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1. ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
8th May 1886: The launch of Coca-Cola
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 dangerous opiate. The prototype Coca-Cola recipe was formulated at Pemberton's Eagle Drug and Chemical House, a drugstore in Columbus, Georgia, originally as a coca wine. He may have been inspired by the formidable success of Vin Mariani, a European coca wine.
In 1885, Pemberton registered his French Wine Coca nerve tonic. In 1886, when Atlanta and Fulton County passed prohibition legislation against alcohol, Pemberton responded by developing Coca-Cola, essentially a nonalcoholic version of French Wine Coca. The first sales were at Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia, on 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. Pemberton ran the first advertisement for the beverage on May 29 of the same year in the Atlanta Journal.
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
The Milk Run
Business promotional work
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
My right knee is not going to fix itself any time soon! If money were no object, I could get it scanned and diagnosed pronto, but the good old NHS is rather crap at chronic conditions. At least, though it is complaining, it shuts up when fully rested (though there's still a feeling) and I can still walk on it. It doesn't like walking DOWNstairs.
I am inclined, while I can still walk, to apply time and mind-over-matter. Though we're into month 5, I know ligament damage heals only slowly anyway. I will also do some of my own research online. As with any challenge, it's about responding in the right way. This includes the loss of one's health. Whatever limitations there are on you, there's still a difference you can make. I shall therefore continue making the max difference with what I have.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you making the difference you want to make?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry, warm and sunny
1009 millibars and rising
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
My girl left me because of my pasta fetish. I'm feeling cannelloni right now.
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Jimmy Carr on soup -very funny!
Childhood dreams are shorter than adult dreams and nearly 40% of them are nightmares
9. ZEN WISDOM
The courage not to bow to pressure, the courage to stand alone, the courage to maintain one’s determination, the courage to look deep into one’s heart and confront one’s own cowardice and arrogance, the courage to challenge difficulties—those who possess this kind of courage are true victors.