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March 22, 1733

On March 22, 1733, mankind took the first step toward creating the perfect beverage. On this date, British scientist Joseph Priestley invented carbonated water. Unfortunately, it would take 153 years before man was ready to take the next step and invent Coca Cola and another 96 years before Diet Coke would evolve. All hail Diet … Continue reading

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March 25, 1992

On March 25, 1992, British scientists announced that they had discovered the largest Mersenne prime number to date. A Mersenne prime number is a prime number that is one less than a power of two. For example, two squared is four, and one less is three, and three is a prime number, so three is … Continue reading

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