the sound a cork or cap makes when being removed from a bottle. owlcation.com/humanities/…
7 Up launched a variation called "dnL" (the 7up logo turned upside down) and was basically the opposite of 7 Up: instead of a caffiene-free clear soda in a green bottle, it was a caffienated green soda in a clear bottle, and instead of lemon-lime the flavor was lime-lemon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7_U…
Most plastic soda bottle tops are designed to save materials by using gapped thread standard called PCO 1881 published by the International Society of Beverage Technologists. bevtech.org/assets/Commit…
Frank Epperson invented ice popsicles by accident when she was just 11 years old. It happened when left soda powder and water outside overnight. Two billion popsicles are now sold every year around the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice…
Some historians claim, but haven't proven conclusively, that the name β€œsundae” was created in response to the β€œBlue Laws” which said that ice cream sodas could not be sold on Sundays because they were to β€œfrilly.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun…
In 2017 Glastonbury Festival had to add pineapples to their list of contraband following the success of Glass Animals and their song Pork Soda, which contained the lyric "Pineapples are in my head" and caused fans to bring the fruit to live performances en masse bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-eng…
The soda can tab is engineered to be operate as two different levers: a second-class lever pulls open the middle vent which depressurizes the can and then the first-class lever opens the drinking spout. businessinsider.com/the-g…
Baking soda and vitamins B1 and B9 (found notably in butter and some fishes) are some treatments for alcohol poisoning. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2…
Hansen's soda is owned by Coca Cola. coca-colaproductfacts.com…
The Popsicle was invented when 11 year old Frank Epperson accidentally left sugary soda water outdoor on a frigid night in 1905. His kids later made him rename the Epsicle (Epperson's icicle) to Pop's 'Sicle. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
75% of the Aluminum ever mined is stillin use today, meaning a soda can you once used could have ended up being recycled for use in a Satellite or rocket booster aluminum.org/industries/p…
Indiana liquor stores can't sell refrigerated water or soda. The law specifies that they should be in the exclusive business of selling adult beverages and that any water or soda sold needs to be room temperature. indianapublicmedia.org/ne…
The leg lamp from β€œA Christmas Story” was won from the NeHi Soda Company, hence it being a leg. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
There are accents in sign language, apparent in how words are signed differentlyβ€”it’s a lexical difference, similar to how some Americans say β€œpop” while others say β€œsoda,” explains Meredith Tamminga, one of the professors conducting the research penntoday.upenn.edu/news/…
Coca-Cola made a soda for the dystopian future, called OK Soda, which came with its own manifesto, and the slogan, "Everything is going to be OK." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OK_…
Orange Crush soda originally had orange pulp in the bottles, giving it a "fresh squeezed" illusion even though the raw pulp was merely added during bottling, rather than actually being the remains from freshly squeezed oranges en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cru…
Mountain Dew was created as a mixer with whiskey due to the maker not being able to get a shipment of his favorite soda en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mou…
In 2009 a man sued Pepsi after finding a dead mouse in his Mt. Dew. They responded by saying that if the mouse had been in the soda since its bottling, it would have dissolved. theatlantic.com/national/…
A Highball is not a single drink but a family of drinks made of a spirit and a nonalcoholic mixer. Included in the family is Seven and Seven, Scotch and soda, rum and Coke, and Caipirinha. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hig…
According to a 2008 survey of infant and toddler feeding habits, some babies are served soft drinks daily as early as 9 months of age. The same survey found that by 24 months, more than 10 percent of toddlers were drinking soda every single day. babycenter.com/0_the-wors…
"privilege signs" are those signs for a local business that advertise a large brand, typically a soda company, alongside the business's name nytimes.com/2013/10/17/ny…
β€œHot Dr Pepper" is a very weird-sounding, but very real marketing ploy that was used by the Dr Pepper company in the 1960s because sodas were mostly a summer drink back then groovyhistory.com/hot-dr-…
"Mountain Dew" was originally slang for mountain-brewed moonshine. And the soda was originally sold as a whiskey chaser. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
The Popsicle was invented by accident in 1905 when an 11 year old left his soda on the porch with a stirring stick in it and it froze solid. popsicle.com/our-story
Red bull was first introduced in Thailand in 1976 with the name Krating Daeng, only to later be westernized (Carbonated and more like a soda) in 1987 by an Austrian called Dietrich Mateschitz. The original can still be found in Southern Asia scmp.com/lifestyle/food-d…
Today I learned about the "Mikey Story" (pop rocks & soda myth) "Rumors became so bad that the FDA even set up a hot line in Seattle (WA) for people to call to dispel the rumor and assure parents that the candy was safe for children and it would not cause the stomach to explode if mixed with carbonated drinks." pop-rocks.com/f-a-q/
Carrageenan has been harvested since 600AD & is used in applications including ice cream, salad dressing, beer, processed ham, toothpaste, Fruit Gushers, firefighting foam, shampoo, air freshener gel, shoe polish, soy milk, diet soda, pet food, personal lube, & veggie hot dogs... among others. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Today I learned of Soda locomotive, a fireless locomotive that ran on sodium hydroxide. When steam came in contact with the sodium hydroxide, it would generate enough heat to actually run the boiler and generate more steam and propel the locomotive forward. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sod…
Today I learned of Winston’s Churchill’s daily drinking habits. 3-4 weak whiskey sodas, a bottle of champagne/wine with lunch and another with dinner, all rounded off with cognac and brandy. winstonchurchill.hillsdal…
West Virginia levies an excise tax on all soft drinks sold in the state, which is why an outline of the state (required by law) is seen on the top of nearly all American soda cans. cancentral.com/can-stats/…
In the early days of drugstore ice cream counters and soda shops, medicine such as cocaine and heroin were added to drinks at the customers discretion. The sweet flavors helped cover up the bitter taste of the medicine. benfranklinrx.com/blog/ta…
There are two different forms of Pyrex: PYREX (all capitals) is borosilicate, which isn't made any more in the US, and pyrex (all lowercase) is soda-lime glass. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyr…
Ice Cream sundaes were invented when it became illegal to sell ice-cream sodas on a Sunday in the American town of Evanston during the late 19th century. To get around the problem some traders replaced the soda with syrup and called the dessert an "Ice Cream Sunday." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun…
Certain foods that are high in tannins, such as red wine, are potential causes of yellow teeth. Drinking beverages such as coffee, soda, and wine can get into the enamel of teeth and cause long-term discoloration crest.com/en-us/oral-heal…
In 2013, after more than 20 years of soda being America's number one beverage, water has taken over as Americans' favorite drink. usatoday.com/story/news/n…
There is a Dr. Pepper Museum in Waco Texas, where you can learn about the history of soda in a 1906 bottling plant. drpeppermuseum.com/
Blueberries and raspberries have the same pigment compounds, anthocyanins. Blueberries are blue because they are less acidic. If you add an acid like vinegar to crushed blueberries, they will turn red. Adding a base like baking soda will return them to blue. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
Pop/soda in cans does not actually touch the can. The cans are treated with a plastic coating that protects the aluminum material of the metal from the acidity of the beverage within. reagent.co.uk/the-science…
Pepsi released a 'healthy soda' in Japan called "Pepsi Special", claiming that dextrin in the drink suppresses the absorption of fat. The drink is not available in the US, and Pepsi could face legal challenges from the FDA if brought over due to too much dextrin causing people to become sick. healthland.time.com/2012/…
The original name of Soda Popinski in the original Punch-Out was Vodka Drunkenski. punchout.fandom.com/wiki/…
ICEE was invented accidentally by Omar Knedlik, former owner of a Dairy Queen, by putting the soda bottles to the freezer to keep them cold because the soda machine was broken. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Until 1948, 7 Up soda contained a mood-staibilizing drug, Lithium Citrate, and it was originally named "Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7_U…
In 1985 Coke developed a $250k custom can to send soda into space on the Challenger. Pepsi fought to be included and developed their own container, at a cost of $14M mentalfloss.com/article/6…
, McDonalds removed the orange Hi-C soda from their menu years ago, and this lead to customers seeking out other McDonalds restaurants that still served remaining stock, and even went as far as people petitioning to bring it back to the menu. youtu.be/wF3NyIXwzHo?t=70…
After the false rumors that mixing Pop Rocks with soda could cause death, General Foods sent letters to school principals, created open letters to parents, took out advertisements in major publications, and sent the inventor on the road to explain Pop Rocks are not dangerous. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
The word "moxie", synonymous with "energy" and "spunk" originates from a brand of soft drink. As with many sodas, it was first marketed as an over the counter medicine called "Moxie Nerve Food". Moxie was created in 1876, is flavored with gentian root extract and is still sold in the eastern US. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mox…
Soda is so corrosive, that without BPA or equivalent liner, an aluminum can would break after three days wired.com/2015/03/secret-…
The popsicle was accidentally created by an eleven year old who left a cup filled with powdered soda, water, and a stirring stick on his San Francisco porch. That night, low temperatures caused the mixture to freeze. countryliving.com/food-dr…
Pepsi-Cola, the soda, gets its name from the belief of its inventor that it cured stomach problems, or dyspepsia pepsistore.com/history.as…
Today I learned about the Anti-Bloomberg law, which prohibits any county or city in Mississippi from passing laws to restrain portion sizes. It was passed as a response to the Bloomberg law, which limited the size of soda to 16 ounces or less. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Costco hasn't changed the price of its $1.50 hot dog and soda combo in 30 years. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
7up was previously called "Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda". After that it was called "7 Up Lithiated Lemon Soda" before it was further shortened to "7up". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7_U…
The color of the average mirror isnt white light or whatever its reflecting, it's green. Most modern, mass produced mirrors are made of a soda-lime silica glass with a silver backing. This combination of materials reflects more green light than other visible wavelengths. io9-gizmodo-com.cdn.amppr…
Soda is fizzier in cans (vs plastic bottles) because CO2 cannot escape an aluminium can. CO2 escapes sealed PET bottles quite readily. dailyedge.ie/soft-drinks-…
Pepsi's biggest demographic is 65 years old and over, while politically soda brands are split with Republicans preferring Coke and Democrats preferring Pepsi adweek.com/brand-marketin…
Coca Cola still produces TaB soda, much of which ends up in New York State en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tab…
LBJ had a buzzer system installed in the White House with 4 buttons: one paged his Chief of Staff, one paged his secretary, one paged someone to bring him a coffee and the last paged someone to bring him a soda. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Winston Churchill was a heavy drinker. He’d start his day with 3-4 whisky and sodas before 11am, a bottle of champagne at lunch, a glass of brandy after lunch, 3-4 more whiskey and sodas at teatime, a glass of wine before dinner, and 3-4 more whiskeys before bed. youtu.be/Q0u0KKAbIoo
Baking soda and dish soap (hydrogen peroxide) can be used to remove the smell of skunk spray. The oxygen molecules from the hydrogen peroxide bond with the thiols compounds present in the skunk spray, completely neutralizing the odor. discovery.com/tv-shows/my…
Dr Pepper is owned by neither PepsiCo or The Coca-Cola Company, but are instead only distributors. This is why you can find Dr Pepper in both Pepsi and Coke soda fountains And vending machines. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr_…
Today I learned about OK Soda - A beverage created by The Coca-Cola Company that used unusual marketing, including intentionally negative publicity wikipedia.org/wiki/OK_Sod…
Mixing your drinks with diet soda gets you drunk 18% faster than regular soda. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Soda cans have a lining of plastic on the inside to prevent leaching/corrosion and fight against food-borne diseases. aluminum.org/bpa-aluminum…
Today I learned of Josta, one of the very first energy drinks. It was introduced by Pepsi in 1995 and discontinued in 1999. People have been fighting for it's revival ever since. They had tried creating replicas, but the sodas they use keep getting discontinued too. dailydot.com/unclick/brin…
Mixing diet soda with alcohol will get you drunker than using a sugar-based option. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Drinking diet soda makes your body respond in a worse manner to eating regular sugar and can contribute to (pre)diabetes nature.com/articles/natur…
In 1953, Coca-Cola asked the US to create a 7.5 cent coin b/c vending machines could only take one coin transactions and a 10 cent soda would be too expensive en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fix…
In 1903, the FDA tried to stop Coca-Cola from putting caffeine in its soda by seizing and literally suing 40 barrels and 20 kegs of Coca Cola instead of the company itself caselaw.findlaw.com/us-su…
European PYREX is more resistant to breakage due to temperature change than USA PYREX because it is still made with the original borosilicate glass instead of soda glass (which can shatter in hot shards with sudden temp changes) metafilter.com/98412/Amer…
Compared to average shoppers, chefs are more likely to buy generic store brands for sugar, baking soda, and other kitchen staples money.cnn.com/2014/07/25/…
The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles is named after Armand Hammer, the oil tycoon and philanthropist, and has no relationship to Arm and Hammer the Baking Soda. And also Armand Hammer is the great-grandfather of actor Armie Hammer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ham…
In 2010 a study found that 48% of soda fountain contained fecal bacteria, and 11% contained E. Coli cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/01/08…
Doodh soda is a combination of milk (doodh) and soda, usually either 7-Up or Sprite. In Pakistan's Punjab province, it's consumed when breaking one's fast during Ramadan. eater.com/2017/6/20/15793…
A Starbucks white hot chocolate has 78 grams of sugar (2 cans of soda), and over 500 calories, more than a McDonald's BigMac isitunhealthy.com/be-care…
A soft drink company made a soda containing lithium called "Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda". Later, the company changed the name to the much simpler "7up" after Lithium's atomic mass. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7_U…
The idea for a slushed ice drink or "slushie" came from the inventor of frozen drink machines Omar Knedlik. He got the idea when his soda fountain broke down, forcing him to put his sodas in a freezer to stay cool, which caused them to become slushy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slu…
Costco hasn't changed the price of a hot dog and soda combo ($1.50) in 21 years. shop.costco.com/en/Member…
An 11 year old boy in 1905 invented the popsicle after he had mixed some sugary soda powder with water and left it out overnight npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Mixing alcohol with diet soda instead of regular soda gets you drunk faster cnbc.com/2015/11/25/diet-…
Popsicles were invented by an 11 year old boy by accident, when he left a mix of sugary soda powder and water with the mixing stick outside on a frosty night. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
The phrase "Proprietary Eponym" is used to describe when a brand name becomes the commonly used term. Some examples: Coke=Soda | Kleenex=Tissue | Xerox=Copy | Rollerblades=In-Line Skates | Frisbee=Flying Disc. newyorker.com/books/page-…
The Feigenson brothers, who developed Faygo, were originally bakers from Russia. The soda first became available in 1907 and came in three flavors: grape, strawberry, and fruit punch which were based on the brother's original cake frosting recipes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fay…
Coke once tried hidden "MagiCans" that had spring-loaded prizes instead of soda. They failed when technical glitches led consumers to accidentally drink the chlorinated water used to make them feel real. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mag…
There are two styles of ginger ale: golden and dry. Dry is the only style produced by major soda companies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gin…
Soda is more acidic than acid rain sciencebuddies.org/scienc…
In 2001 Belgium created a program to replace sugary drinks and soda in school lunches with beer mentalfloss.com/article/1…
ICEE's were invented by accident after a soda fountain broke down, and the bottles were put in the freezer. Additionally, Slurpee's are just a lincense of the same machine cnn.com/2010/LIVING/11/16…
Drinking One Soda A Day Can Increase Diabetes Risk By 22%. medicalnewstoday.com/arti…
Today I learned of the Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival, a rock festival in "Illinois" held on a small landmass on the Indiana side of the Wabash river, where only 3 deputies were policing 200-300k concert-goers, a truck bringing food was burned, 3 people drowned, the stage was burned, along with more atrocities. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eri…
Vernors is the oldest soda still selling in the US. It predates Dr Pepper by 19 years en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ver…
The Guinness World record for longest period which anyone has gone without solid food (fasting) is 392 days. Angus Barbieri of Tayport, Fife, lived on tea, coffee, water, soda water and vitamins in Maryfield Hospital, Dundee, Angus, from 6/65 to 7/66. His weight declined from 214kg to 80.74kg. eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp…
A Florida police officer arrested a man for "trafficking cocaine", claiming that he tested it on the scene. The man spent 8 months in jail before it was tested in a lab and determined to be baking soda. youtube.com/watch?v=xwcor…
Coca-Cola makes Kosher soda (using sugar instead of HFCS) for Passover coca-colacompany.com/stor…
While New Coke was a bomb, the return of the original formula as Coca-Cola Classic was very successful. When asked if New Coke was a conspiracy to promote the soda, an executive replied "We're not that dumb, and we're not that smart". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
Cream Soda is Pink in Canada youtu.be/kQ-vqs0SdA8

Please note that this site uses cookies to personalise content and adverts, to provide social media features, and to analyse web traffic. Click here for more information.