The degree to which Elon is now able to set the news cycle simply by tweeting is astounding, being as it is almost as impressive as Trump’s ability to do so. Perhaps if Elon were running for office the two would be equally powerful in that ability.
Regardless, Elon did it again, this time with a throwaway joke tweet about Coca-Cola, saying that he was going to buy that company to put cocaine back in it. In his words:
Next I’m buying Coca-Cola to put the cocaine back in
Just a joke, but one apparently popular enough for Business Insider to report on the history of Coke and coke in a recent article, saying:
While Musk’s comments about Coca-Cola were likely tongue-in-cheek, they bear some historical truth.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, cocaine was legal in 1885 when John Pemberton, a pharmacist from Atlanta, first brewed the drink. Read more