Saturday, March 23, 2013

I Didn't Know That...!

Every once in a while, I run across something that is totally new to me and when I do, I just have to share it.

I guess that every early soft drink we can think of started out as a medicine, but the fact that many were still using the original recipe for many years is the surprising part! Here's the story about one of them.

Feel Good With 7-Up
 
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Fascinating Fact: 7-Up – invented in 1920 contained Lithium – the drug commonly prescribed now to sufferers of bi-polar disorder.

The drink was originally marketed as a hangover cure – due to the inclusion of lithium citrate. It was released just a few years before the Wall Street crash of the 1920s and it was marketed under the name “Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda” – quite a mouthful! The name was changed to 7-Up shortly after its release but lithium remained one of the ingredients until 1950. Some popular myths surround the name of the drink – but the name is most likely due to the original recipe containing 7 ingredients (with the “up” portion relating to the lithium) or the fact that lithium has an atomic mass of 7.

It's always fun to find out about these little tidbits of information from the past, don't you think?

Better have our coffee inside this morning, as the rain is supposed to come back today! We don't want to drink watered down coffee, right?

8 comments:

Phyllis (N/W Jersey) said...

So that's why I always loved 7-Up! I always thought it was those nice green bottles. Coffee inside is fine - I'll bring some Dunkin Donuts for all ('Ya know which two gals get the chocolate honey dipped ones)!

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

Didn't know that! I have to admit that I never even would have guessed that it once was used as a medicine, I just think it's a great soda :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Sixbears said...

Better have good old cup of coffee instead of those soft drinks. You never know what strange chemicals are in them. :)

linda m said...

Wow, that is fascinating!! Never knew that. I sure don't want watered down coffee, so coffee around the kitchen table sounds good.

HermitJim said...

Hey Phyllis...
I know that you and Jo always get the honey dipped ones! Must be a Jersey thing, right?

Thanks for coming over this morning!


Hey Christer...
Always good to see you, my friend!

I used to drink it a lot more than I do now. Taste seem to change as we get older!

Thanks for coming by today!


Hey Sixbears...
Seems like nearly everything I like now days is illegal, unhealthy, or fattening! Bummer!

How's that new Grandboy doing?

Thanks for coming by today!


Hey Linda...
In the kitchen is best today. We should have a great growing season this year, what with all the early rain!

Still pretty warm weather here compared to up north.

Thanks so much for dropping by this morning!

JO said...

Interesting I never new that.
Coffee in the kitchen is good nothing worse than watered down coffee.

Dizzy-Dick said...

I think I will stick to very strong Colombian coffer and maybe a Mexican Coke-a-cola once in awhile.

HermitJim said...

Hey Jo...
Right you are about the watered down coffee!

I'm sure glad you could come over today!


Hey Dizzy...
I had forgotten that you like those mexican cokes pretty well!

Glad to know you like that stronger coffee, like I do!

Thanks for coming by today, buddy!