Elon Musk said today that he wants to buy Coca-Cola in order to “put the cocaine back in” the beloved beverage.
Mr Musk’s tweet came just days after the entrepreneur agreed to pay £35 billion for the social media company Twitter.
Despite the fact that the tweet is most likely a jest, it is historically accurate.
Coca-Cola was created in 1885 by pharmacist John Pemberton, who promoted the beverage as a “brain tonic and intellectual beverage” as well as a “patent medicine.”
Coca-Cola, like a number of other medicines at the time, was thought to contain a trace quantity of cocaine.
Medicines containing chemicals like cocaine or opium were widespread towards the end of the 19th century, and the consequences of these medications were unknown.
Next I’m buying Coca-Cola to put the cocaine back in
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 28, 2022
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