Things aren’t always want they seem to be, especially when it comes to everyday products you use. What you thought had a clear-cut function, actually may have had a different purpose when it was first created.
Coke is a soft drink enjoyed by over a billion people everyday, but this was never the initial aim. In the late 19th century, John Pemberton invented the beverage but had no idea how to market it. After he died, business man Griggs Candler riskily sold the liquid as a medicine, claiming that it would cure headaches and tiredness. For years, people believed this was the case until the government decided that all medicine was too be taxed. After a court-battle, Coca-Cola was allowed to be sold as a fizzy drink. Phew!