Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Fact of the Day: Father of Soda

Joseph Priestley of England invented carbonated water (known in his day as "soda water") in 1767. It is the most vital ingredient in all the soft drinks we enjoy today. 

23 comments:

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

good for us!
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Kay said...

Speaking as someone who owns a Sodastream and loves to make her own soda water, this is very interesting.

Sammie said...

Well then I say thank you to mister soda :)

Bob Bushell said...

Thanks Jo.

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Thank you Mr. Priestly for giving me a little carbonation with my vodka!

Christine said...

I should thank him!

Pat Hatt said...

An invention that lives on indeed

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Then this man should have a holiday named after him :)

DEZMOND said...

I remember the old soda water... we even had people who delivered bottles of it around the town when I was little.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Thanks, Joseph!

Margaret D said...

Amazing, some people do have great talent which they use well, and I bet he didn't know it would be used in his future.

stephen Hayes said...

Interesting.

Dana said...

I don't care for water that's not carbonated. Glad he invented the bubbles! :)

Pat said...

Who knew? Wonder if his family is rich?

Geojour said...

Now THAT is an invention I can stand behind.

Fundy Blue said...

Priestly was a fascinating character who is also credited with the discovery of the gas oxygen.

Linda said...

Cool fact, Adam.

Anna-Alina said...

I love drink it!
Thanks to him.

Pilar Domínguez said...

Interesting fact!! I thought soda was invented by Coca-cola, hehehe. Kisses:)

Kati said...

Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!
Good thing he was born, that's all I can say!

Have a great day,
-Kati

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Gift that keeps on giving

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Great invention!

Teddi said...

hello indigestion with no nutrient value. no thank you. although it can be a treat.