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History

Coca-Cola has become the most consumed beverage in the world since 1886. Coca cola was created by pharmacist, Dr. John S. Pemberton. The brand sells 1.7 billion drinks per day in over 200 countries worldwide

Popular Belief

There is a lot of popular beliefs about the creation and development of the famous American soft drink Coca-Cola. Many people believe that the coca cola drink is manufactured in basic cocaine. But for years, the cocaine was removed from Coca-Cola, not for health reasons, but for fear of raising new social tensions. Moreover, this beverage contains a huge amount of sucrose which can cause diabetes and obesity and tooth decay.

Myths

For being most popular beverage in the world, there are numerous unfounded rumors about it, some more hurtful that have a very harmful effect. They say that that the Coca-Cola spelled backwards in Arabic means “not Mohammed, not in Mecca”. Another myth about this beverage is that Santa Claus was invented by the brand. Coca-Cola is a very useful cooking ingredients. Coca is a very powerful cleaner that can dissolve anything, extremely dangerous for our bones.

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Coca cola is the most famous and largest beverage in the world. Wherever you can go around the world, you will find it. Coca-Cola is now the symbol of mass consumption and globalization. The brand has many other sub-brands which are very famous such as Sprite, Fanta, Minute Maid, etc.

 

 

Reference

Conversations Staff. (2012, January 1). 5 Things You Never Knew About Santa Claus and Coca-Cola. Retrieved from http://www.coca-colacompany.com/stories/coke-lore-santa-claus/

The Daily Meal. (2014, March 28). Famous Coca-Cola myths. Retrieved from http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/03/28/famous-coca-cola-myths/

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Icon Analysis

Michael Jordan/ Zinedine Zidane/ Morgan Freeman

I picked these three icons because each of them is very well know and very professional in their fields. First, I choose Michael Jordan, for me he is one the best basket ball play in all time. I loved watching Jordan play because he was a great basketball player. Second, I choose Zinedine Zidane, he is my favorite even though he retired now. He inspired me a lot because I loved watching him play and I always try to copy his moves in a soccer field. Lastly I choose Morgan Freeman, he is one the most talented and respected actor in the world. I like him because he is very smart and professional. He is my favorite actor.

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York, one of James and Deloris Jordan’s five children. The family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina, when Michael was very young. His father worked as a General Electric plant supervisor, and his mother worked at a bank. His father taught him to work hard and not to be tempted by street life. His mother taught him to sew, clean, and do laundry. Jordan loved sports but failed to make his high school basketball team as a sophomore.

Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane was born on June 23, 1972, in Marseille, France. A three-time FIFA World Player of the Year, Zidane led France to victory in the 1998 World Cup and starred for clubs in France, Italy and Spain. His career ended in shocking fashion when he was expelled from the 2006 World Cup final for headbutting an opponent, but he is nonetheless regarded as one of soccer’s all-time greats. He was one my favorite soccer playe during my childhood.

Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman was born June 1, 1937, in Memphis, Tennessee. Although he loved acting, Freeman joined the air force after high school to become a fighter pilot. He later realized it wasn’t what he’d wanted, and began his acting career. After years of small parts and limited success, he began to land big roles and win critical and popular acclaim. He’s now one of Hollywood’s most respected stars.

 

Popular Culture

hero3What is popular culture, and what does it mean to you?

Popular culture is a form of culture whose main characteristic is to be produced and appreciated by many. For me, Popular culture is a form of culture which includes accessible works and productions and known by many people,  such as television series, movies, video games, music or even food – and also, largely, Internet Culture.

Why is an understanding of popular culture relevant to you in a business environment and in your present and future career?

An understanding of popular culture is relevant in business because it has a very big impact in our lives whether in what we wearing or eating. The pop-culture therefore has the characteristic of being recognizable by all and tap into what is universally known, whether fashionable or part of a common cultural heritage. Personally,

What would you consider to be an example of a pop culture artifact? And why would you choose it?

A good example of a pop culture artifact would be  The Coca Cola Company because it is one of the most famous drink in all around the planet for many years. Millions of people from everywhere drinks Coca Cola.