And then you realize how thirsty you are. Bad things happen when a body when it gets dehydrated, so it's important to keep taking in lots of fluids. But you get sick of water all the time, right?* So what do you reach for? Here in the south, the answer is obvious and automatic:
AN ICE COLD COKE.
But where does it come from? How does it get from random ingredients to your hand? Well, it's a pretty amazing journey, and it begins right here in my hometown.
In the heart of Atlanta, in a little area called Pemberton Place, The World of Coca-Cola sits at the corner of Baker Street and Centennial Olympic Park Drive, and opposite the Georgia Aquarium.
Here you can find out all kinds of things about the origins of Coke, how it's made, where in the wide world it gets sent to, and more.
You can see an entire museum of advertising merchandise, from early 1900s ads like this one:
Finally, here are 3 of my favorite Coke commercials. :)
*Actually, if you still want water, Coca-Cola bottles Dasani water! :)