3 thoughts on “Cheery Science”

  1. You can tell a lot about a culture by the food they ate and drink they imbibed. For example, in the Middle Ages, when most people still lived in wretched poverty, they had a Diet of Worms. At about the same time, the ascendance of metallurgy was revolutionizing farming, providing plows that would effectively turn any soil. Not surprisingly, the most popular soft drink was Agricola.

    Perhaps the biggest advance in potation, however, came with the Bessemer Converter, and the steel age. That ushered in the most popular of all soft drinks: Coke.

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