Thursday, February 17, 2011

What have you learnt about Coca-Cola and/or Post-it's 'unexpected successes'?

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  2. Coca Cola used to be a non-carbonated syrup that was claimed to be a medicine. The first type of coca cola had cocaine in it. In 1887, some guy bought the formula for coca cola and sold it as a commercial carbonated soft drink.

    Dr Spencer Silver was trying to make a strong adhesive for the company 3M, but failed as the adhesive was very weak. So he put it on pieces of paper and sold it as post-its as they could be posted and removed from surfaces without causing any damage to the surface.

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  3. The yellow color was chosen by accident a lab next-door to the Post-it team had scrap yellow paper, which the team initially used.
    o.O

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  4. Coca-kola was made as medience till somone added sugar to it, so then they made it coca-kola

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  6. I have learnt that it was invented by DR John Pemberton, a pharmacist. The idea was to invent a nerve tonic, but instead of mixing it with wine, he used sugar. It was invented when he accidentally spilled Soda water into American Soda.

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  7. Human error might not always be a bad one.
    Coca cola wasn't very famous at first but because of that human error, the drink became very famous

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  8. coca-cola was actually a non-carbonated drink which was used to treat illness then carbonated water and syrup was added to the coco-cola formula to form the coke we know and love today

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  9. Coca-Cola was an accident as the doctor who invented the remedy told his assistant to add more water to the mixture but instead he added carbonated water which made it fizzy. The drink tasted so good that they decided to sell it as a drink rather than a remedy.

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  10. CoCa CoLa was a tonic and made into CoCa CoLa by adding some stuff.

    Spencer Silver was at church one Sunday. He needed to mark his place in his hymnbook and thought how handy it would be if the bookmark stuck to the page but could then be removed easily. He developed the idea, and quickly discovered that Post-it notes were useful not only as bookmarks but for all sorts of other things too.

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  11. It was invented by Dr Spence Silver who was looking for a way to improve 3M's adhesive It was an adhesive that formed itself into tiny spheres with a diameter of a paper fiber. The spheres would not dissolve, could not be melted and were very sticky individually.

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  12. Coca Cola used to be a medicine and then somebody added sugar, so they made it a drink.

    The post its are unique low-tack adhesive allows the notes to be easily attached and removed without leaving marks or residue, unless used on white boards.

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  13. Coca Cola is a medicine but became a sweet and delicious drink due to sugar

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  15. Coca-Cola was originally used as a nerve and brain tonic and a medical elixir but later accidentally water and sweet sugar syrup was added to invent coca-cola that we know today.

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  16. Spencer Silver had discovered a very weak glue that was reusable and easily removed from paper without leaving a mark. Silver tried to think of a use for his seemingly useless glue, but couldn’t.

    Eventually, Arthur Fry came up with an idea for using the glue while he was at church one Sunday. He needed to mark his place in his bible and thought how handy it would be if the bookmark stuck to the page but could then be removed easily. He developed the idea, and quickly discovered that Post-it notes were useful not only as bookmarks but for all sorts of other things too.

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  17. post it was originally supposed to be a strong adhesive glue but it turned out to be too weak so he put it on paper forming post it

    coca cola was a accident. a doctor who attempted to invent a tonic. he told his assistant to add more water to the mixture but the assistant accidentally added carbonated water which made it gassy ( fizzy) the drink tasted to nice it was no longer a medicine but rather a fizzy drink

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  18. CoCa Cola have cocaine in it..

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  19. Coca cola was actually a medicine but became a drink.

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  20. Fry’s colleague Spencer Silver had discovered a very weak glue that was reusable and easily removed from paper without leaving a mark. He needed to mark his place in his hymnbook and thought how handy it would be if the bookmark stuck to the page but could then be removed easily.So he invented post it.

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  21. coca cola was made to cure disease but a customer added sugar and thus made it into the drink.Dr spencer sliver made the 1st post it note but his colleague developed the idea and made it famous.

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  22. It contains cocacola contains concaine and was used for medical purpose at first.But then,It became popular with people and therefore became a success.

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  23. Coca Cola was originally created to be used as a medicine later, Coca-Cola was bought out by businessman Asa Griggs Candler, whose marketing tactics led Coke to its dominance of the world soft-drink market throughout the 20th century.

    Post-its was originally found by Art Fry and was named 'Press 'N Peel"but when it went into sales it failed terribly.His colleague Spencer Silver innovated on the product and came to know as Post-Its.

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  24. Coca Cola came about when someone accidentally added water and sugar syrup into a type of medicine while Post-it note came about when someone thought of creating a strong glue but it turned out to be weak.

    These unexpected things that happened made their products into something famous and used around the world.

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  25. I have learnt that the coca-cola was invented when a doctor and his assistant was making a remedy for a headache cure. But the assistant accidentally added carbonated water and that was how coca-cola was invented.

    For the Post-it, it came about when a guy wanted to make a strong adhesive glue, but it did not work. So he tried it on some pieces of paper and it soon became post-it.

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