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Soda Fun Facts

Updated on August 8, 2013

Calling all Soda Lovers

Welcome to the page with soda fun facts galore. And I know it might seem weird at first, but once you dive in, you'll see how cool it really is. Find out facts (that are fun) about your favorite soda.

You will find fun facts and merchandise for an abundance of popular sodas. You can also vote for your favorite soda and find out which soads other people enjoy .

The sodas on this site include:

Coca-Cola, Sprite, Schweppes, Mountain Dew, 7Up, Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Fanta, A&W, and Dr Pepper.

Have fun exploring the (fun) facts behind your favorite sodas!

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Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola was first invented by a pharmacist to help headachesCoca-Cola can help jellyfish stingsCoca-Cola is sold in about 200 different countriesThe Coke logo is made in 80 languages94% of the world can recognize Coca-ColaDuring WWII, 5 million bottles of Coke were consumed by military personnelThe first outdoor Coke sign was painted in 1894 and still is up in Cartersville, GeorgiaAsa Candler, an owner of Coca-Cola for 28 years, became mayor of Atlanta, GeorgiaCoca-Cola began their association with the Olympic Games in 1928Cuba and Panama were the first countries to bottle Coke out of the U.S.source:Purple SlinkyInteresting Coca-Cola Factsphoto credit: Ciro Boro - photo

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Sprite

Sprite can help calm a stomachSprite was introduced in 1961Sprite is the 4th most popular soft drinkSprite is sold in anout 190 countriesSprite is clear and lemon-lime flavoredSprite is made by the Coca-Cola companyIn Australia and New Zealand, Sprite is called lemonadeSprite Zero is a kind of Sprite with no sugarSprite became popular to teenagers in the 80'sSprite is the leading lemon-lime sodasource:History of BeverageNation Master: Spritephoto credit: macrotim

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Schweppes

Schweppes was founded in 1783A jewler Jacob Schweppe and a scientist created made ScheppesSchweppes Tonic Water, Schweppes Ginger Ale, Schweppes Ginger Beer and Schweppes Bitter Lemon are still around today even though they were created around the time of World War In 1969, Schweppes and Cadbury came together to form one companySchweppes is available in mor ethan 200 different countriesIn the centre of the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park, there is the Schweppes fountainOriginally, Schweppes was in the ‘drunken bottle’Jacob Schweppe patented his process for carbonating water in 1783Cadbury Schweppes currently employs over 36,000 peopleIn 1831, Schweppes introduced fizzy lemonadesource:Superbrandsphoto credit: Hilali

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Mountain Dew

Mountain Dew was invented in the 1940'sOne of the ingredients in Mountain Dew is orange juiceThe diet version of Mountain Dew was released in 1988"Do the Dew" is a popular slogan for Mountain Dew - it was started in 1993In 1995, Mountain Dew sponcered the first X-GamesMountain Dew was invented by Barney and Ally Hartman (brothers)Mountain Dew was originally made with whiskey, but not anymoreMountain Dew used to taste like 7-upThere are 6 brands of Mountain Dewsource:Fun Facts About Mountain Dewphoto source:DewKnight

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7Up

Nobody knows where the name 7Up came fromOne of the ingredients in 7Up used to be lithium7Up was invented in St. LouisThe original 7Up containers were 7 ounces7Up was created in 1929The inventor of 7Up is C.L. GriggThe original name of 7Up was "Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Sodas"In 1986, 7Up merged with Dr PepperThey took the lithium out of 7Up over 50 years ago7Up has 7 different brands of sodasource:7Up Factsphoto credit:Roadsidepictures

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Pepsi

Each can of Pepsi contains at least 8 teaspoons of sugar Caleb D. Bradham created Pepsi in 1898Pepsi advertised in China with the slogan "Come alive with Pepsi", but the translation came out "'Pepsi brings your ancestors back from the grave"Pepsi was invented in New Bern, North CarolinaPepsi was orignally created to help with stomach painsDuring the Great Depression, Pepsi prices were 10 cents for a 12 ounce bottle. Once they changed it to 5 cents each sales went through the roofPepsi was the first foreign product in RussiaPepsi Cola was an imitaion of Coca ColaPepsi was one of the first companies to switch from horse-drawn transport to motor vehiclesThe original logo for Pepsi was created in 1898source:Yahoo! Answers: Pepsi Fun FactsDebrain: PepsiAndy's Pepsiholic Haven: Pepsi Historyphoto source: mashroms

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Sierra Mist

Sierra Mist first came out in restaurants in the summer of 1999Mist has 100 calories per 8 fl ozSierra Mist was introduced by PepsiCoSierra Mist was first in stores in 20002,000 people participated in a favorable market research and chose Sierra Mist out of 1,000 possible namesThe kinds of Sierra Mist are: Sierra Mist, Diet Sierra Mist, Diet Ruby Splash, Cranberry Splash, and Diet Cranberry SplashMist is a lemon-lime flavored drinkSierra Mist seems to attract young men Eight ounces of Sierra Mist contains 100 caloriesSierra Mist does no have any caffieine source: Sierra Mist - The Official Site Sierra Mist Yahoo Answers: Sierra Mist VS Spritephoto credit: Bryan Veloso

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Fanta

The name Fanta come from the word 'fantasie' which means 'imagination' in GermanYou can get Fanta in 180 different countriesThere are 70 flavors of FantaFanta was created during the timke of World War IIFanta could be made from byproducts of cheese and cider production so Coca-Cola could make it in Germany and not have to send anything and still profitSome Fanta flavors are only available in certain countries.Fanta sodas are fruit flavoredSome Fanta flavors are Orange, Orange Zero, Grape, Peach, Pineapple, Grapefruit, Apple, and StrawberryA Fantana is a representative of FantaThere is a rumer that Pope Benedict XVI's favorite beverage is Fanta source: Funky-Facts: History of Fanta A French Foreign Legion Forum: Interesting Fanta Factsphoto credit: roitberg

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A&W

A&W makes the most popular root beer in AmericaRoy Allen, a pharmacist in Arizona, invented A&W Root BeerIn 1919, the first batch of A&W Root Beer was createdThe recipe for A&W Root Beer hasn't changed in almost 100 yearsAt first, A&W Root Beer on cost $0.05 per can.Roy Allen and Frank Wright started to work together on the root beer in 1922. The name A&W came from their last initialsA&W have four flavors: Root Beer, Diet Root Beer, Cream Soda, and Diet Cream SodaIn 1986, A&W released A&W Cream Soda and A&W Diet Cream SodaIn 1950, Roy Allen retired and sold A&W to Gene HurtzA&W Root Beer and A&W Cream Soda both contain 120 calories per 8fl. oz.source:Associated Content: A&W Root Beer FactsA&W Root Beer: Official Site photo credit: miskan

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Dr Pepper

Dr Pepper was invented in Waco, TexasDr Pepper was most likely created by Charles Alderton (a young pharmacist) in 1885The period after Dr in Dr Pepper was dropped from the name in the 1950sDr Pepper is one of the oldest major soft drink company in the United StatesThere are 8 different flavors produced by Dr Pepper: Dr Pepper, Diet Dr Pepper, Dr Pepper Cherry, Diet Dr Pepper Cherry, Caffeine Free Dr Pepper, Caffeine Free Diet Dr Pepper, Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper, and Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr PepperDr Pepper blends 23 different flavorsYou can heat Dr Pepper in a saucepan 180 degrees and then pour it into a mug with a lemon at the bottom to create hot Dr Pepper to 180 degreesSome celebrities who love Dr Peppr: Aerosmith, The Beach Boys, Cher, Journey, The Red Hot Chilie Peppers, Johnny CashDr Pepper does not contain prune juiceThere is a Dr Pepper flavored lip balmsource:Food Reference: DR PEPPERphoto credit: SeeMidTN.com (aka Brent)

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      wjlambert lm 4 years ago

      I love Dr Pepper, but its so hard to get it caffeine free where I live (have to special order it - direct). Since I gave up caffeine I've discovered Fanta and I can't get enough of it. Thanks for the great lens info :-)

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      CaztyBon 4 years ago

      I love my Pepsi good lens

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Cool lens, even though I enjoy soda and its kinda bad for you

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      chickie99 4 years ago

      nothing beats diet dr pepper!

      it's even better now that it's caffeine-freee

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      Leah J. Hileman 4 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      I want access to some of those great Schweppes and Fanta flavors...I don't find those here in the States.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @Mythological: The can has more than 100 calories because it is a 12 oz can. It has 100 calories in 8 oz

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      Gale 4 years ago from Texas

      THAT explains why Dr. Pepper is such a big thing here. (I live in Waco)

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      Mythological 5 years ago

      Delicious facts. I didn't know Sierra Mist only had 100 calories!

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      redleafloans 5 years ago

      Nice lens... Soda is soooo good.. Although it's kinda bad for you. Lol... I still love it...:)

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      MONEYOFA 5 years ago

      @jimmyworldstar: Sprite is of the coke soda family and it does calm the stomach for some. But a family doctor would say clear soda.. and because Sprite is clear we hope you'll add it to your list.

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      MONEYOFA 5 years ago

      intmnoj-Now that the world is gone veggie.. I thought wow, soda..calories are very important an a glass of Coke soda 12 fl oz is about 140 calories. My choice..

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      jimmyworldstar 5 years ago

      Great factoids. A&W root beer hasn't change in over 100 years but it's one of the biggest brands for root beer. That's consistency right there. How does Sprite calm a stomach though?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      You are right...these facts were fun! Blessed by a Squid Angel.