Elon Musk has been among the public for years for being the founder of Tesla, a leading manufacturer of electric cars, as well as other companies such as PayPal and Space X, the latter being one of the most notable, as Musk has said he hopes That company revolutionizes intergalactic travel.
He has recently made headlines for his offer to buy Twitter for an exorbitant amount of 40 billion dollars and it seems that this is not the last big purchase he intends to make.
He says he’ll buy the Coca-Cola
Next I’m buying Coca-Cola to put the cocaine back in
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 28, 2022
After his purchase became the news of the month, Musk tweeted (obviously as a joke) that his next big acquisition will be the Coca-Cola company, as he has very special plans for the world’s most consumed soft drink. The businessman joked that he will “put cocaine back” on the popular drink.
His joke refers to the early years of the company, as the original formula developed in 1885 by a pharmacist named John Pemberton is believed to have contained coca leaf extract, the plant from which cocaine is obtained.
Although the brand denies this information, official US government sites confirm it: Coca-Cola did contain cocaine. In fact, the name of the drink was partially inspired by this ingredient. “Cola” arose from another ingredient in the soft drink, the kola nut, which contains caffeine.
But don’t scare us away! When Pemberton developed the original formula for the soft drink, cocaine was a perfectly legal drug, since it was believed that its use in small amounts was safe, which is why it was an active component of many medications. Don’t think Pemberton was like Walter White in clandestine labs.
What else will Elon Musk buy?
The memes of Twitter users were immediate and bombarded Musk with ideas and suggestions of companies he should buy. For example, McDonald’s, “so that they fix the ice cream machines” or the History channel, “so that there are really history programs”.
For now, it seems that he will settle for being the owner of Twitter and assures that for him, a priority on the platform will always be the right to freedom of expression.