Cats or dogs? Republican or Democrat? Coke or Pepsi? These are the questions that divide the American people today. Although one of those questions may have more severe consequences, they all can be equally polarizing for some people. Here are some facts to arm yourself with in your next family debate… as long as it happens to be over the last question. For the other two, you simply must fend for yourself.
For some of us, we grew up drinking more soda than water. Soda (or pop or Coke if you’re nasty) was a staple of our childhoods, our lunches, and our Happy Meals. Since then, we as a country have significantly cut back on our soda consumption, but we can’t fully quit that sweet brown carbonated nectar.
Did you know the Pepsi Girl is Jesse Eisenberg's younger sister? If you did, keep reading…that was just a bonus fun fact. Here are 12 other facts for your thirsty mind.
Faygo was based on frosting flavors
Pepsi released Pepsi White, a yogurt-flavored cola.
"Mountain Dew" was a nickname for Moonshine
7-Up originally contained Lithium
Pepsi was originally called Brad's Drink
Diet Coke has more caffeine than regular Coke.
Sprite was initially introduced as Clear Lemon Fanta
Fanta was invented for Nazi Germany during WWII
The Coca-Cola Company serves 1.9 servings a day
Coke was invented by a confederate civil war veteran
Dr. Pepper advertised drinking it hot over lemon for the holidays
Higher consumption of sugary drinks have been linked to an increased risk of premature death