Georgia antiques dealer Cliff Kluge claims that he has obtained a document of one of corporate America’s secrets that has been guarded for 125 years. He says he discovered the formula among of stack of papers he recently purchased at the estate sale of a prominent Chattanooga chemist.The opening bid for the yellowing typewritten document of $5 million rose to a buy-it-now $15 million as the famed formula was sold to a teenager.”It would have been a wonderful thing if it had found a genuine buyer”, Kluge said, as quoted by AFP, “but some 15-year-old kid bid on it – and it’s not a legitimate bid”According to eBay rules, the buyer has a three-day period during which he has to pay for the item. Kluge said he will relist the ‘historic document’ if the kid doesn’t find the money.However Coca-Cola claims that its secret concocted over a century ago by Dr. John S. Pemberton is kept in a vault at its World of Coca-Cola museum in Atlanta.”We sleep well at night knowing the secret formula is safe and secure with us,” Coca-Cola spokesman Petro Kacur said.Coca-Cola denies the recipe is an original, but admits it may come close to it.“It’s for a cola. But not Coca-Cola,” said the company’s archivist, Ted Ryan, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.The antiques dealer acknowledges on eBay that “there is no doubt (at least in my mind) that whoever typed the letter had seen the original recipe for Coca Cola … more evidence and external factors are falling in place to bolster the fact that this could be the original, with an emphasis on the word ‘could’.”In 2011, the public radio show ‘This American Life’ claimed it had discovered a supposed handwritten original recipe for Coca-Cola within a photograph accompanying an article published 34 years ago. In its earliest form the beverage was believed to have had cocaine among its ingredients. The beverage company insisted that the recipe was not original.As it stands, no one can authenticate any alleged copy of the secret formula unless Coca-Cola shows the original recipe – and that will probably never happen. …
Cell phones can be wonderful things. You might even be reading this on a cell phone. And today is the 40th birthday of the first mobile phone. That phone—look at how cute the antenna is!—could call other people at a somewhat successful clip and not fit in your pocket, but that’s about it. Over the last 40 years cell phones have developed the ability to do so many different non-phone-call things, making calling more of “feature” or, oh no, an “app,” rather than a vital method of communication upon which this device’s existence is based.So, 40 years on, it’s time to take stock of and ask yourself—as others have already done—what Your Cell Phone can actually do.Is your cell phone…Killing you?Continue Reading… …
The percentage of all U.S. adults with no religious affiliation at all is nearly up to 20 percent. …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Oz the Great and the Powerful” clicked with moviegoers.Disney’s 3-D prequel to the classic L. Frank Baum tale “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” debuted in first place and earned $80.3 million at the weekend box office in the U.S. and Canada and $69.9 million overseas, according to studio estimates Sunday.”Oz” tells the origin of James Franco as the wizard with Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz as the trio of witches he encounters after crashing in the mystical realm of Oz.The updated take on “Oz,” which was directed by original “Spider-Man” trilogy mastermind Sam Raimi, was a gamble that looks like it will pay off for the Walt Disney Co. The film reportedly cost $200 million and opened a week after “Jack the Giant Slayer,” another big-budget 3-D extravaganza that reimagines a classic tale, flopped in its opening weekend, debuting with $28 million at the box office.”Oz” was also golden overseas. The film conjured up $69.9 million from 46 foreign markets, including Russia and the United Kingdom. “Oz” could follow in the footsteps of Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland,” another costly 3-D film, which opened on the same weekend in 2010 and went on to gross over $1 billion worldwide.Continue Reading… …
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“It was a wonderful feeling, being in that celebration with
people in Colorado,” says ;Rob Kampia, head of the Marijuana Policy Project ;(MPP), of
his Election Night 2012 experience.
Thanks in part to the
efforts of MPP, Colorado and Washington became the first two
states to fully legalize recreational marijuana use and
In a Q&A with ;Reason TV’s Nick Gillespie, Kampia
talks about his organization’s “religious” devotion to “sticking to
the message,” relentlessly reminding voters of the fiscal benefits
to be reaped by taxing marijuana like alcohol and the shameful
waste created by the mass incarceration of non-violent drug
Kampia also reveals a surprising answer to the question, “What
did you do to celebrate the legalization of marijuana?”
About 5 minutes.
Produced by Anthony L. Fisher. Camera by Josh Swain and Zach
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