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Pepsi probably wouldn’t have been as popular if it was still called Brad’s Drink.

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North Carolina pharmacist Caleb Davis Bradham invented the drink we know now as Pepsi in 1893. It was a mixture of sugar, caramel, water, lemon oil, nutmeg, and kola nuts, and was immediately popular. He named it Brad’s Drink, because wouldn’t you name a super awesome beverage you invented after yourself? We would. Five years later, the name was changed to Pepsi-Cola. It’s a weird name, but Bradham believed his “health” drink helped with indigestion. So he named it Pepsi after dyspepsia.

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