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12-03-1894

Coke Hold

On this day in 1894, some bright spark at the Coca Cola company realised that it might be a good idea to put their delightful fizzy beverage in glass bottles for the purposes of conveyance. Prior to that, thirsty patrons had to hold the liquid in their cupped hands until they were ready to consume it. And, as these were fairly unsanitary cow-poking times, cattle rustling time, this wasn’t an idea situation. Though, to this day, certain people insist on using the old school, cupped hand method of transporting Coke. These people are idiots.