The term “cola”, used to refer to carbonated soft drinks such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola, and R.C. Cola, is derived from the kola nut, an early soda additive that provided both caffeine and the caramel coloring common to many drinks.
Their association with the Christmas season might make you think poinsettias hail from a land of ice and snow, but the showy holiday flower is actually native to Mexico and Central America.
A staple of college and summer parties, the Jell-O shot was invented by mathematician Tom Lehrer during his 1950s service in the military as a way of circumventing liquor restrictions at the base he was stationed at.
Michael Jackson won 8 Grammy Awards in a single night in 1984; a record that is yet to be broken and was only tied 16 years after the fact by Santana in 2000.