Today I learned about Edmund Reid, lead investigator on the Jack the Ripper case, record-holding balloonist, and pioneering skydiver. He later retired to Hampton-on-Sea, where he became known for his eccentric decor, ran a softdrink stand, and lead a failed campaign to save the town from dropping into the ocean en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edm…
When Coca-Cola withdrew from India in 1997, Ramesh Chauhan developed his own softdrink formula from scratch, experimenting with ingredients such as cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg, naming it Thums up. In 1993 it had 85% market share when Coca-Cola re-entered India and bought it for $60 million. wikipedia.org/wiki/Thums_…
Table beer was served in Belgian schools until the 1980s. It has been proposed to re-introduce this low alcohol beer (< 1.5% ABV) to schools as a healthier alternative to softdrinks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…

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