These days, there’s a huge variety of low-calorie soft drinks on the market, from Diet Coke and Coke Zero to Diet Pepsi and numerous low-cal versions of sports drinks. But before this plethora of products became available, we had TaB—Coca-Cola’s first “diet” cola to hit the market—long before Diet Coke debuted.
What do you think of when you hear the phrase “Mother Goose?” A kindly old woman telling stories to children by the fire? An actual goose with anthropomorphic qualities? Just an image of a book of nursery rhymes? Well, no matter what comes to mind, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the phrase. It does, however, prompt a highly specific question: Was Mother Goose a real person?
If you’ve ever been going about your day as usual, only to be struck by the sudden feeling that you’ve somehow—however improbably—already experienced what you’re going through, then congratulations: You’ve just experienced déjà vu. You might even know the name for the feeling. But what is déjà vu, really? And what could possibly explain this weird and unsettling experience?