Trivia

Hard

Pepsi Was Named After What?

A Digestive Enzyme
A Cheerleader
A Spanish Colonial Island
A Minor Norse God
A painting of the inventor of Pepsi, Caleb Bradham, in his pharmacy.
Sandstein/Wikimedia

Answer: A Digestive Enzyme

Like most early sodas, Pepsi was created by a pharmacist experimenting with new tonics to offer at his pharmacy. Created by North Carolinian Caleb Bradham, the fizzy drink was intended to aid in digestion and boost energy.

To that end, in 1893, Bradham mixed in pepsin (a digestive enzyme found primarily in the stomach that breaks down food proteins into smaller amino acids) and kola nuts (a caffeine and color-rich nut that gave early colas their color and kick).

The mixture was originally called “Brad’s Drink”, but was changed a few years later in 1898 to Pepsi-Cola—a combination of the name of the digestive enzyme and what it was mixed into. Although the name was later shortened to just Pepsi, the name still maintains a nod to its digestive fortifying origins.

Trivia

Easy

Ringworm Is Not Caused By Actual Worms, But By?

Trivia

Easy

The Largest Sea Plane Ever Built Was The?

Trivia

Very Hard

The Most Abundant Fish On Earth Is The?

Trivia

Very Hard

The First (And So Far Only) Person To Win Both An Ig Nobel and Nobel Prize Is?

Trivia

Hard

Old Faithful, The Famous Yellowstone Geyser, Was Once Routinely Used For?

Trivia

Hard

The Largest National Park In The World Is Located In Which Country?

Trivia

Hard

Who Was The First U.S. President To Use Email?

Trivia

Hard

Best Known For Lightbulbs, Phonographs, And Film, Thomas Edison Also Invented?

Trivia

Hard

Cydia, The Third-Party Alternative To The Apple App Store, Is Named After What?

Trivia

Hard

Which Planet Will Eventually Consume Its Own Moon?