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I’ve always preferred Coca-Cola developed by Confederate Colonel John Pemberton, who was wounded in the American Civil War, became addicted to morphine, and began a quest to find a substitute for the problematic opiate. First sales May 8, 1886 It was initially sold as a patent medicine for five cents a glass at soda fountains, which were popular in the United States at the time due to the belief that carbonated water was good for the health. Pemberton claimed Coca-Cola cured many diseases, including morphine addiction, dyspepsia, neurasthenia, headache, and impotence.

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