Our Often-Strange World May Hide Even More Bizarre Facts

Despite the adventures of modern day explorers and research of scientists, archaeologists, geologists, and cutting-edge technology that made modern day space based laser cartography possible, the world still remains a place filled with mystery and strange facts.

For instance, we all know people who are allergic to cats or more specifically their hair and dander, but who knew some cats are actually allergic to humans. But sometimes we find strange facts within our daily lives, and we simply may just not be aware of them, nevertheless, they still exist.

More to the point of this article; in 1929 the Howdy Corporation’s Charles Grigg created 7UP, the well-known bottle of lemon-lime flavoured soda pop enjoyed by so many. Launched just fourteen days before the 1929 Wall Street Stock Market Crash responsible for spurring the US into the Great Depression.

While not benefitting from the best timing for its launch date and initially going by the rather lengthy moniker “Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon Lime Soda”, the formula for the mixture that was later to become known as 7UP contained lithium citrate. When considering the timing of its launch, it was probably the one good thing it had going for itself since lithium citrate is a drug popularly used as a mood stabiliser during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Today it still sees use, albeit in a more limited fashion, for the effective treatment of people suffering from various mental ailments such as bipolar disorder, to name one. The soda had its original name derived from the formula’s primary medicinal constituent. Naturally, such a mouthful for a name proved less than ideal for consumers to read, remember, and pronounce. As a result, the name soon became abbreviated to 7UP Lithiated Lemon Soda, which they again chopped down to its current 7UP by 1936.

The financial pressure of Wall Street Crash, the Great Depression, and prohibition era caused a massive rise in the popularity of gambling, with many permanently turning to gambling for an income, with successful exploits of some gamblers quickly becoming legend.

Today in many counties across the globe, gambling has become a great form of pastime entertainment for a huge number of people, which gave rise to a vast number of online gambling entertainment venues. This made finding a trustworthy site suited to each person’s needs a difficult task. Most simply ease their way into the sports by referring to one of the premier online affiliates such as Efirbet.com, known for their good advice, handy beginner tips, and extensive range of vetted sportsbooks and casinos.

Interestingly, during the early years of the US Prohibition era, politicians built on their image of honesty, morality, and trustworthiness by appearing in public wielding hammers to aid the police in their task of destroying of casks of confiscated, illegal alcohol. Prohibition laws officially came into effect on the 29th of January 1920 only to later have all laws rescinded by the passing of the 29th Amendment in 1933, with only Mississippi becoming the last dry state in the Union until it too ended Prohibition before the end of 1966.

 

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