Oddly enough, Coca-Cola, the world’s most recognized soft drink, was introduced in 1886 – one year later than a multi-flavored carbonated concoction called Dr Pepper. In 1885, a pharmacist named Charles Alderton was experimenting with several fruit-based flavors at the soda fountain and came up with a new drink.
A ‘scapegoat’ originates from the Biblical atonement ceremony in Leviticus 16. On the day of atonement, God instructs Aaron to take two identical goats. One of the goats is to be offered as a sacrifice to God as a ‘sin sacrifice.’ The other one is to be offered to Azazel and must sent into the wilderness bearing all the sins of Israel. Some biblical scholars theorize that the Barabbas story in Matthew’s gospel is an allegory designed to mirror the atonement ceremony in Leviticus.