Elon Musk makes fun of How coca Cola used to add Cocaine and old folks use to walk 20 miles

Elon Musk’s newest tweet about Coca-Cola has sparked a social media firestorm. Many interpret this as a hint at the next item on his shopping list, following Twitter. This week, Musk paid $44 billion for the social media behemoth. “Next, I’m going to buy Coca-Cola to put the cocaine back in,” Musk tweeted. A user replied to Musk with a photo of the first Coca-Cola bottle, which was launched in 1894. He wrote, “The bottle contained 3.5 grammes of cocaine.” Many people may be surprised to learn that Coca-Cola contains a few grammes of cocaine for therapeutic purposes when it was initially made by pharmacist Dr. John Stith Pemberton in Georgia, United States, on May 8, 1886.

Since cocaine was legal in the United States in the early 1900s, the first few batches of Coca-Cola contained cocaine. The cocaine was added to the drink as a coca leaf extract. Caffeine, derived from the kola nut, was also used as a powerful stimulant. Coca-Cola was born when these elements were combined.

The drink was once described as a “brain tonic and intellectual beverage,” but over time it evolved into a soda refreshment. Due to the inclusion of cocaine, what was once a patent medicine became a soft drink when the amount of the drug was lowered and then completely removed from the drink in 1929.

Asa G. Candler bought Coca-Cola from John Pemberton in 1888. He was never able to witness the drink’s full potential.

If Elon Musk is serious about buying Coca-Cola, which is a big if, it may not be as straightforward as buying Twitter. Coca-market Cola’s capitalization is roughly $284 billion, far more than the $44 billion he spent on Twitter. Musk’s net worth is estimated to be approximately $240 billion, according to Forbes.

Coca-Cola is also not for sale, and Warren Buffet, the world’s sixth richest man, is the company’s largest shareholder. Buffett previously served on the board of directors of Coca-Cola for 17 years and has indicated that he will never sell a share of the company.




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