A Coke can holds 12 fluid ounces or 355 milliliters. A can's dimensions are 4.83 inches high, 2.13 inches in diameter at the narrowed top and 2.60 inches throughout the rest of a cylindrical can.
These sizes arose in the USA in the 1980s and 1990s. The sizes of Coca-Cola cans in other countries can vary due to a number of factors, including the type of metal used to fabricate the cans and the culture of the area in which the cans will be sold. In Canada, Coke cans only hold 280 milliliters, while in Japan the can sizes can go all the way up to 500 milliliters. Cans that are produced in America are made mostly of aluminum, but in Europe and Asia they are normally a mix of steel and aluminum alloy.Learn More
Diet soda does not directly contribute to weight gain, but it may alter the body's ability to judge calorie content. This can lead to overeating of high-calorie foods, which causes weight gain. Most experts, however, do not believe that there is conclusive evidence to support this theory.Full Answer >
Coca-Cola was invented in 1886 by Atlanta pharmacist John S. Pemberton. He created the drink from scratch and eventually distributed it to soda fountains, which were gaining popularity after the end of the Civil War. Coke originally sold for 5 cents per glass.Full Answer >
A 12-ounce glass of Coke contains 33 grams, or about 8 teaspoons, of sugar and provides 136 calories. The USDA notes that this value is correct for soda that is poured straight from a can or bottle.Full Answer >
A 355-milliliter can of Coke contains approximately 2.2 grams, or 0.355 liters, of carbon dioxide. The concentration value varies depending on the size of the container where the Coke is stored.Full Answer >