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coca-cola

In an endeavor to invent the ultimate medicine and the perfect drink rolled into one, pharmacist Dr. John Stith Pemberton in the late 1890s attempted a version of a popular cocaine-laced wine known as Vin Mariani, touting it as a remedy for morphine addiction.Earlier, in 1886, responding to local prohibition laws, Pemberton had developed the first recipe for "Coca-Cola." It must ... Read More »

heidi klum

Heidi Klum, the Teutonic titan of modeling, was born in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany on June 1, 1973. In 1992, Heidi won "Model 92", a German modeling competition. The top prize was $300,000 and an appearance on a German talk show, Gottschalk Late Night. Worldwide fame followed Heidi’s appearance on the cover of the 1998 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Beginning in ... Read More »