7-up, a popular soda, once…

7-up, a popular soda, once contained Lithium. The popular beverage once contained the mood stabilizing drug, which is still widely used today in treatment of mood disorders. Lithium (#4 on the Periodic table) has a molecular mass of “7” and is a mood stabilizer for schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, and bipolar disorder – essentially “Up” your mood. Thus the brand name “7-UP.” The drug was removed from the formulation in 1950.

There is a little town in Mexico called Chamula where shamans started using Coca Cola…

There is a little town in Mexico called Chamula where shamans started using Coca Cola in their religious rituals to heal worshipers. Pepsi heard about this and began giving commissions to shamans if they recommended Pepsi instead, so then Coca Cola did the same and there are now rival religious groups based on which soft drink they use.