Due to its status as an iconic brand available all around the world, you might feel like you already know all there is to know about Coca-Cola. Yes, you can drink Coke pretty much anywhere, and yes, it’s sold in more countries than there are in the United Nations. But just because it’s so familiar doesn’t mean we know all the deep, (sometimes) dark secrets of its rich 127-year history.

Consider it your patriotic duty to dive into some lesser-known history of this quintessential American drink, and discover everything from its alcoholic beginnings to its literally out-of-this-world popularity.

Crack open a can of something fizzy and become an expert on the world’s most popular soda.