I’d like to teach the world to lip-sync

November 19 is National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day. And for most people, the first carbonated beverage with caffeine that comes to mind is Coke.

people on hillside with Coke bottles

In 1971, Coca Cola used the idea of world peace to sell their product, assembling a bunch of idealistic-looking young people on a hillside in Rome. Ironically, they are lip-syncing the song about teaching the world to sing. Read the full story behind the commercial here.

Coca Cola commercial, “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” (1971)

By coincidence, November 19 is World Toilet Day, which is fitting, since Coke is a diuretic.



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