Pope Leo XIII 1810-1902 endorsed a popular wine that had 6 to 7.2 mg of cocaine per ounce. He was purported to have carried a hipflask of it with him and he awarded a gold medal to the French chemist who concocted it.
In a brain scan, feelings of being in love and being on cocaine look almost identical.
In 1995, when looking through the manuscripts of Carl Koller at the Library of Congress, a German historian found a small envelope of cocaine with the note: “Remainder of the first dose with which I made my initial cocaine experiment in 1884”.
90% of baby changing tables in public UK bathrooms tested positive for cocaine.
At one point, Sears offered cocaine and syringes in its catalogs.