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Do you like trivia and fun facts?
Have you lost hours to Wikipedia rabbit holes?
Do you ever wonder about the history of everyday things in your world?

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Feb 9, 2017

In 1994, a movie came along about a man of low intelligence who happens to hit a few lucky breaks, weaving himself in and out of the timeline of American history, and into the hearts of millions of movie-goers. That man was Forrest. Forrest Gump.

For the month of February, I’ll be focusing episode topics on historical and pop culture references in the movie. Ones you may have missed when watching the film because of the overwhelming emotion attached to every scene, or ones you may only be familiar with on the surface.

In this episode, we’ll be talking about Forrest’s favorite and America’s oldest major soft drink. Beginning as a wellness tonic in a drugstore in Waco, Texas, its flavors are hard to pinpoint, exactly.

I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind Dr Pepper.

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Media:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSEdBNslGOk

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Sources:

http://www.drpeppermuseum.com/about-us/history-of-dr--pepper.aspx

http://mentalfloss.com/article/67514/11-things-you-might-not-know-about-dr-pepper

http://www.dmagazine.com/publications/d-magazine/1975/september/dr-pepper-takes-on-coke/

https://www.drpeppersnapplegroup.com/company/history

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/solved-mystery-of-dr-peppers-secret-recipe-1679012.html

http://inventors.about.com/od/famousinventors/fl/The-History-of-Dr-Pepper.htm

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/02/dr-pepper-is-the-oldest-major-soft-drink-in-the-united-states/

https://www.drpeppersnapplegroup.com/company/history

http://theroanoker.com/interests/history/one-year-in-roanoke%3A-1957/