segunda-feira, setembro 06, 2004


It was 1886, and in New York Harbor workers were constructing the Statue of Liberty. Eight hundred miles away another great American symbol was about to be unveiled. Like many people who change history, John Pemberton, an Atlanta pharmacist, was inspired by simple curiosity.

One afternoon, he stirred up a fragrant, caramel-colored liquid and, when it was done, he carried it a few doors down to Jacobs' Pharmacy. Here the mixture was combined with carbonated water. Pemberton's bookkeeper Frank Robinson named the mixture Coca-Cola, and wrote it out in his distinct script. To this day, Coca-Cola is written the same way.

(via J-Walk Blog)

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A German catholic college has complained about new Haribo sweet wrappers which it claims portray fruit in sexual positions.

The college wrote a letter to Haribo saying: 'It's irresponsible to expose children to such pornographic representations.'

update: Presurfer readers Manuela and Frogprince pointed out that this whole story is a hoax, although the packaging seems to be real.

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