Invention of Coca-Cola

  • Season 1 , Ep 3
  • 07/23/2013
  • Views: 54,165

American pharmacist John Pemberton attempts to create a new medicine consisting of coca, the cola nut and wine. (1:26)

JOHN PEMBERTON WAS TRYINGTO MAKE PATENT MEDICINES.

BASICALLY,THEY WERE FAKE MEDICINES,

AND MOST OF THEM WERE JUST,LIKE, HERBAL WHOSIWHATS.

WHO EVEN CARES?

WE WAS JUST TRYING TO MAKEANYTHING THAT WOULD SELL.

WE WAS LIKE,I WANT TO MAKE A FAKE MEDICINE

THAT MADE WOMEN THINKTHAT THEY'LL NEVER BE NERVOUS

OR HAVE FARTS...

AND MAKE MEN THINKTHAT THEY CAN BE SMARTER.

SO HE DECIDED TO USEA NEW INGREDIENT, COCA.

COCA IS FROM A PLANT.

THE SOUTH AMERICANSWOULD CHEW IT,

AND BE LIKE,WE HAD SO MUCH ENERGY,

AND WE WEREN'T EVEN HUNGRY,AND WE HIKED THE WHOLE ANDES.

[laughs]BUT REALLY,

THEY WEREJUST ON COCAINE.

JOHN PEMBERTON WAS LIKE,OH, I SHOULD PUT THIS

INTO MY NEW POTIONTHAT I'M MAKING.

AND BASICALLY, HE COPIEDSOMEONE ELSE'S RECIPE,

CALLED, LIKE,"VIN MARIANI."

HE WAS LIKE,WELL, I HAVE WINE.

I PUT COCA IN THERE,A LITTLE OF THIS KOLA IN.

THE KOLA NUT RELEASEDA LITTLE BIT OF CAFFEINE.

AND HE--HE BASICALLYWAS LIKE,

WHAT I GIVE YOUIS WINE WITH COCAINE--

[laughs]CAFFEINE.

THEN, PEOPLE IN ATLANTAWERE LIKE,

NO, NOBODY CAN SELL ALCOHOLBECAUSE OF TEMPERANCE.

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